Health and safety inspections to be scrapped for all but most high-risk businesses, Government announces – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 11th, 2012 in company law, health & safety, news, regulations by tracey

“Regular health and safety inspections will be scrapped for all but the most high-risk businesses from April 2013, the Government has announced.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th September 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Changes to the Immigration Rules – UK Border Agency

Posted September 6th, 2012 in immigration, news, regulations by sally

“A written ministerial statement has been laid in Parliament today outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules.”

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UK Border Agency, 5th September 2012

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Draft planning fees regulations laid before Parliament – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 24th, 2012 in fees, news, planning, regulations by tracey

“Draft regulations which propose to allow local planning authorities to increase the fees they charge for planning applications have been laid before Parliament, but the cap on the maximum fees that can be charged remains the same.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd July 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Speedy copyright law change process is extended to regulations carrying 10 year jail term – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 20th, 2012 in copyright, news, parliament, penalties, regulations by tracey

“It will be possible to use a speeded up Parliamentary approval process for changing parts of copyright law that carry penalties of up to 10 years in jail under a proposed new law, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th July 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Changes to the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 – UK Border Agency

Posted July 16th, 2012 in families, freedom of movement, immigration, news, regulations by sally

“On 16 July 2012, the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 will change.

The amended regulations will set out the rights of EEA nationals and their family members to enter and reside in the UK and will also confirm the criteria for rights to permanent residence.”

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UK Border Agency, 13th July 2012

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Copyright exception law could be changed without full Parliamentary scrutiny – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 12th, 2012 in bills, copyright, ministers' powers and duties, news, regulations by sally

“The Business Secretary will have the power to add or remove exceptions to copyright and add or remove exceptions to rights in performances through new laws that would not be subject to the full scrutiny of Parliament, under Government plans.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th July 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Changes to the family migration Immigration Rules come into effect on 9 July 2012 – UK Border Agency

Posted July 9th, 2012 in EC law, families, human rights, immigration, news, regulations, remuneration by sally

“A number of changes to the Immigration Rules come into effect on 9 July 2012. These changes will affect non-European Economic Area (non-EEA) nationals applying to enter or remain in the UK under the family migration route.”

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UK Border Agency, 9th July 2012

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Implementing speedy changes to copyright law may create more problems than it solves, expert says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 15th, 2012 in copyright, news, regulations by sally

“Government plans to change the law so that future reforms to the copyright framework can be made through regulations rather than primary legislation could create problems for businesses, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th June 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Djanogly: Red tape challenge turns to legal services – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly has launched plans to scrutinise, simplify or scrap more than 150 regulations that affect legal services, to reduce red tape and ease the burden on businesses and consumers.”

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Ministry of Justice, 31st May 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Changes to the Immigration Rules – UK Border Agency

Posted March 16th, 2012 in immigration, press releases, regulations by tracey

“Today, Thursday 15 March 2012, a written ministerial statement has been laid in Parliament outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules. Most of the changes will come into effect on 6 April 2012. Some of the changes to Tier 2 will affect those who were granted leave after 6 April 2011.”

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UK Border Agency, 15th March 2012

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Antitrust and Regulatory Risks in the Energy Sector – Thirty Nine Essex Street

Posted March 6th, 2012 in competition, EC law, electricity, energy, news, regulations by sally

“A review of EU action over time in creating a competitive, internal market in gas and electricity.”

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, 25th January 2012

Source: www.39essex.com

Regulation of Health and Social Care Professionals – Law Commission

Posted March 1st, 2012 in consultations, health, Law Commission, regulations, social services by tracey

“The consultation paper makes provisional proposals which seek to simplify and modernise the law and establish a streamlined, transparent and responsive system of regulation of health care professionals, and in England only, the regulation of social workers.”

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Law Commission, 1st March 2012

Source: http://lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Employment rules may be relaxed for micro firms – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2011 in company law, employment, news, regulations by sally

“Companies employing fewer than 10 staff may be exempted from employment regulations under a consultation to be announced on Wednesday, to promote economic growth.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Red-tape challenge’ to liberate retailers from archaic regulations – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2011 in consultations, consumer protection, news, regulations by tracey

“Retailers will no longer have to hand over addresses of TV buyers to TV licensing authorities due to a red-tape overhaul. Nearly two-thirds of regulations specifically aimed at shop owners will be scrapped or reformed, as part of a bureaucratic tidying-up exercise by ministers.”

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The Guardian, 28th July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The increasing world of regulation and compliance – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 23rd, 2011 in consultations, EC law, legislative drafting, news, regulations by sally

“In a secret location in the UK, there is a warehouse the size of a football pitch that climbs five storeys into the sky. Under its gargantuan roof are more than three million boxes and, in these boxes, are thousands and thousands of files and innumerable documents.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd June 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Bloomsbury International Ltd and others v Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Sea Fish Industry Authority intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted June 17th, 2011 in EC law, fisheries, law reports, regulations, ultra vires by sally

Bloomsbury International Ltd and others v Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Sea Fish Industry Authority intervening) [2011] UKSC 25; [2011] WLR (D) 195

“The power conferred on the Sea Fish Industry Authority under the Fisheries Act 1981 to impose a levy in respect of sea fish and sea fish products landed in the United Kingdom extended to sea fish or parts of sea fish first brought to land outside the United Kingdom and only later imported into the United Kingdom. The levy so imposed, pursuant to the Sea Fish Industry Authority (Levy) Regulations 1995 Confirmatory Order 1996, constituted an internal tax under article 110FEU, not a charge having equivalent effect to customs duty contrary to articles 28FEU and 30FEU, and was accordingly lawful.”

WLR Daily, 15th June 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Next set of changes to student visa rules is announced – UK Border Agency

Posted June 14th, 2011 in education, immigration, news, regulations, visas by sally

“The next set of changes to the Immigration Rules affecting Tier 4 – the student tier – of the points-based system has been laid in Parliament today. The changes will come into effect on 4 July 2011.”

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UK Border Agency, 13th June 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) v JP Morgan Chase Bank NA (Case C-144/10) – WLR Daily

Posted June 6th, 2011 in contracts, EC law, interpretation, jurisdiction, law reports, regulations by tracey

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) v JP Morgan Chase Bank NA (Case C-144/10);  [2011] WLR (D)  188

“The exclusive jurisdiction, conferred by article 22(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001, on the courts of the member state in which a company had its seat, was confined to proceedings whose principal subject matter comprised the validity of the constitution, the nullity or the dissolution of the company, or the validity of the decisions of its organs. It did not apply to proceedings in which such an issue arose merely as a collateral question, for example where a company, sued by a bank to enforce a swap contract, sought to plead that the contract had been entered into invalidly in breach of the company’s own statutes.”

WLR Daily, 12th May 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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What can councils use by-laws for? – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2010 in byelaws, legislation, local government, news, regulations by sally

“David Cameron is backing an idea put forward by Greater Manchester councils to ban cheap booze using a by-law. But how ambitious can councils be when they are drawing up by-laws?”

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BBC News, 12th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hertfordshire County Council v Veolia Water Central Ltd – WLR Daily

Hertfordshire County Council v Veolia Water Central Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 887; [2010] WLR (D) 200

“In order to avoid absurdity, s 81 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and regs 3 and 4 of the Street Works (Maintenance) Regulations 1992 had to be given a purposive interpretation, meaning that the power of a street authority to undertake emergency works under reg 4 was conditional upon an inspection having been undertaken under reg 3 only where appropriate.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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