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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…

EHRC inquiry: Racial harassment in higher education

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have launched an inquiry into ‘Racial Harassment in publicly funded Higher Education Institutions in Great Britain’.  The inquiry is being conducted under section 16 and schedule 2 of the Equality Act 2006. Details of...

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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
FAQ Employment: Can favourable treatment amount to disability discrimination Read Full Article…

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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Newsletter Issue 97

Data Protection: ICO guidance on passwords and encryption; ICO call for views on updating direct marketing code of practice;
Employment: Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 (Commencement No1) Regulations 2018; European Court of Justice judgement on payments in lieu of annual leave on termination; Government response to Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Consultation; Inquiry into Non-Disclosure Agreements
Commercial: Budget 2018: Capital allowances for structures and buildings; Contractual limitation periods of signing a document as a deed; the scope of an ‘entire agreement’ clause
Procurement: Equal treatment and previous participation;
FAQ: Employment: Do mistakes in a dismissal process impact affect the fairness of the dismissal, even if the employer believes that the dismissal was inevitable notwithstanding the procedural failings?
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GDPR: First ICO enforcement notice under GDPR and DPA 2018

On 20 September 2018 it was reported that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) had issued an enforcement notice dated 6 July 2018 to AggregateIQ Data Services Ltd (AIQ), using its powers under section 149 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) for the first...

Newsletter Issue 96

Employment: Employer vicariously liable for rogue employee’s data breach; Professor raises complex and multiple employment claims against university; Ambiguity in employee letter of notice; Employment tribunals and the construction of employment contracts
Equality: Supreme Court -Refusal to bake cake with message supporting gay marriage not discriminatory
Data protection: First ICO enforcement notice under GDPR and DPA 2018; ICO: data protection fee enforcement action
Governance: Government announces TEF plan on ‘grade inflation’
Charity: Changes to service for updating charity details
FAQ: Procurement – Can a contracting authority be party to a framework agreement, even though it did not sign the original agreement?
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Newsletter Issue 95

Governance: Disclosure of criminal allegation and acquittal in the context of an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate;
Employment: TUPE – HMRC now applying NMW penalties to new employer; TUPE – ‘transfer of economic entity’ and ‘administrative reorganisation’; Menopause policies and employer support; Victimisation and bad faith;
Procurement: House of Commons Library briefing paper published;
Charity: Code of Fundraising Practice;
FAQ: Contracts – Do under-18s have capacity to enter into contracts? Read Full Article…