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First Homes: The known knowns and the known unknowns
The Government took many by surprise by announcing a new affordable housing product, called First Homes, at the end of last week.
Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive implemented in the UK
The Fifth Money Laundering Directive ((EU) 2018/843) has now been implemented in the UK by the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019
“If it walks like a duck…” The impact of new Off-Payroll Working Rules
In April 2020, a new regime replacing IR35 will come into effect for medium and large private sector organisations.
How to carry out a disciplinary investigation
Employers must appoint the right investigating officer, approach suspension with caution and gather as much evidence as possible, advises Jane Bowen
Five legal developments for employees and employers in 2020
In this article, we identify the five important developments of 2020 HR and Employment law, and how these are likely to affect both workers and employers rights.
Ethical vegan tribunal could open floodgates for other beliefs
In this article, Katie Maguire considers how this ruling could lead to similar cases, and the other "philosophical" beliefs that could follow
Pension perils and pension possibilities in 2020
It may form the last page of the publication, but pensions once again features in the Sector Risk Profile released by the Regulator of Social Housing late last year.
Delivering homes fit for the future
Whatever the result of the UK General Election on 12 December, it is clear that meeting the challenge of climate change is going to present a significant strategic issue for Housing Associations.
Devonshires act for Look Ahead Care and Support Limited on its acquisition of Blythson Limited
Devonshires are delighted to have acted for Look Ahead Care and Support Limited on its recent corporate acquisition of Blythson Limited, a Kent-based learning disability care and support business.
New EU Procurement Thresholds for 2020
Kris Kelliher, Partner, outlines the new public procurement thresholds which have been published by the European Commission.
Time is running out for housing associations to comply with new consumer credit regulations
With the Senior Managers and Certification Regime coming into force on 9 December, Alice Overton, Solicitor, discusses the implications that Housing Associations could face if they do not comply before the regime deadline.