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Social Housing Relief for 100% affordable schemes: the latest update from the Courts
19/10/21
The High Court’s judgment considers the way that Social Housing CIL relief for a development with 100% affordable housing interacts with a Section 106 Agreement that secures a policy-compliant amount of affordable housing.
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The Residential Property Developer Tax
18/10/21
As part of its intervention to remove unsafe cladding, the government has unveiled a sector-wide developer tax. With draft legislation published, we provide a summary of the proposals for this new tax and look at what it could mean for the housing sector.
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Court of Appeal provides guidance for cases where sexual motivation is alleged
18/10/21
The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court decision which quashed the Medical Practitioners Tribunal’s (MPT) determination that the conduct of the doctor in question was not sexually motivated. Hannah Pilkington explores the two judgments in more detail.
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General Medical Council successfully appeals against suspension on basis that it was insufficient to protect the public
18/10/21
The Court held that a doctor’s personal dishonesty in knowingly practising in breach of conditions was not, however reprehensible, the primary mischief. Rather, the risk to the public lay in the deliberate regulatory breach.
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Professional Standards Authority successful in appeal involving antisemitic remarks
18/10/21
The Court held that a committee had been wrong to take into account a registrant’s intention in speaking words when the allegation did not refer to the registrant’s intention. Yasmin Khaira looks at the case in more detail.
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Court of Appeal clarifies correct approach to appeals by medical practitioners
18/10/21
The Court of Appeal clarified the different tests to be adopted by the court on an appeal by a medical practitioner and on an appeal by the GMC. Read more in our insight.
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Procurement reform – the timetable for change
14/10/21
The Cabinet Office has now given an indication of the timetable for procurement reform, with the new legislation expected in 2023 at the earliest. This is later than we had anticipated. Read more on what to expect and how to prepare in our insight.
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CCG close down and ICB establishment due diligence: Your questions answered
12/10/21
The Health and Care Bill provides for the abolition of CCGs and the transfer of assets, rights, liabilities and staff to ICBs. We summarise key due diligence milestones, how it should be carried out, and where legal support is recommended.
COVID-19: Workforce FAQs
23/09/21
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose significant workforce issues for healthcare organisations regarding the services they provide and the risks to staff. Here we share our FAQs in relation to these policies and communications with staff generally.
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Mandatory vaccination requirements for care home workers: What employers need to know
22/09/21
New regulations will come into force on 11 November 2021, requiring all persons working or deployed in a CQC registered care home to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption applies. We provide you with the latest developments.
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Government report heralds regulatory change in the non-surgical aesthetic sector
21/09/21
Lack of regulation of non-surgical aesthetic treatments has long been the subject of considerable debate. Now that the APPG has published its report into advanced aesthetic non-surgical cosmetic treatments, will we see changes in the sector?
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Housing case law - September 2021
21/09/21
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.