n this update, we have focussed on the headline governance and regulatory issues that are facing RPs at this time. as we all deal with the Covid-19 crisis.
This social enterprise founded by two young entrepreneurs’ aims to confront the country’s digital skills gap.
The co-founders Mark Smith and Tom Fogden had created a specialist further education college working on a social mission with disadvantaged young people in Tottenham Hale to enable them to become involved in learning and developing skills to take jobs in technology.
The College has paired itself with apprenticeship providers such as Google, Deloitte Digital, Henderson Global Investors and Legal & General Investment Management to provide a higher level apprenticeship in digital innovation.
These industry partners have worked to ensure an industry designed curriculum to enable and create a new generation of high quality software engineers.
The College is named after ADA Lovelace, the early 19th century mathematician who wrote what many regard as the first computer programme. The College’s other aim is to increase and encourage the number of girls and young women who work in digital jobs.
The College is a triumph of innovation and motivation by its joint founders. Its temporary home involved the redevelopment of a council centre near Tottenham Hale station and its permanent home should be constructed in the next 2 to 3 years.
This project saw Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) provide expert advice on education issues, lease issues, procurement and construction issues, property development advice and funding advice. This project showed ACS working across multiple disciplines to ensure a successful opening. The ACS team was led by Dominic Curran and included Ranjit Bassey, Alex Tindall, Richard Brooks, Beulah Allaway, Richard More and Jon Coane.
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If you require any further information in relation to property matters and projects of this nature, please contact Dominic Curran.
The law surrounding organ donation has changed. The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill came into effect on 20 May 2020 and has implemented an opt-out system for organ donation.
Commercial and local authority landlords could benefit from urgently reviewing their legal options.
The Cabinet Office has published guidance asking for people to act responsibly, fairly and “in the national interest”.
To help our charity clients look to the future, we summarise key guidance and updates over the last week.
On 18 May 2020, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) wrote to all social housing residents in England (residents).
For anyone who is currently restrained from holding their General Meeting or have held such in breach of their governing documents, help is on the way!
Social landlords may be surprised to learn that “landlords should be able to carry out routine as well as essential repairs for most households”.
Many housing providers are now re-thinking about gathering information to complete their data return to the Regulator of Social Housing, with the initial exercise having been delayed by Covid-19.
With many premises being left unoccupied (or minimally occupied) during the lockdown, both Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive have warned of the increased risks of Legionella.
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