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Leasehold reform – how does this affect retirement housing?

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Modern retirement home

The biggest reforms to property law for 40 years have been announced following the publication of proposed reforms for leasehold properties by the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick.

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MAC recommends extension to Shortage Occupation List for care sector

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The Migration Advisory Committee has today recommended that care managers and proprietors, senior care workers and nursing assistants be added to the Shortage Occupation List. It is a move that will be welcomed by a sector facing significant staffing shortages over the next decade.

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Royds Withy King advise on sale of ‘outstanding’ Bristol care home

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Royds Withy King advise on sale of ‘outstanding’ Bristol care home

Royds Withy King, a leading provider of legal services to the social care sector, has advised on the sale of an ‘outstanding’ CQC-rated care home in Bristol.

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MPs and commentators misguided to call for care home residents to be moved into hospitals

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The Care Association Alliance, a professional body that represents 38 regional Care Associations who between them represent thousands of care services across the UK, have today issued this statement in response to MPs, notably Shadow Heath Secretary Jonathan Ashworth MP, calling for care residents to be moved from their homes into hospital environments.

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Health & Social Care sector team at Royds Withy King completes Bristol care home deal

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Buyacarehome members, Chandler & Co and Royds Withy King, have completed today on the acquisition of The Gables Residential Care Home in Hanham, Bristol, for existing operator Paul and Jacky Edwards who already own Compton View Residential Home in Yeovil. Albert Goodman advised on the financial and tax aspects of the purchase.

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Call for Government to urgently clarify Job Retention Scheme eligibility requirements for health and social care providers

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On Thursday 26 March the Government released new guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). In so doing, it has created significant uncertainty as to whether health and social care providers are eligible under the Job Retention Scheme which allows businesses to designate workers as furloughed and recover 80% of their wages from the Government.

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Health & Social Care sector team at Royds Withy King acts for the sellers of a Hampshire care home

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The Health and Social Care Team at law firm Royds Withy King has supported sellers of a Hampshire care home to Hartford Care, an established operator for an undisclosed sum.

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Immigration regime will be a disaster for social care

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The Government has confirmed today that its points-based immigration system will not include visas for so-called “low-skilled” workers, which includes staff in the health and social care sectors.

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Will Supreme Court ruling on sleep-in shifts keep care providers awake

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In a landmark and highly anticipated case against Mencap, the Supreme Court will this week (12 and 13 February) hear arguments over whether time spent during sleep-in shifts in the social care sector can count towards working time for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage. The Court of Appeal previously ruled that only time spent awake and working had to be counted; however, the Supreme Court will make a final determination on the issue.

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Learn from the expert: Liberty Protection Safeguards scheme and your care business | Bristol

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Our Health & Social Care team is delighted to invite you to an exclusive evening with Alex Ruck Keene, barrister and a pre-eminent authority on issues around mental capacity law and policy.

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Learn from the expert: Liberty Protection Safeguards scheme and your care business | London

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Our Health & Social Care team is delighted to invite you to an exclusive evening with Alex Ruck Keene, barrister and a pre-eminent authority on issues around mental capacity law and policy.

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Celebrating the Care Innovation Challenge

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Some of our lawyers at the Care Innovation Challenge final in London. Pictured are James Sage, Nicola Radcliffe, Mei-Ling Huang and Bharti Moore with the winners, Team Orchard (Rachel Smith, Jordan Smith and Subhaan Iqbal).

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