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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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Data Protection Update

28 Jan 2021

December was a busy month for those involved in data protection compliance. Therefore, we've set out a short summary of the most relevant updates for our education clients. Brexit As you will no doubt have heard, the UK and the EU reached a trade and cooperation agreement on Christmas Eve…

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Data Protection Update

19 Jan 2021

December was a busy month for those involved in data protection compliance. Therefore, we've set out a short summary of the most relevant updates for our RP clients. Brexit As you will no doubt have heard, the UK and the EU reached a trade and cooperation agreement on Christmas Eve. That…

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COVID-19 Update - We Are Here To Help

05 Jan 2021

Following last night's announcement The Forbes Housing and Regeneration Team want to reassure our clients that we are here to help you get through this, we have done it before and we will do it again. We will work together with you during this evolving situation to ensure your needs are met. We…

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Procurement: Post BREXIT

22 Dec 2020

As the end of the transition period fast approaches, the Public Contract Contracts Regulations and Concession Contracts Regulations are being amended to bring them 'onshore' but not repealed. They will remain the law until the government's review reaches a conclusion that changes everything…

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EU/ EEA Data Flow: Business Readiness Update

14 Dec 2020

As the end of the transition period fast approaches, businesses must focus on actions required to ensure personal data continues to flow from the EU to the UK. This was the point raised by Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma in his weekly Business Readiness…

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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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Forbes Solicitors Offers New Complaints Self-Assessment Support For Landlords

10 Nov 2020

Forbes Solicitors is urging registered providers of housing to look beyond lockdown and remember to complete a new self-assessment for the Housing Ombudsman's Complaint Handling Code. Introduced in July this year, the Code requires landlords to self-assess by 31st December 2020 in a move to…

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Data Protection at the End of the Transition Period

28 Oct 2020

As the Brexit transition period comes to an end on 31st December 2020, organisations now need to begin to prepare for changes to the way in which they work from 1st January 2021. Whilst there continues to be uncertainty as to whether any deal will be reached with the EU, organisations should be aware…

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ICO Publishes Updated Subject Access Request Guidance

21 Oct 2020

The ICO has today announced that it has published its updated its 'Right of Access Detailed Guidance'. A copy of the guidance can be found here - https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/right-of-access/ This…

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