Legislation / Legal (Archive)

IPCC:  Proposals strengthen IPCC’s role & powers – (IPCC:  Failings identified in investigation into South Yorkshire Police death in custody)

HO:   Police disciplinary hearings to be held in public ~ Justice must be seen to be done – (HO:  No let-up in drive to combat 'legal highs' ~ Home Secretary announces statutory inquiry into undercover policing)

HMIC:  Vulnerable children and adults need care, not custody – (HMIC:  Greater Manchester Police improves its approach to tackling domestic abuse, following HMIC revisit inspection ~ HMIC:  Rape Monitoring Group digests now provide a more complete picture of how rapes are dealt with across England & Wales)

MoJ:  Unlimited fines for serious offences

Law Commission:  Firearms – making the law clearer & easier to use – (Law Commission:  Enforcing family financial orders)

NO:  Ombudsman report asks if children are being failed by complaints system

FCA:  Phillip Boakes sentenced following FCA prosecution – (FCA:  Payday lenders failing customers in arrears)

FSCS:  Castle and Minster Credit Union payments in the post – (FSCS now processing claims in relation to 3 Stirling Mortimer funds)

CMA:  Competition lawyer secondment opportunities at the CMA – (CMA:  CMA advises universities & students on consumer law)

HMRC:  High risk promoters of tax avoidance face government clampdown

ICO:  Hartlepool based NHS Trust ordered to review data protection by the ICO – (ICO:  Law change outlaws ‘back door’ criminal record check ~ ICO raids call centre connected to millions of nuisance calls)

NCA:  Suspect arrested in US Department of Defense hacking – (NCA:  57 arrested in nationwide cyber crime strike week)

DfT:  Farmers set to benefit from increase in tractor weights and speeds

ScotGov:  Carers Bill published - New rights for carers

WAG:  Statutory climate change targets to form part of Environment Bill

PC&PE:  Single regulator & independent commission needed to protect pension savers – (PC&PE:  UK cannot be confident its extradition regime is protecting human rights, says Lords ~ PC&PE:  UK's record on implementing human rights judgments risks being undermined ~ PC&PE:  Civil legal aid cuts "failed to target help where needed")

LGA:  Lower the drink drive limit to cut road deaths, say Fire & Rescue Authorities

CLG:  Tenants safer under new government measures – (LGA response to MPs voting in favour of standardised cigarette packs)

CCW:  Landlords urged to act now to avoid impact of unpaid water bills

Ofcom announces Strategic Review of Digital Communications – (techUK:  The time is right for Ofcom’s digital review)

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