Schools, colleges and voluntary organisations who work closely with children and young people are among those being asked to give their views on proposed changes to important safeguarding guidance and draft regulations.
BWB write for LUPC Magazine about the eight definitive changes that the GDPR will bring and what organisations will need to review - and in many cases revise - to deal with the increased compliance burden.
A recent judgment by the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has confirmed that an accreditation body can be an ‘undertaking’ under the Competition Act 1998 and so can be challenged in the UK courts for alleged anti-competitive conduct.
Those making applications for entry clearance under certain Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes for skilled work sponsored (Tier 2) visas for the UK will now be required to provide overseas criminal record certificates.
This will be of particular interest to those working in the fields of child protection, domestic violence and/or children’s and women’s rights.
The Supreme Court has issued guidance on deductions from wages for industrial action, concluding employers are entitled to deduct only 1/365th.
The Lawyer reported that BWB has been appointed as “one-stop-shop” providers on the 10-strong National Legal Services Framework, awarded by the London Universities Purchasing Consortium.
Bates Wells Braithwaite has been appointed to the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) as a “one-stop-shop” provider across all legal services.
On 27 April 2017, the much-awaited Technical and Further Education Act (“the Act”) received Royal Assent.
In the course of merger transactions we are working on for a number of Colleges we identified and raised with UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) a number of potential immigration issues for publicly funded colleges that hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence, as these issues could have easily been deal-breakers for many Further Education mergers.
Last month the Government announced its unequivocal acceptance of the recommendations made by the Independent Panel on Technical Education (also known as the Sainsbury Report).