Coventry Council Considers Community Infrastructure Levy

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Coventry City Council is considering whether it should introduce a Community Infrastructure Level (CIL) to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in the city.


Court Rules Against Right To Rent

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A high Court has ruled that the "right to rent" scheme in England breaches human rights and it would therefore be illegal to roll out in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland without further evaluation.


Education Secretary Suggests Fees Not a Deterrent

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Education Secretary Damian Hinds has said there is no evidence to suggest higher tuition fees have deterred young people from applying to university.


Tenant Fees Bill Gains Royal Assent

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The Tenant Fees Fill has received Royal Assent, thereby putting an end to letting fees imposed by landlords or agents.


Universities to Develop World-Class Scientists

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Universities in the North East have been awarded £28 million to set up research centres that aim to develop experts to tackle some of society’s more pressing challenges.


Aberystwyth Welcomes Financial Incentives

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Aberystwyth University has welcomed the news that existing financial incentives for teacher training will be extended into the 2019-20 academic year.


Lincoln Council Granted Powers to Ban "To Let" Boards

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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has granted permission to Lincoln council to ban the display of "To Let" boards in certain parts of the city.


Leicester Universities Face Strike Action

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Leicester's two universities could face strike action as union members are balloted a second time on a walk out over pay and conditions.


Tenant Fees Ban to Apply From June 1st

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The Government has finally announced the date for the introduction of the well documented tenant fee ban, which will come into force on all new tenancies signed after June 1st.


Student Loans to Increase UK's Deficit

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A change in how student loans are accounted for could place further pressure on government to lower the cost of tuition fees.


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