Charities may face criminal sanctions as ‘gagging law’ backdated before election – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2017 in charities, elections, legislation, lobbying, news, retrospectivity, sanctions by tracey

‘UK charities face a permanent “chilling effect” on their campaigns after the Electoral Commission said they must declare any work that could be deemed political over the past 12 months to ensure they are not in breach of the Lobbying Act.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2017

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 15th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

Higher Education and Research Act 2017

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A bluffers guide to the Homeless Reduction Act 2017 – Nearly Legal

‘The Homelessness Reduction Act has now received royal assent. The Act itself is here. There is no date yet for it to come into force – there will need to be statutory guidance produced first – and the current guess is that it is likely to be in 2018. Of course, what the Act mostly does is amend Housing Act 1996 Part VII.’

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Nearly Legal, 14th May 2017

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Facebook users will be given new legal right to delete all posts they made as teenagers, Tories announce – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 15th, 2017 in employment, fines, internet, legislation, news, young persons by sally

‘Facebook users will be given a new legal right to wipe clean all photos, messages and information that they put online before turning 18 under a new manifesto pledge announced by Theresa May.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2017

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Freedom of Information Act document leaks could become criminal – The Guardian

‘Whistleblowers and journalists could be imprisoned for revealing documents that can be obtained through freedom of information requests, campaigners have warned.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 11th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officer’s Charges) (Northern Ireland) Order 2017

The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2017

The Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) (England, Wales and Scotland) Order 2017

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 9th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

Criminal Finances Act 2017

Digital Economy Act 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 5th, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2017

The Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2017

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2017

The Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers’ Charges) Order 2017

The Specified Agreement on Driving Disqualifications Regulations 2017

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Brexit may cost MPs and peers the power to pass laws, says former judge – The Guardian

‘The “legislative tsunami” unleashed by Brexit will deliver the “greatest challenge” in history to the integrity of parliament’s procedures, a former lord chief justice has said. Lord Judge raised his concerns that by the time Brexit is completed and the “great repeal bill” enacted, MPs and peers will have effectively given away their powers to pass laws.’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 3rd, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England and Wales) Order 2017

The Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Immigration Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) (Biometrics and Legal Aid) Regulations 2017

The Proscribed Organisations (Name Change) Order 2017

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‘Failure to prevent’ offences on course for September as legislation clears parliament – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 2nd, 2017 in company law, crime prevention, legislation, news, tax evasion by sally

‘New corporate criminal offences of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion are on course to be introduced in September as planned following the passage of the underlying legislation through parliament.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th April 2017

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 28th, 2017 in legislation by tracey

Farriers (Registration) Act 2017

Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Act 2017

Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Act 2017

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Act 2017

Bus Services Act 2017

Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017

Technical and Further Education Act 2017

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017

Pension Schemes Act 2017

Children and Social Work Act 2017

National Citizen Service Act 2017

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017

Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Act 2017

Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Act 2017

source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 28th, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Transport Levying Bodies (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Contracting-out (Transfer and Transfer Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Single Common Market Organisation (Emergency Aid) (England and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 27th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017

The Combined Authorities (Finance) Order 2017

The International Tax Compliance (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Tax Credits (Claims and Notifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Land Drainage Improvement Works) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 19, 22, 23 and 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Modification)) Order 2017

The Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Offshore Petroleum Production and Pipe-lines (Environmental Impact Assessment and other Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Employment and Support Allowance (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional and Savings Provision) Regulations 2017

The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (England) Order 2017

The Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) Regulations 2017

The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 3) Regulations 2017

The Child Benefit (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Marketing of Fruit Plant and Propagating Material (England) Regulations 2017

The Education (Postgraduate Master’s Degree Loans) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 25th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017

The Prison (Amendment) Rules 2017

The Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Temporary Use in Great Britain) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) (England) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 24th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Police (Complaints and Misconduct) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Childcare Payments Act 2014 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 20th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Collection of Fines etc. (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2017

The British Nationality (Maldives) Order 2017

The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017

The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017

The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Prescribed Police Stations) Regulations 2017

The Civil Courts (Amendment) Order 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 13th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017

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K M Hayne: The ‘Great Repeal Bill’ – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘In the White Paper published in February this year (“The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union” Cm 9417), the very first point made was that the “Great Repeal Bill” will “remove the European Communities Act 1972 from the statute book and convert the ‘acquis’ – the body of existing EU law – into domestic law”. It was said that “[t]his means that, wherever practical and appropriate, the same rules and laws will apply on the day after [the United Kingdom] leave[s] the EU as they did before”.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 12th April 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 11th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The European Union Financial Sanctions (Enhanced Penalties) Regulations 2017

The Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

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