Private landlords and letting agents frequently advertise their properties stating that they will not rent to housing benefit tenants (for some outdated reason, still often referred to as “DSS” tenants). This causes real difficulties to such tenants whose housing choices are restricted. This blog considers the legality of such refusals under Part 3 of the … Continue reading “No DSS”: Can landlords and letting agents lawfully bar benefits tenants?
In November 2016, the government commissioned a review of modern employment practices. It is being led by Matthew Taylor and will focus on what has become known as the “gig economy”. In this blog, we summarise our written evidence to that review. Our central plea was that our legislators provide certainty for all. In our … Continue reading Certainty for all: a plea to the Taylor Review
In Achbita, the AG seems to think that because religious belief is a matter of choice and hence is mutable, it is less worthy of protection than the allegedly immutable personal characteristics that sit alongside it in the Directive. However, there is nothing in the Directive or indeed what sits behind it, the Treaty of … Continue reading All protected characteristics are equal, but are some more equal than others?