Draft reforms to UK holiday pay rules leave room for future changes – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK government’s response to two post-Brexit consultations on reforming holiday pay leaves the door open for more reforms in the future, according to two legal experts.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th November 2023

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Kate Ollerenshaw: Impact Assessment as an Accountability Mechanism: Past, Present and Future – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted November 9th, 2023 in brexit, company law, constitutional law, EC law, government departments, news by sally

‘On 19th September, the Government published a revised version of the Better Regulation Framework Manual setting out its new approach to impact assessment for regulatory measures. The system it will replace was aligned with the Government’s formal mechanisms to incentivise a reduction in the burden of regulation on business and civil society, but the repeal of the statutory Business Impact Target (BIT) by s. 18 of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 and the Government’s commitment to ‘Smarter Regulation to Grow the Economy’ in the post-Brexit world prompted revisions. At first sight the proposals, including the creation of a new ‘options assessment’, seem to address some criticisms of the previous system. As always though, ‘the devil is in the detail’ and ‘the proof of the pudding will be in its eating’. This post looks at the proposed changes in the light of past practice to highlight areas where the effectiveness of impact assessment as an accountability mechanism might remain compromised. For reasons of space, this post focuses on impact assessment as a prospective tool rather than its role in post-implementation review.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 9th November 2023

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Changes To The EU Settlement Scheme: ‘When People’s Vulnerability Is Weaponised’ – Each Other

Posted October 17th, 2023 in brexit, disabled persons, families, immigration, news by sally

‘In October 2019, three years after the Brexit referendum, I received my OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) accreditation and began volunteering as an immigration adviser. Only a few months prior, I had been through my own personal experience of the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), applying for and being granted settled status.’

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Each Other, 16th October 2023

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UK Mandatory Disclosure Rules (MDR) for cross-border tax avoidance arrangements – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 16th, 2023 in brexit, disclosure, HM Revenue & Customs, news, tax avoidance, taxation, time limits by tracey

‘New UK rules requiring disclosure of cross-border tax avoidance arrangements have been introduced to replace DAC6, the EU’s mandatory disclosure regime. Under the new Mandatory Disclosure Rules (MDR), disclosure has been extended to include arrangements wholly outside the UK/EU.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th October 2023

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Sanctioned company has “right to access courts”, appeal judges rule – Legal Futures

Posted October 10th, 2023 in brexit, costs, freezing injunctions, news, Russia, sanctions, stay of proceedings by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected a Russian tycoon’s bid to stay an $850m claim brought against him by two Russian banks, despite one of them being sanctioned, citing the right to access the courts.’

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Legal Futures, 9th October 2023

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UK kick off domestic data protection law shift – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 5th, 2023 in brexit, data protection, EC law, human rights, news, regulations by sally

‘Forthcoming changes to the basis of UK data protection law, although likely to be of minor practical impact, nevertheless represent an important shift in the lens through which domestic data protection legislation is viewed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th October 2023

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Retained EU law in the UK after Brexit – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 14th, 2023 in amendments, brexit, EC law, enforcement, news, repeals by tracey

‘Some EU law has been carried over into UK law after Brexit, so that there would be continuity in the many areas of UK law originally based on EU law.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th September 2023

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UK fails to ban 36 harmful pesticides outlawed for use in EU – The Guardian

‘The UK has failed to ban 36 pesticides that are not allowed for use in the EU, as campaigners say it is becoming the “toxic poster child of Europe”. Though ministers promised the UK would not water down EU-derived environmental standards after Brexit, there have been multiple instances of divergence since the country left the bloc.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2023

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Brexit: EU-derived equal pay protections to be retained – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2023 in brexit, EC law, equal pay, news, women by tracey

‘Women will still have the right to equal pay with men when an EU protection lapses at the end of this year, the government says.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2023

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The Good Friday Agreement and the European Convention on Human Rights – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 30th, 2023 in brexit, government departments, human rights, news, Northern Ireland by sally

