Unpaid internships reform plan blocked in Commons – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2016 in bills, minimum wage, news, remuneration, volunteers by sally

‘Reforms aimed at banning unpaid internships have been blocked after Tory backbenchers and the government spoke against the proposals in the Commons.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2016

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Education bill scrapped after series of reversals – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2016 in bills, education, news by sally

‘The government has said it is dropping the education bill unveiled in this year’s Queen’s speech, abandoning several proposals that had proved to be unpopular. However, it said it would press ahead with plans for more grammar schools.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2016

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Homeless Reduction Bill – part 2 – Nearly Legal

Posted October 27th, 2016 in bills, homelessness, housing, local government, news, Wales by sally

‘After my rantette about clause 1 of the Homeless Reduction Bill as published for second reading, it is time to turn to the substance of the Bill in terms of new duties and so on. And, some drafting issues aside, these are broadly positive.’

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Nearly Legal, 26th October 2016

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Local councils “put off by lack of clarity on weight given to neighbourhood plans” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 27th, 2016 in bills, local government, news, planning by sally

‘Parish and town councils have been keen to embrace neighbourhood planning but have been put off “as it was unclear what weight they were given in the planning process especially where there was no local plan or five-year land supply”, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th October 2016

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Rape suspects to lose right to know accuser’s identity under new bill – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2016 in anonymity, bills, disclosure, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Rape suspects will lose the right to be told the names of their accusers in stranger cases under a move to change the law on sexual assaults. Campaigners claim victims of serious sexual crimes by strangers are frequently put in unnecessary danger by police officers disclosing the name of the accuser to the accused.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2016

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Reducing the Homelessness Reduction Bill. Part 1 – Nearly Legal

Posted October 26th, 2016 in bills, homelessness, housing, news by sally

‘Monday’s big news was the Govt announcement that it will support the Homelessness Reduction Bill – Bob Blackman MP’s private members bill, due for second reading on 28 October. But exactly what is it that the Govt is supporting?’

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Nearly Legal, 25th October 2016

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Supreme court case reopens debate over battlefield human rights – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2016 in Afghanistan, appeals, armed forces, bills, detention, human rights, news, Supreme Court, torture by michael

‘The political row over whether human rights law can be extended to the battlefield will be reopened this week in a supreme court case over the legality of detaining a Taliban suspect in Afghanistan.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2016

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‘Turing Bill’ for gay pardons fails in Parliament – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2016 in bills, criminal records, homosexuality, news, pardons, sexual offences by michael

‘A bill that would have wiped clean the criminal records of thousands of gay men has fallen at its first parliamentary hurdle.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2016

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Minister unveils plans to pardon thousands under ‘Turing’s Law’ – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 20th, 2016 in bills, crime, criminal records, homosexuality, pardons, press releases by tracey

‘Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now abolished sexual offences will be posthumously pardoned, Justice Minister Sam Gyimah announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th October 2016

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Why the Higher Education and Research Bill must be amended – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2016 in bills, education, news, universities by sally

‘The Higher Education and Research Bill has to be amended before it undermines the autonomy and vitality of our universities and the UK research base.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2016

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Investigatory Powers Bill amended to recognise privacy as ‘a fundamental priority’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 14th, 2016 in bills, investigatory powers, news, privacy by sally

‘UK peers have agreed to amend the Investigatory Powers Bill to give specific recognition to privacy as “a fundamental priority”.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th October 2016

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‘Helen’s Law’ to deny unrepentant killers parole backed by MPs – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2016 in bills, murder, news, parole, rehabilitation by tracey

‘MPs have voted in favour of a new “Helen’s Law” to deny killers parole if they will not reveal where victims’ remains are.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2016

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Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: The ‘Great Repeal Bill’: Constitutional Chaos and Constitutional Crisis? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘On October 2, Theresa May set out plans for a ‘Great Repeal Bill’ to be included in the next Queen’s Speech. There is very little detail currently available, but it appears this Bill is intended to remove the European Communities Act (ECA) 1972 from the statute book following completion of the Brexit negotiations. It would also incorporate current applicable EU law into an Act of Parliament and then allow the government to decide if/when to repeal, amend or retain individual measures in the future, following Brexit.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 10th October 2016

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New law will let councils opt out of child protection rules – The Independent

Posted October 5th, 2016 in bills, children, local government, news, social services by sally

‘A Government Bill is to give local councils unprecedented new powers to opt out of child protection laws, leading children’s charities to warn that vulnerable children could suffer.’

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The Independent, 5th October 2016

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What is the Great Repeal Bill? The Brexit law to end all EU laws (that we don’t like) – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2016 in bills, constitutional reform, EC law, legislation, news, repeals by sally

‘The historic proposal aims to end the European Union’s legal supremacy in the UK by converting all EU requirements into British law as soon as Britain exits the bloc.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2016

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Adoption and The Children and Social Work Bill – Family Law Week

Posted September 16th, 2016 in adoption, bills, children, news, social services by tracey

‘Adrian Barnett-Thoung-Holland, pupil barrister at FOURTEEN, considrs the extent to which the proposed legislation promotes adoption as the preferred model of permanency for children subject to care proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 15th September 2016

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Bosses could face jail for failure to prevent fraud – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2016 in bills, employment, fraud, money laundering, news, tax evasion by sally

‘Company bosses could be prosecuted for failing to stop their staff committing fraud under new laws being considered by ministers.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2016

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Wales moves to replace stamp duty with new land transaction tax – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2016 in bills, news, stamp duty, taxation, Wales by sally

‘The first new Welsh tax for almost 800 years is to be outlined in a bill expected to be introduced on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2016

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Justice Secretary Liz Truss casts doubt on prison reforms – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2016 in bills, human rights, news, prisons by tracey

‘Justice Secretary Liz Truss has appeared to cast doubt on plans for a sweeping reform of prisons in England and Wales proposed by her predecessor, Michael Gove.’

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BBC News, 7th September 2016

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‘Hillsborough Law’ drafted by victims’ families’ legal team – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2016 in bills, inquests, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘Lawyers for the relatives of 96 people who died at Hillsborough have drafted a new law to compel public officials to tell the truth at inquiries.’

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BBC News, 8th September 2016

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