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The Subsidy Control Act 2022 became law at the end of April 2022
The new regime is expected to come into force in Autumn 2022. Until then, public authorities are required to continue to follow the existing rules on subsidy control (as set out in the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the TCA), the World Trade Organisation rules on subsidies, the Northern Ireland Protocol and free trade agreements with other countries).
Getting ready for the Charities Act 2022
The Charities Act 2022 (the Act) came into force in February and primarily focusses on simplifying some of the overly complex and resource intensive areas of charity law.
Devonshires advise twig card on its acquisition of Mobi Market
Devonshires has advised twig card, a next-generation B Corp status bank that operates as a circular economy company at the intersection of personal banking and resale, on its acquisition of Mobi Market Limited, one of Europe’s fastest growing value-added resellers of used mobile phones.
Happy Earth Day!
Today we celebrate Earth Day, a day in which we recognise the importance of protecting our environment.
Devonshires act for Wales & West Housing Association Limited on their SHPS bulk transfer
We are delighted to act for Wales & West Housing Association Limited on their SHPS bulk transfer, into their own newly created scheme within the umbrella of TPT Retirement Solutions.
Devonshires appointed by Anchor
We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed by Anchor to their new legal services panel.
Devonshires recognised for environmental sustainability
We are delighted to once again be recognised by the Clean City Awards Scheme (CCAS)!
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) for Building Owners: Consultation and Government Update
Following the Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s initial recommendations on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans, otherwise known as ‘PEEPs’, the Government ran a consultation on proposals for new legal requirements (to be imposed on owners and managers of multi-occupied high-rise residential buildings) to undertake PEEPs for residents in certain circumstances. The consultation also impacted on associated Government guidance on the issue.
Building Safety Bill – The removal of the Building Safety Manager
Our recent article reported that there were rumours of the removal of the Building Safety Manager (“BSM”) role and the Building Safety Charge (“BSC”) from the draft Building Safety Bill (“BSB”). These rumours now appear to be substantiated by proposed amendments published by the Government.
Local Government Pension Scheme Valuation
31 March 2022 marked the end of the latest triennial cycle and the valuation date in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
The Pension Schemes Act 2021: the new criminal offences, financial penalties and regulatory sanctions
The Pension Schemes Act 2021 (PSA) received Royal Assent on 11 February 2021 and introduces new criminal offences, financial penalties and regulatory sanctions to strengthen the funding and security of defined benefit (DB) schemes.
New Guidance for Adult Social Care Settings: What Employers Need to Know
On 31 March 2022, the Department of Health and Social Care published the much awaited new guidance on infection and control resource for adult social care. This includes the Government’s updated guidance on vaccinations and testing. The key changes in the new guidance are set out below.