The new thresholds will apply to all contracts let and procurements that begin after 1 January 2020.
Whilst we all wait in limbo for the UK’s future in Europe, it is still worth noting some basics...
- The settled status scheme is still in place for EU nationals currently living and working in the UK – if the UK leaves without a deal, the deadline for applying for settled status is 31 December 2020, and if a deal is struck it will be 30 June 2021. It is estimated that only 1 million EU nationals have applied under the scheme and 2.6 million have still to do to so.
- Given those figures, employers should continue to encourage employed EU nationals to apply under the settlement scheme and provide, where possible, the electronic means for them to do so and agree to reasonable requests for time off to get documents verified etc.
- Employers will need to address what their recruitment strategy will be going forward if their previous one has depended on the free movement of EU nationals – whilst those workers who are already employed may stay (subject to them applying for settled status) it is likely, whatever the deal, that there will be some restrictions going forward.
If you have any questions about these issues please contact Hazel Findlay, our immigration specialist in the employment and pensions team.
The engagement report found four key areas for improvement; key person risk, pension board management, protecting members from scams and handling employer-related risks.
Many local authorities have declared a “climate emergency”; heat networks can be a part of the solution.
The Government have announced that there will be urgent reviews leading to the discharge of wrongly detained young people.
A review conducted by the MoJ found that the costs of the OPG to supervise deputyships between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2015 did not match the fees that the MoJ had set.
Final accounts may mark the end of the delivery phase, but risks remain that must be managed appropriately to avoid disputes.
Following a consultation earlier this year, the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has now published the final form of the new Rent Standard.
Following their consultation earlier this year, the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has now published the final form of the new Rent Standard.
We are delighted to announce the following promotions within Anthony Collins Solicitors.
Procuring organisations who have to make substantial changes to a contract during an OJEU tender process can breathe a sigh of relief.
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