Newsletter Issue 121

Data protection: Taskforce recommends replacement of UK GDPR; European Commission adopts UK adequacy decisions
Employment: Acas publishes guidance on hybrid working; Updated Home Office guidance – right to work
Procurement: Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procurement) (Amendment) Regulations 2021; Update to requirements for publishing information on Contracts Finder
Tax: Vat deferral payment scheme closed
FAQ Procurement: What is the National Procurement Policy Statement?
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Newsletter Issue 120

Data protection: Data Sharing Code of Practice before Parliament; ICO to consult on bespoke UK standard contractual clauses; Anonymisation, pseudonymisation and privacy enhancing technologies guidance
Employment: Right to work checks – Coronavirus (COVID-19); Long Covid advice for employers and workers; Employment Rights Act 1996 (Protection from Detriment in Health and Safety Cases) (Amendment) Order 2021
Tax: HMRC Employer Bulletin June 2021
FAQ: Governance – What is the Professional Qualifications Bill 2021-22?
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Newsletter Issue 119

In this issue, the topics we will cover are as follows:

Governance: OFS Statement of Expectations – Prevent and address harassment and sexual misconduct; Proposals to strengthen freedom of speech at Universities; HSE guidance: Making your workplace COVID-secure

Employment:   EAT- strike out of claim and litigants in person; Household costs tax relief for homeworkers extended; EAT- sex discrimination and shared parental leave; EAT- determining substantial adverse effect under Equality Act 2010

Charity: Guidance on resuming public charitable fundraising

FAQ: Contract – Are electronic signatures valid and admissible after 1 January 2021? Read Full Article…

Newsletter Issue 118

Data Protection: ICO plans for anonymisation guidance
Governance: Additional six months for 2020-21 gender pay gap reporting; Home Office launches central registry for slavery statements; New statement of changes to Immigration Rules
Employment: Tribunal – dismissal for refusing to wear face mask was fair; ACAS guidance – getting COVID -19 vaccines for work; EAT – auxiliary aids and reasonable adjustments; Court of Appeal – removal of director and discrimination
FAQ Employment – What are the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2021?
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Newsletter Issue 117

Public Procurement: PPN 01/21 Procurement in an Emergency
Governance: OFS consultation on harassment and sexual misconduct in HE
Employment: End of employment and grievance procedures
Data protection: ICO toolkit for organisations using data analytics; EU Commission publishes draft adequacy decision for UK
FAQ: Employment – Can an employer use equality and diversity training to rely on the defence in section 109(4) of the Equality Act 2010?
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Newsletter Issue 116

The topics covered in this edition include: Governance: UK-EU future relationship; OFS issues letter to HEIs on regulation during current phase of pandemic. Data Protection: FOIA: Withholding of Employee qualification and Training information from disclosure permissible under section 40(2). Employment: Updated government guidance on work absences due to Coronavirus. Read Full Article…