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ICO Publishes Detailed Guidance on Criminal Offence Data

17 Nov 2020

Earlier this month, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) published detailed guidance discussing the use of criminal offence data in detail. Data Protection Officers and information governance teams should review the latest guidance to ensure RPs meet the obligations set out in the new…

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Property still open for business despite Lockdown 2

17 Nov 2020

The government have confirmed the property market can continue despite Lockdown 2. How is the property market fairing during these uncertain times? The Government says - 'You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless…

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The Importance of Policies

17 Nov 2020

CASE UPDATE: The Board of Governors of IQRA Community Primary School (Respondent) Ms F Mansur (Claimant) Background Ms Mansur was a Teaching Assistant at the Respondent school. The Claimants initial claim was direct sex/race discrimination, and unfair dismissal. There were…

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A Warning to Water "Re-sellers"

17 Nov 2020

The Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames has lost its appeal to the Court of Appeal over a High Court ruling that it overcharged tenants for water. It is not uncommon for local authority and private registered providers of social housing landlords to enter into agreements with water companies to…

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Could potential changes to Modern Slavery Legislation affect Public Bodies?

21 Oct 2020

The government has set out proposed changes to the requirements for transparency in supply chains under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. At present, certain commercial organisations must publish an annual statement setting out the steps they take to prevent modern slavery in their business and supply…

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Home ownership weathering the storm

20 Oct 2020

Last week members of the Housing Property Team had the pleasure of attending the National Housing Federation's first virtual Affordable Home Ownership Conference. A different format but non the less informative with valuable insight into the upcoming changes in the industry and the impact Covid-19…

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Relief Against Forfeiture - reasonable delay?

20 Oct 2020

Keshwala & Anor v Bhalsod & Anor (2020) EWHC 2372 (QB) This is an interesting case on relief against forfeiture and contains some useful pointers on the nuances of forfeiture by physical re-entry. The lessee had taken a 20 year lease of the property in 2008. It was a commercial lease…

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35 Million Fine for Illegal Employee Data Collection

20 Oct 2020

It has been reported earlier this month that the Swedish clothing retailer, H&M has been fined more than €35 million by the German data protection authority, after it was found to have unlawfully collected employee data of some of its employees in Germany. This is the highest level of fine…

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Housing Diversity Network

20 Oct 2020

Housing Diversity Network is a social enterprise that aims to inspire and empower people, promoting equality, diversity and opportunity for all. It works collaboratively to support organisations to improve how they address inequality, get the most from their staff and meet the needs of the communities…

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