Apr 27, 2021
Civil servants union given green light for judicial review challenge over decision by Prime Minister that Home Secretary did not break Ministerial Code
The First Division Association has been given permission to bring a judicial review challenge over the Prime Minister’s decision that Home Secretary Priti Patel did not break the Ministerial Code in her treatment of civil servants.
Apr 21, 2021
Council leader defends his conduct after public interest report into pay-off of former chief executive
City of York Council’s Leader has been criticised in a public interest report by auditor Mazars over how former chief executive Mary Weastell came to receive a £377,118 pay off.
Apr 15, 2021
The Government has launched a five-week consultation on requiring care home providers, caring for older adults, to deploy only those workers who have received their COVID-19 vaccination.
Mar 23, 2021
HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) will from this week offer voluntary on-site rapid testing at four courts to people who attend scheduled hearings and are not showing symptoms of COVID-19.
Mar 19, 2021
High Court dismisses £600k+ damages claim brought by ex-employee against council over fundamental dishonesty
A High Court Master has thrown out a £600,000-plus damages claim for personal injury and loss of earnings brought by a former employee of the London Borough of Haringey after she was assaulted by a service user with learning difficulties in a facility operated by the council.
Mar 19, 2021
Supreme Court rules employers do not have to pay care workers national minimum wage for sleep-in shifts
The Supreme Court has dismissed appeals to pay two care workers the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for hours in which they are required to sleep on-site during overnight shifts.
Mar 12, 2021
The Supreme Court will next week hand down its ruling on whether home workers who are required to remain at home in their shift and/or residential care workers who ‘sleep in’ are entitled to the national minimum wage for time that is not spent actually performing some specific activity.
Mar 09, 2021
LLG and ALACE withdraw legal claim after Government commits to revocation of exit payment cap regulations
LLG (Lawyers in Local Government) and ALACE (the Association of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers) have confirmed they will be withdrawing their judicial review claim ahead of the revocation of the Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 on 19 March.
Mar 04, 2021
Court of Appeal rejects appeal by ex-magistrate over dismissal for views on adoption by same-sex couple
A magistrate and NHS trust board member who was dismissed over his views - based on his beliefs as a Christian - about the appropriateness of the adoption of a child by a same-sex couple, has lost two cases in the Court of Appeal.
Mar 02, 2021
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, the administrating authority for the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, has begun the procurement of a legal advice framework.