Key points: Contracts and deposits; Whistleblowing consultation; Terms in employment contracts; FAQ: are there any PSED implications for procurement?
The Equality and Human Right Commission (EHRC) has recently published guidance on procurement entitled ‘Buying better outcomes – Mainstreaming equality considerations in procurement: a guide for public authorities in England’ (the new guidance).
On 27 March 2013, the Whistleblowing Commission, which was set up by the charity, Public Concern at Work, launched a consultation entitled, ‘Whistleblowing Commission: Strengthening Law and Policy’.
As mentioned in our earlier article, this case highlights the importance of ensuring that the intended agreement of the parties, whether in an employment context or otherwise, is made completely clear in any contractual provision.
Of particular relevance is the High Court’s comment that a deposit remains payable notwithstanding the termination of the contract, and if parties intend to exclude such a right, clear express wording should be used to do so.