May 2016 Archive

Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

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This Act was expected to come into force on 6 April 2016 but implementation was delayed until today, 26 May, while the actual meaning of psychoactive substances was clarified. More …

Queen's Birthday extension of licensing hours

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Licensing hours will be automatically extended on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June until 1am to celebrate the Queen's birthday. More …

Spring clean those contracts

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The business travel world seems divided between those that operate by reference to clear and up-to-date commercial agreements, and those who do not believe contracts do anything other than feed their lawyers. More …

Employers should be wary of rule changes for Sunday shop workers

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Kevin Lau, Solicitor in our Employment law team, considers the new provisions regarding Sunday shop workers under the Enterprise Bill, which became the Enterprise Act 2016 following Royal Assent last week. More …

Stop press: Trade Union Bill receives Royal Assent

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The controversial Trade Union Bill received Royal Assent yesterday (4 May), to become the Trade Union Act 2016. More …

Apprenticeships Levy - Update

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The government has released an updated guidance note (dated 21 April 2016) on the Apprenticeship Levy and how it will work . We look at what the current details are ahead of the roll out in April 2017. More …

The EU referendum – how would 'Brexit' affect UK Employment laws?

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How could employment laws change following the vote to leave the European Union? More …

Blake Morgan's Professional Regulatory bulletin - review of March and April 2016

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Welcome to our May update, which reviews the key case law and professional regulatory sector activity of March and April. More …

Blake Morgan's Professional Regulatory bulletin - review of May 2016

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Welcome to Blake Morgan's latest edition of the Professional Regulatory Law Update, which reviews all of the important case law and sector news from May 2016. More …