November 2015 Archive

What's the impact of the Autumn Statement for employers?

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne had many issues to deal with yesterday in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement, not least his U-turn on cuts to tax credits, so it is perhaps no surprise employment was far less dramatic. More …

CDM 2015 – Update for the public sector

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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 ("CDM 2015") came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. CDM 2015 applies to nearly every construction, engineering or development project, including small and domestic projects. More …

What employers should involve in their anti slavery statement

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Allan Briddock and Ruth Christy discuss what employers should be including in their anti-slavery statements, following the new requirement, under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for larger commercial organisations. More …

New 'Novel Foods' regulation

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The EU's legislative process has approved a final draft of a new regulation on novel foods. The draft regulation is likely to become law in the near future, with most of it coming into force two years later. More …

Helpful case on legal privilege in regulatory investigations

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The doctrine of legal privilege prevents an investigator from seeing documents which have been created for the purpose of obtaining and giving legal advice. More …

FSA publishes database of food safety offenders and sentences

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The Food Standards Agency has published a database, linked to a map of the UK with details of all convictions for food offences in 2015. More …

New sentencing guidelines issued for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food prosecutions

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Following a consultation issued earlier this year, the Sentencing Council has published guidelines to Crown and Magistrates courts for sentencing health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety offences. More …

Transparency in supply chains - Statutory Guidance published

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The Home Office published guidance on 29 October 2015 (‘Transparency in Supply Chains etc. A practical guide’) on the requirement in section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for commercial organisations with an annual turnover of at least £36m to produce an annual 'transparency in supply chains' statement. More …

Increase in the Living Wage

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The Living Wage Foundation has today announced the following increases in the Living Wage: More …