Newsletter Issue 103

In this newsletter, the following topics are covered: Property: Tenant Fees Act 2019 New regulations and codes of practice for educational establishment housing Charity: Guidance for charities with a connection with a non-charity Governance: Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015: Final Report Procurement: Abandonment decision and claims Employment: EAT: Compensation for failure to provide rest breaks can include award for personal injury Data Protection: ICO certification schemes and codes of conduct FAQ: Tax Is there a VAT exemption for commercial providers of education?  

Newsletter Issue 102

This month, the newsletter covers the following topics: Governance: UUK and NUS: report on BAME student achievement UUK guidance on sexual misconduct Employment: High Court: employer not responsible for injury at Christmas party Internal disciplinary proceedings and criminal proceedings Consultation on redundancy protection for new parents No change to right to work checks for EU nationals until 2021 Equality: Discrimination arising from disability and mistaken belief Data protection: EDPB guidelines on processing personal data in the context of online services FAQ: Freedom of information Are anonymised research data, personal data exempt from disclosure under FOIA?

Newsletter Issue 101

Data protection: Tribunal decides on ICO Information Notice under DPA 2018
Commercial agreements: BEIS call for evidence on the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013
Employment: Government consultation on confidentiality clauses and workplace harassment or discrimination
Governance: Small businesses and productivity: Government response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee’s Report
Bribery Act 2010: post-legislative scrutiny
FAQ: Governance: Is there any guidance on how to make a ‘modern slavery statement’ under section 54 (Transparency in Supply Chains) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015?
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Newsletter Issue 100

Governance: EHRC ‘Freedom of Expression’ guide for HEIs; No Deal Brexit guidance for HEIs
Charity: IoF issues new guide on telephone fundraising; FPS: shorter timescale for suppression requests
Employment: GEO gender pay gap guidance; Consultation on extending redundancy protection for women and new parents
Procurement: New Brexit guidance and further regulations
FAQ: Procurement What is the GPA? Read Full Article…

Newsletter Issue 99

Data Protection: ICO publishes guidance on GDPR contracts and liabilities; ICO issues guidance on controllers and processors
Employment: Implementation of the Good Work Plan; Sexual harassment at work: Government responds to Committee report; EHRC inquiry: Racial harassment in higher education
Tax, Insurance and Pensions: USS interpretation of incapacity
Charity: Scottish charity law consultation launched
Governance: The Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 receives Royal Assent
Commercial agreements/Procurement: Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
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Newsletter Issue 98

Data Protection: ICO blog: advice for organisations in relation to a possible no-deal Brexit
Employment: Dismissing an employee in receipt of long term disability benefits; Whether an independent professional expert was required on the disciplinary panel to address certain allegations of misconduct; The Good Work Plan outlines key changes to employment law rights
Governance: Companies House: incorporation applications to be checked for compliance with UN financial sanctions; BEISC Report recommends measures to address SME productivity; First Minister of Scotland’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership publishes recommendations
Commercial: Student accommodation survey report highlights mental health
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