HS2 seek confirmation of those with interest in land on the proposed route.
The key legislative change larger employers should be preparing for is the introduction of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations, which are expected to come into force on 6 April.
As many readers will be aware, we have been lobbying for a number of years, alongside the Longhurst Housing Group and the National Housing Federation, for the repeal of the section 133 restrictions in titles of LSVT properties to create what will almost be a “level playing field” between traditional and LSVT Registered Providers in terms of their stock values.
The Act requires organisations with a turnover of more than £36 million to publish a statement on their website setting out the steps they have taken during the year to ensure that slavery and trafficking is not taking place within their supply chains or across the organisation
Since 1 December 2016 you have had to use a new form of notice seeking possession (Section 8 Notice). The previous prescribed form has been amended to include the new mandatory ground for possession.
The new Design and Build and Minor Works contracts have now been released by the JCT, who have taken the chance to incorporate current legislation, reflect recent case law and listen to industry common practice in the new contract formats.
Protecting personal data is a challenge faced by all organisations, both public and private. The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) governs how corporate bodies use personal data (defined as data from which a living person can be identified) and failure to comply with it can result in hefty fines and considerable reputational damage.
A year ago, the problems besetting the housing market were barely out of the headlines, particularly in the run up to the passing of the Housing and Planning Act. But since last summer, when we seem to have entered an Alice in Wonderland world, where nothing appears quite as it seems, housing had until recently taken a backseat in the news bulletins.
Agricultural news round up covering CAP greening rules, continued use of glyphosate, stewardship grants, Better Broadband Scheme, driving without reasonable consideration and the 'Yellow Wellies’ campaign.
“It does what it says on the tin”, was, when first unveiled, a welcome departure from the usual overblown product claims. What made the campaign successful was the unambiguous labelling which conveyed a succinct message. If only agreements regulating the occupation of land were equally clear; unfortunately just because an agreement is labelled a licence, does not mean it is.