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Cap on public sector exit payments in force from 4 November
15/10/20
The draft Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”), capping public sector exit payments at £95,000, have now been approved by Parliament, and will come into force on 4 November.
Housing
Housing case law - October 2020
15/10/20
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
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Insurance
Claims for psychiatric injury in the workplace
13/10/20
[Updated article] There are a growing number of claims for psychiatric injury from employees who feel overworked and under supported (as well as being bullied or harassed) in the workplace.
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Employment Tribunal rules that a bank worker was entitled to full pay during period of suspension
12/10/20
In Ibrahim v Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, an Employment Tribunal has held that a bank worker was entitled to receive full pay whilst suspended.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Court of Appeal decides on assessing the value of accommodation claims
09/10/20
The Court of Appeal has now handed down the ruling in Swift v Carpenter and set out a new way of assessing the value of claims for accommodation. It has departed from the established methodology previously laid down in the case of Roberts v Johnstone.
Housing
Key considerations for stock transfer deals during the COVID-19 pandemic
07/10/20
With large numbers of homes expected to change hands over the coming 12–18 months, we consider what housing providers need to do to factor the current COVID-19 pandemic into their planning process.
Housing
Video: Stock rationalisation
30/09/20
We share our experience on managing a successful stock rationalisation project (including consultation) and draw on our extensive experience in the sector in this Q&A video.
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Employment Tribunal rules that the Equality Act 2010 protects people who are gender fluid
28/09/20
An Employment Tribunal has held that people who are non-binary/gender fluid fall within the definition of the protected characteristic of gender reassignment under section 7 of the Equality Act 2010.
Housing
Shared ownership reform: What do the new proposals mean for tenants and registered providers?
18/09/20
As a part of the government’s strategy towards increasing home ownership, significant proposals aimed at making shared ownership more accessible have now been announced. In this insight, we explore the government’s proposals and what this means for RPs.
Housing
Housing case law - September 2020
16/09/20
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Insurance
Medical Malpractice Review
10/09/20
In this review of the year so far we look at some important legal decisions and developments impacting the healthcare sector and also highlight what we can still expect to come in 2020.
Housing
Possession cases: a roundup of the current position for housing providers
08/09/20
With the stay on possession cases due to be lifted on 20 September 2020, we summarise where we are now, and what you need to be doing in preparation for the lifting of the stay.