Construction and the Modern Slavery Act: Tackling exploitation in the UK – Home Office

Posted October 9th, 2018 in construction industry, reports, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘This report examines the UK construction industry’s response to the Modern Slavery Act.’

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Home Office, 9th October 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Serial harassers who target a new student every year working in universities, report finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2018 in employment, harassment, news, reports, sexual grooming, universities by tracey

‘Universities are employing serial sex abusers who date a different student every year, a report has found. Research by campaigners the 1752 Group and the University of Portsmouth found that university staff who had had inappropriate relationships with one student or junior colleague were likely to have behaved similarly with others.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Response to the report on the use of terrorism legislation after Westminster Bridge – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted September 14th, 2018 in detention, news, police, reports, terrorism by tracey

‘The government response to the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation’s report into the use of legislation following the Westminster Bridge attack.’

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Source: www.official-publications.gov.uk

BSB seeks views on draft of new Bar transparency rules – Bar Standards Board

Posted September 13th, 2018 in barristers, consultations, disclosure, legal services, press releases, reports by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today launched a consultation to seek views about its proposed new rules to improve transparency standards for clients of the Bar.’

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Bar Standards Board, 13th September 2018

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Woman was murdered by stalker ex-boyfriend after police blunders, report finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 13th, 2018 in armed forces, murder, news, police, reports, stalking by tracey

‘A stalking victim was murdered by her ex-boyfriend after police left it to the soldier’s Army bosses to warn him about his behaviour, a report has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th September 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Home Office ignorant of strain on police after cuts, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2018 in budgets, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Whitehall’s spending watchdog has accused the Home Office of being ignorant of the strain that police officers are under after funding cuts led to 45,000 job losses.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

More than 100 pregnant women detained in UK removal centres since major review called for ban – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2018 in deportation, health, immigration, news, pregnancy, reports, women by tracey

‘More than 100 pregnant women have been detained in UK removal centres in the past two years, despite a government-commissioned review recommending the Home Office ban the practice in 2016.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lettings Agents are Discriminating Against Housing Benefit Tenants, says Shelter – Rights Info

Posted August 23rd, 2018 in benefits, equality, housing, landlord & tenant, news, reports, social security by sally

‘An investigation by Shelter has found many letting agents are refusing to rent to tenants who receive housing benefits.’

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Rights Info, 22nd August 2018

Source: rightsinfo.org

The government knew about horrific conditions at Birmingham prison, but didn’t care – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2018 in ministers' powers and duties, news, prisons, reports by sally

‘The chief inspector of prisons’ shocking report on HMP Birmingham shows that our prison estate is out of the control of authorities. The report found that inmates used drink, drugs and violence systematically. Prison gangs perpetrating violence could do so “with near impunity”. Staff experienced widespread bullying. While the inspectors were on site they witnessed an arson attack on a car in a staff car park.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Rashan Charles investigation finds officer’s failings were not deliberate – Independent Office for Police Conduct

‘An investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct into the incident in east London in July 2017 in which Rashan Charles died has found that the performance of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer who restrained Mr Charles fell short of expected standards.’

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Independent Office for Police Conduct, 15th August 2018

Source: policeconduct.gov.uk

New body outlines plans to strengthen UK product safety regime – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 16th, 2018 in codes of practice, consumer protection, health & safety, news, reports by sally

‘The recently-launched UK body charged with overseeing product safety has unveiled plans to strengthen the regulatory regime for product safety and standards, including proposals to set up a national incident management team capable of coordinating large scale product recall and repair programmes.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th August 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Watchdog berates PwC over ‘misleading’ BHS accounts – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in accountants, auditors, financial regulation, news, reports by sally

‘BHS’s accounts were misleading and featured unrealistic forecasts before Sir Philip Green sold the now collapsed department store chain, according to a report into the role of the retailer’s auditor, PwC.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Stephen Port murders: police watchdog completes report – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2018 in murder, news, police, rape, reports by sally

‘A police watchdog investigation into four murders by the serial killer Stephen Port, who drugged and raped young men before dumping their bodies near his home in Barking, east London, has been completed and its findings will be given to the victims’ families ahead of a full inquest.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Thousands of couples ‘exaggerate marriage faults to get divorce’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 14th, 2018 in divorce, news, reports by sally

‘A third of divorcees lie about cheating, a partner’s unreasonable behaviour and length of separation to get their divorce through the courts, a study has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

How many transgender inmates are there? – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2018 in consultations, gender, news, prisons, reports, transgender persons by sally

‘The campaign group Fair Play for Women claimed 41% of transgender women in prison are convicted sex offenders.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Child abuse inquiry: School ‘reputations put before victims’ – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2018 in child abuse, clergy, news, reports, school children, sexual offences by sally

‘Two leading Roman Catholic schools “prioritised monks and their own reputations over the protection of children”, a report says.’

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BBC News, 9th August 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Defendants ‘gaming system’ to get domestic violence cases dropped – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2018 in domestic violence, intimidation, magistrates, news, reports by sally

‘Defendants are “gaming the system” in specialist domestic violence courts by intimidating partners into not appearing in the expectation that magistrates will drop charges, a critical report has said.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Adopt inquisitorial criminal justice system in UK, charity urges – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2018 in criminal justice, legal aid, news, reports by tracey

‘Toynbee Hall says it favours continental-style system because adversarial process is expensive and inefficient.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Bar Council response to Justice Select Committee report on Criminal Legal Aid – The Bar Council

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in barristers, criminal justice, press releases, reports, select committees by tracey

‘The Bar Council has responded to the House of Commons Justice Select Committee’s report on the current state of criminal legal aid in England and Wales.’

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The Bar Council, 26th July 2018

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Government must change plans to let hospitals investigate own whistleblowing cases, MP say – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in hospitals, news, reports, select committees, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Government plans for a new NHS whistleblowing service have come in for criticism from MPs over “conflict of interest” concerns about letting NHS hospitals investigate themselves.’

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The Independent, 2nd August 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk