Monthly Archives: March 2012

Are registered providers public bodies in their capacity as employers?

In an important case which helps clarify some of the uncertainties left behind by the case of Weaver v London & Quadrant Housing Trust, judgment has today been handed down by Manchester County Court in the case of Smith v … Continue reading

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The Budget 2012

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 saw the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne announce the Government’s Budget for the financial year 2012-2013. According to the Treasury department, The Budget 2012 maintains the Government’s existing strategy, setting out measures aimed at … Continue reading

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“Out of time” equal pay claims can proceed in the High Court

Can claims for equal pay, which would have been out of time if heard by an employment tribunal, still proceed as breach of contract claims in the High Court? Yes, held the Court of Appeal in the recent case of … Continue reading

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UK Border Agency completes Biometric Residence Permits rollout

On 29 February 2012, the UK Border Agency completed its rollout of biometric residence permits (BRPs) to new applicants in the UK. As a result, the number of biometric residence permits issued by the agency will significantly increase. What this … Continue reading

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The cost of mishandling personal information

This article, which is relevant to the employer, appears in our new edition of IBrief. IBrief reports on legal issues relating to data protection and freedom of information and is due to come out in March 2012. Since 6 April … Continue reading

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