The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
We can confirm that the Regulations have come into force as drafted in September (you can read our ebriefing here) and that there are no substantive changes to their content. Private Registered Providers (“PRPs”) are expected to amend their constitutions to give effect to the Regulations on or before 16 May 2018 (“the appointed day”).
The Office for National Statistics (“ONS”) has also just announced that PRPs are to be re-classified as of today as private bodies. The reclassification has been communicated in a letter, which can be found linked to the statement.
We are happy to advise on the best approach to liaising with local authorities in light of your constitutional arrangements. We also offer fixed-fee packages to amend your constitution to reflect the new Regulations.
You can find a full copy of the Regulations here. You might also find our previous ebriefings on Deregulation and the Regulations useful for a summary on the background to the Regulations and the effect they are expected to have on PRPs:
The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.
Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.
A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.
Thinking about the legal status of being a cohabitant probably isn’t at the top of the ‘to do’ list.
When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.
We are now only a few weeks away from the biggest change to data protection laws in over 20 years. Are you compliant?
The tragedy, in this case, is that there were options readily available to the midwives that they could have used. This was not a case of having to go above and beyond.
Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.
The SCCS has issued providers in the scheme a series of updated and new documents in order to assist with their National Minimum Wage review.
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