Changes to Immigration rules

On the 30 September, the Home Office announced a number of changes to the Immigration Rules which came into effect on 1 October 2013 following a written ministerial statement which was issued on 6 September 2013. The changes are detailed in the Statement of Changes (HC628) to the Immigration Rules, and there are a number of changes that affect Tier 4 of the Points Based System (PBS) for those who want to enter the UK as students.

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What is the ‘frustration’ of a contract?

The doctrine of ‘frustration’ has developed mainly in the area of commercial contracts. The doctrine, which is narrowly applied by the courts, describes a situation which can occur where an event takes place which is beyond the control of both parties to an agreement, and which was not anticipated in the contract.

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Important changes to legislation

On 1 October 2013, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced important changes to the legislation which are intended to help organisations comply with health and safety law. The changes have been implemented following a recommendation made in a review of health and safety legislation by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt (King’s College, London).

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