A few weeks back many of us had probably not even heard of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC). However that has now changed as a result of the partial or complete closure of some 140 schools nationally, following safety concerns relating to RAAC.
Local governments award over generous severance payments at their peril as Northumberland Council have recently found out.
July was a month of research, with the Charity Commission (the Commission) publishing three(!) major pieces of analysis: its research on public trust in charities; its research on trustees’ opinions; […]
Brown v General Vending Services Ltd 2023 EAT 98 is both technical and practical in equal measures, no mean feat! Technically all roads lead to the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010.
We continue to keep track of recent prosecutions by both the CQC and HSE so that we can identify the trends developing and consider what they might mean for care and housing providers.
New regulations, the Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England) Regulations 2023, have been introduced that increase the amounts payable. For displacements on or after 1 October 2023 the new amounts […]
The wildfires in Corfu have been a brutal reality check to much of the world’s press and public this past week.
The Government’s guidance on using the Sourcing Playbook in conjunction with framework agreements raised a few eyebrows in our office. The guidance is intended mainly for Central Government and mandatory only for Central Government contracts.
Two reports published recently have again put local authority commercial ventures under the spotlight and serve as a stark reminder of the consequences of inadequate risk appreciation and poor governance.
With schools out (or soon to be) and the sound of ice cream vans in the air, feel free to grab a cuppa, kick back in the sunshine (ever the optimist!) and peruse our latest charity newsletter.
The big news for charities this month has been the implementation of further provisions of the Charities Act 2022. However, this important news should not overshadow or distract from several other significant developments in the sector.
Does a sick, suspended employee get paid sick pay (as per sickness policy) or full pay (as per disciplinary policy)? Croydon London Borough Council (the council) decided the latter was correct. A costly decision to the tune of £15,000 in an unlawful deduction of wages claim (to say nothing of legal fees etc).