Under most construction contracts, the contractor takes on the ground conditions risk. However, a recent case has demonstrated that the risk can fall on the employer.
"We welcome new measures to ensure that student nurses spend time working as healthcare assistants as this initial training will ingrain the importance of hands-on care and help them to recognise when standards are slipping later in their careers. Having more people in the NHS who know how to treat people compassionately and in a dignified way is a step in the right direction and we are pleased that Ministers have embraced this recommendation made by Robert Francis QC.
"The NHS is going through the biggest period of change since its inception and as the population steadily ages, it is imperative that we have more skilled, willing and able personnel in position to safeguard current and future patients. It will also be of vital importance to ensure recruitment processes attract people to a career in nursing who have the right character as well as the technical ability to do the job well."
The UK Government has been consulting on how it should promote social value in its procurements. Here is our response that we submitted to the consultation...
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1 June 2019.
A recent case in the Court of Appeal will no doubt bring a sigh of relief for employers, but a corresponding sigh of disappointment may be uttered for equality and gender balance in the workplace.
This briefing assists response to the consultation paper by outlining the consultation questions, providing some background information and prompting some thoughts and potential answers.
A report published on 29 May by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that since 2009-10, local government spending on services has fallen on average by 21% in real terms.
A long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified that a lower standard of proof should apply than previously thought before an Inquest can return a conclusion of suicide.
New regulations come into force on 1 June 2019, amending the Section 21 (s21) prescribed form template for use with assured shorthold tenancies.
In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.
Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.
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