Does the ESOS regime apply to an HEI?

The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) was introduced by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014 (‘the Regulations’), which implement Article 8(4) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012. ESOS requires ‘large’ companies and non-public sector bodies to carry out a range of energy assessments, including energy audits, in order to identify where energy saving efficiencies can be made.

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Police disclosure of safeguarding concerns outwith DBS check regime unlawful

In R (AB) v Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary [2015] EWHC 1238 (Admin) (20 May 2015), the High Court considered whether the disclosure of safeguarding concerns by the police to a local authority designated officer (LADO) was lawful. This case is a good example of the balancing act that must be struck when considering an institution’s safeguarding responsibilities and the Article 8 rights of its employee.

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Further ECJ decision on meaning of ‘establishment’

On 13 May 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), handed down its judgment in Lyttle and others v Bluebird UK Bidco 2 Ltd (C-182/13). The main issue was the meaning of ‘at one establishment’ and was therefore very similar to ‘the Woolworths case’.  This decision confirms the judgment in the Woolworths case, ie that an ‘undertaking’ could comprise more than one ‘establishment’.

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