‘On 11 August, a piece from Professor Richard Ekins KC (Hon) set out a case for the UK denouncing the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and leaving the treaty system altogether. One of the main arguments in favour of this is that it would “restore Parliament’s freedom, on behalf of the British people, to decide what our laws should be”. This marks one of the more recent such calls, amid a growing chorus of Ministers in the UK Government and Conservative Party MPs to leave the ECHR. Also, it should be noted that we have been here before. The constitutional aspects of such a move aside, there are particular reasons why it would impact Northern Ireland. While Northern Ireland does not feature in Professor Ekins’ 11 August piece, he has previously written about the interaction between the ECHR and the Good Friday Agreement 1998 (GFA), which underpins the modern devolution settlement in Northern Ireland and which brought an end to a brutal and deadly conflict. This interaction is the subject of this post.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th August 2023

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Financial Services and Markets Act 2023: Financial promotions and cryptoassets – Mills & Reeve

Posted August 25th, 2023 in brexit, chambers articles, cryptocurrencies, financial regulation, news by sally

‘The Financial Services and Markets Act 2023 (FSMA 2023) has recently come into force, having received Royal Assent on 29 June 2023. It’s a significant piece of legislation which will introduce some fundamental changes to UK’s post-Brexit and regulatory landscape.’

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Mills & Reeve, 24th August 2023

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Umbrella Interchange Fee Proceedings – Blackstone Chambers

Posted August 4th, 2023 in appeals, brexit, chambers articles, competition, EC law, fees, limitations, news, time limits by sally

‘On Wednesday [26 July], the Competition Appeal Tribunal handed down a judgment that is particularly significant for its analysis of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the “2018 Act”) and the scope of retained EU law.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 28th July 2023

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Product safety laws to be changed to better protect online shoppers – The Guardian

‘The UK’s product safety regime is to be overhauled to provide better protection for the public and make it “fit for the digital age”, ministers have announced.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2023

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Update on British Citizenship for Children of EEA Nationals – EIN Blog

Posted July 26th, 2023 in brexit, children, citizenship, EC law, families, immigration, news by sally

‘In our previous article, we discussed the complexities arising from the case of R (on the application of Roehrig) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWHC 31 (Admin) for children of EEA nationals and their potential claims to British citizenship. This case raised the question of whether the Secretary of State had been correct to treat children born before 2 October 2000 to EU citizens residing in the UK pursuant to their rights under EU law as having automatically acquired British citizenship at birth.’

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EIN Blog, 25th July 2023

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2023 c. 28 – Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023

2023 c. 25 – Offenders (Day of Release from Detention) Act 2023

2023 c. 24 – Child Support Collection (Domestic Abuse) Act 2023

2023 c. 23 – Co-operatives, Mutuals and Friendly Societies Act 2023

2023 c. 22 – Shark Fins Act 2023

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

New Financial Services and Markets Act will establish UK’s post-Brexit regulatory framework – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 30th, 2023 in bills, brexit, EC law, financial regulation, news by tracey

‘Less than a year since it was first laid before parliament, the Financial Services and Markets Bill has been granted Royal Assent – firing the starting pistol on what is likely to be a marathon effort to establish the UK’s post-Brexit financial services legislative and regulatory landscape.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th June 2023

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UK carves own path on data-related innovation under the GDPR – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 26th, 2023 in bills, brexit, data protection, EC law, government departments, news by tracey

‘In the five years since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect, the data protection legislative landscape in the UK has changed significantly, with further reform on the horizon.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th May 2023

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Carole Cadwalladr to appeal against ruling that she pay Arron Banks’s legal costs – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2023 in appeals, brexit, costs, media, news, public interest by sally

‘The award-winning Guardian and Observer journalist Carole Cadwalladr will appeal against a ruling that ordered her to pay significant legal costs to the prominent Brexit backer Arron Banks.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2023

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Air pollution transparency rules among EU laws to be scrapped by UK – The Guardian

‘Laws to ensure the government is transparent about how they plan to reduce harmful air pollution are among those to be scrapped in the EU retained law bill.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2023

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Brexit: Government suffers defeats over Retained EU Law Bill – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2023 in bills, brexit, EC law, news, parliament, repeals by sally

‘The government has suffered defeats in the House of Lords over plans to scrap certain EU laws by the end of the year.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk