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30 May 2019 Treasury Committee Report on Economic Crime - Government Response

The House of Commons Treasury Committee ('Committee') published the Government’s response to its report on economic crime on 7 May 2019.

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17 May 2019 Children and contact with parents who are domestic abusers

It was announced on 15 May 2019 that “more than 120 MPs have written to the government asking for an inquiry into how family courts in England and Wales treat victims of domestic violence.”

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28 January 2019 Court of Appeal rules that an appeal submitted out of time should be allowed to be heard

Court of Appeal ('CA') has recently permitted an application for an extension of time to submit an appeal with the Employment Appeal Tribunal ('EAT') because it was in the interests of justice to do so.

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13 November 2018 Confidentiality is not an automatic defence to disclosure

Even documents containing confidential information can become disclosable in a procurement challenge.

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12 November 2018 Part-time judges entitled to backdate judicial pensions

Part-time judges to be entitled to count years served prior to the Part-time Workers Directive 98/23 extending Directive 97/81 being transposed on 7 April 2000.

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18 October 2018 Anti - Slavery Day

Research published this summer by the Home Office estimates that modern slavery costs the UK as much as £4.3 billion every year. Every instance of these crimes costs approximately £330,000 in support, lost earnings and law enforcement, second only to homicide.

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8 October 2018 British Citizenship Reforms

There are a number of different ways to apply for British Citizenship depending on your circumstances, however all applicants must demonstrate their knowledge of English and must pass the “Life in the UK Test”.

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24 August 2018 Government confirms state aid position after ‘no-deal’ Brexit

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has, alongside other technical memoranda, officially confirmed that in the event of a no-deal Brexit

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6 March 2018 The housing crisis - PM tells developers to step up and do their bit

The PM has announced plans to target developers who are sitting on planning permissions in a bid to address the ongoing housing crisis.

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National Minimum Wage back pay for sleep-ins: latest on appeal

Last year, an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision led to many workers becoming entitled to National Minimum Wage (NMW) for the whole of their shifts, including time spent asleep. This led to the government creating the Social Care Compliance Scheme (SSCS) and commissioning research into the impact of the liabilities for NMW on the social care sector.

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