Legislation / Legal (Archive)

IPCC:  Appeal following police search of a man in central London – (IPCC calls for witnesses following Polsham, Somerset road incident ~ IPCC:  Dame Anne Owers' response to ‘Police fear shortage of armed officers’ Guardian article ~ IPCC to investigate Thames Valley Police response in Ellis Downes case ~ IPCC:  Merseyside Police officer to stand trial for driving offence ~ IPCC investigation following trial collapse ~ IPCC:  “Failures” by Essex Police let down victims)

MoJ:  Review puts education at heart of prison service – (MoJ:  Biggest shake-up of prison system announced as part of Queen's Speech)

Home Office:  Immigration Bill receives Royal Assent – (New HO legislation features in Queen’s Speech)

CLG:  Landmark Housing & Planning Bill receives Royal Assent

ICO:  Insolvency law – why rogue directors trying to avoid fines face a rocky ride

IPO:  Baroness Neville-Rolfe introduces the IP (Unjustified Threats) Bill ~ LC: Government introduces the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill into Parliament)

LC: Experts endorse our ‘clean sweep’ approach to sentencing reform

Land Registry:  Issues with Variable Direct Debit notifications

Electoral Commission concludes party finance case

CMA report shows benefits of BAA break-up – (CMA:  New blog post on competition law redress ~ CMA wants banks to work harder for their customers ~ CAB:  CMA maximum charge on unarranged overdrafts good news for consumers ~  CMA:  Juice merger must offer undertakings to avoid in-depth inquiry ~ CMA could block de-icing merger ~ CMA:  Ladbrokes/Coral merger clearance may depend on shop sales ~ CMA:  Safetykleen/Pure Solve merger investigation cancelled)

FCA:  Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation created to help UK businesses comply with financial sanctions – (FCA reviews find mortgage firms lending responsibly but scope for improvement on competition ~ FCA bans Keydata’s former compliance officer, Peter Johnson)

FRC issues amendments to FRS 105 – (Audit quality review reports published by FRC)

Insolvency Service:  Panama & Peru-registered ‘gold mining’ companies shut down

National Crime Agency:  Drug smugglers hid heroin in tables