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…

Newsletter Issue 115

The Topics covered in this issue include: Procurement: Guidance on public sector procurement after the end of Brexit transition period; Application for summary judgment and automatic stay lifted in procurement claim. Data Protection: ICO publishes detailed guidance on criminal offence data. Employment: HMRC issues updated guidance to reflect extension of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Read Full Article…

Newsletter Issue 114

The topics covered in this issue include: Employment: Gender fluid/non-binary employee covered by Equality Act 2010 definition of gender reassignment; Indirect age discrimination: establishing group and individual disadvantage; Data Protection: ICO’s open letter and further update to regulatory approach during health emergency; ICO publishes updated guidance on data access requests; Governance: UUK publishes new guidance on international collaborations; UUK: checklist for supporting students who are required to self-isolate

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Newsletter Issue 113

The following Topics are covered in this Newsletter: Employment: Material factor needs to explain but not justify pay disparity (Court of Appeal); Reasonable adjustment includes undertaking by Employer. Data Protection: ICO Issues updated statement on Schrems II judgement; Governance: New Points-based immigration system rules for International Students; Department of Education: Updated guidance for HEIs in England ahead of new term; Charity: HMRC updates policy on digital advertising services to charities. FAQ: When is Covid related SSP payable.
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Newsletter issue 112

The topics covered in this issue include: Procurement: ECJ: Preclusion of non-profit-making bodies from participating in public procurement procedure even though entitled to offer same services under national law deemed unlawful PPN 04/20: Recovery and transition from Covid-19 Cabinet Office publishes PPN 05/20 giving guidance on the updated Outsourcing Playbook Data Protection: COVID-19: ICO issues further guidance on data protection during recovery period Equality: OfS: Briefing note on assisting disabled students Employment: Employment tribunal erred in law by focusing on employer’s decision-making process when considering if discrimination arising from disability was objectively justified (EAT) FAQ: Employment What work can an employee do during furlough?      

Newsletter issue 111

The topics covered in this issue include: Employment: Self-isolation after contact tracing deemed incapacity for SSP; Breach of confidentiality clause did not entitle employer to cease settlement payments; ACAS publishes guidance on conducting disciplinary and grievance procedures during pandemic Data Protection: ICO: guidance for employers on Covid-19 workplace testing Equality: Equality and Human Rights Commission publishes COVID-19 guidance for employers Governance: OfS issues briefing note on supporting international students FAQ: Data Protection Is just being asked to confirm information is correct considered to be processing of personal data?