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Housing Ombudsman’s latest spotlight report – Spotlight on: Knowledge and Information Management
The Housing Ombudsman has released its latest Spotlight report stating that getting Knowledge and Information Management (KIM) right is the "closest thing the sector could get to a silver bullet”.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Long-term Sickness
For every 13 people currently working, one person is long-term sick. It is reported that this increase is being driven by Mental ill health, musculoskeletal injuries (MSK) (possibly as a result of home working environment) and long Covid.
Anti-Money Laundering in the Social Housing Sector: Are your policies, controls and procedures fit for purpose and up to date?
Housing associations should be aware of the risks and their obligations under anti-money laundering (AML) and related terrorism legislation.
Landlords must adhere to important deadlines if dealing with converted or substitute contracts
On 1 December 2022, The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (‘the Act’) came into force. At that time tenancies and licences in Wales converted into ‘occupation contracts’.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Positive action
The Government have recently published guidance on how employers who choose to use positive action can help people who share a particular protected characteristic to overcome certain barriers under the measures.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Restrictive Covenants: Enforceability and intended limitations
We discuss the recent case of Boydell v NZP Ltd, in which the Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision to apply the ‘blue-pencil’ principle and delete wording from a non-compete clause in order to make it enforceable.
Expert evidence back in the dock
There have always been tensions within civil litigation conducted in the English courts as to how the principle that expert evidence should be objective, impartial and undertaken with an expert’s primary duty to the court marries with the party often having a right to choose its expert and to adduce expert evidence as it prefers.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Considering LGPS strain costs when making redundancies
In Cook v Gentoo the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that an Employment Tribunal should not have dismissed a direct age discrimination claim resulting from a decision to hurry through the redundancy process for an employee, in order to avoid making an enhanced pension payment.
Extradition – Can a Requested Person submit late evidence after submissions have closed?
In May 2021, Mr Peter Weinzierl was arrested at Biggin Hill airport following an extradition request by the United States of America.
Government publishes draft Responsible Actors Scheme Regulations – we consider who, how and why
Draft Responsible Actors Scheme Regulations: Who are the Responsible Actors, how do they demonstrate responsibility, and why should they?
Consultation Response: Draft Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-engagement
On 24 January 2023, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published its Draft Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-engagement.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Reasonable Adjustments Guidance
ACAS have launched new guidance on reasonable adjustments for mental health at work with the aim of providing support and practical steps for both employers and employees.