Government defeated over voter ID plans in House of Lords – BBC News

‘The government has been defeated in the House of Lords over its plans to introduce photo ID for voters in elections.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2022

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Delaying new law ‘gives green light to rogue employers’, says TUC – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2022 in bills, delay, employment, news, trade unions by sally

‘Britain’s top union leader has written to the business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, to warn the government that dropping plans to legislate for tougher employment rights after mass sackings at P&O Ferries would “side with bad bosses”.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2022

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Britons living overseas for 15 years to get right to vote in UK elections – The Guardian

Posted April 1st, 2022 in bills, elections, immigration, news, time limits by sally

‘British nationals living overseas for more than 15 years are set to get the right to vote in UK general elections, after a proposed change in the law passed a critical stage in the House of Lords.’

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The Guardian, 31st March 2022

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Nationality and Borders Bill – Mills & Reeve

Posted March 31st, 2022 in asylum, bills, citizenship, news, refugees, treaties by sally

‘The Nationality and Borders Bill sets out the Government’s provisions to overhaul the UK’s asylum system. The Bill has been highly controversial from the outset and was quickly labelled by campaigners as the “Anti-Refugee Bill”. The UN Refugee Agency (“UNHCR”) has also highlighted significant concerns regarding many of the Bill’s provisions.’

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Mills & Reeve, 30th March 2022

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UK’s draft refugee and police laws are ‘human rights vandalism’, says Amnesty – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2022 in bills, human rights, news, police, refugees by sally

‘The government’s attack on fundamental rights and protections enshrined in UK law is an “act of human rights vandalism” that would curtail the ability of people to hold the state to account, Amnesty International has claimed.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2022

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UK trophy hunting import ban to be brought forward – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2022 in animal cruelty, animals, bills, government departments, hunting, news by sally

‘A trophy hunting import ban will be brought forward in coming months despite opposition from Conservative backbenchers, the environment secretary has said.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2022

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Enacting ECHR compliant measures to confiscate property: imposing sanctions on Russian oligarchs for the invasion of Ukraine – Property Law Blog

‘In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, there have been widespread calls to expand the sanctions imposed on Russian oligarchs linked to President Vladmir Putin. According to reporting by the Financial Times, civil servants are currently “examining very carefully” what powers are needed to “swiftly acquire specific land and property owned by a sanctioned person, without the need to pay them compensation.”’

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Property Law Blog, 11th March 2022

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Recommendations to allow electronic documents would revolutionise trade – Law Commission

Posted March 18th, 2022 in bills, documents, electronic filing, Law Commission, news by tracey

‘The Law Commission has today published its recommendations and draft legislation to allow for the legal recognition of electronic versions of trade documents such as bills of lading and bills of exchange.’

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Law Commission, 16th March 2022

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Ministers failed to allow parliament opportunity to scrutinise UK Covid laws – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2022 in bills, coronavirus, government departments, inquiries, news, parliament by tracey

‘Ministers failed to allow parliament enough opportunity to scrutinise the sweeping laws passed to tackle the Covid pandemic, according to a cross-party committee of MPs.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2022

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UK introduces exhaustive Online Safety Bill – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2022 in bills, consumer protection, fraud, internet, news, pornography by tracey

‘The government is to introduce its long-awaited Online Safety Bill in Parliament on Thursday.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2022

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Illicit finance crackdown only ‘first step in ensuring UK no longer oligarch safe haven’, MPs say – The Independent

‘Government efforts to crackdown down on illicit finance in the UK are only a “first step” in stopping the country being a safe haven for oligarchs, MPs on the influential intelligence and security committee have stressed.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2022

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New law banning cyberflashing to be included in online safety bill – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2022 in bills, criminal justice, internet, news, sexual offences, voyeurism by tracey

‘Cyberflashing is to become a criminal offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years in jail under government plans to strengthen the upcoming online safety bill.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2022

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Surrogacy: the current law and proposals for reform – Family Law

Posted March 11th, 2022 in bills, children, families, news, surrogacy by tracey

‘The number of people choosing surrogacy as a way to parenthood is increasing. Whilst it is difficult to know exactly how many surrogacy cases there have been in recent years, the number of applications for parental orders, which is the order required to recognise intended parents as a child’s legal parents, is growing. With this growth have come calls for reform to surrogacy laws, which many say are outdated and do not reflect current attitudes and lifestyles.’

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Family Law, 10th March 2022

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Bristol woman who hit officer with skateboard during protest jailed – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2022 in bills, criminal justice, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing, violent disorder by tracey

‘A woman who hit a police officer on the head with a skateboard during last year’s riot in Bristol has been jailed for five and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2022

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Research Briefing: Expedited legislation: Public bills receiving their Second and Third Readings on the same day in the House of Commons – House of Commons Library

Posted March 10th, 2022 in bills, news, parliament by tracey

‘A list of public bills since 1979 whose main Commons stages (Second and Third Readings) have been passed within one day.’

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House of Commons Library , 8th March 2022

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Internet scams to be included in UK online safety bill – The Guardian

‘Measures to protect people from internet scams will now be included in proposed online safety laws, the government has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2022

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Lords reject clause in bill criminalising refugees who arrive by irregular route – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2022 in bills, citizenship, immigration, news, refugees by sally

‘Boris Johnson’s nationality and borders bill has suffered four defeats in the House of Lords, including the removal of a crucial plank of the government’s immigration strategy that would have criminalised refugees who arrive in the UK through an irregular route.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2022

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Call to understand impact of menopause on family clients and lawyers – Legal Futures

‘Family law specialists need a better understanding of the impact of the menopause on clients – and female lawyers too – according to the solicitor launching a project to highlight the issue.’

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Legal Futures, 28th February 2022

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Lords criticise plans to remove UK citizenship without warning – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2022 in bills, citizenship, government departments, news, notification by sally

‘Plans to strip people of British citizenship without prior warning are against British values and would render people from ethnic minorities second-class citizens, senior peers have warned.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2022

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Russian oligarchs in UK face new laws tackling ‘dirty money’ – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson has said that Russian oligarchs will no longer have a hiding place for their “ill-gotten gains” in the UK under legislation being introduced in parliament this week.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2022

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