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The announcement that the minimum wage for workers over 25 will rise to £7.20 from April 2016 is likely to hit domiciliary and residential care providers hard.
Proposed Sections 96 to 100 of the Housing and Planning Bill slightly modify the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (PCPA) and the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
A fascinating insight into the relationship between the local government department and planning policy...
The existing Living Wage is already higher than the National Living Wage. What’s going on?
With post-floods guidance, developers may experience delays in planning applications.
Obligations on businesses to ensure supply chains are slavery-free, including investigating suppliers and intermediaries.
Employers can face serious legal liability if they fail to manage stress appropriately.
What will the election result mean for British retailers?
A significant judgment for both developers and local planning authorities, although the court did not go as far as to state that monitoring fees would be unlawful in all instances.
Shoosmiths will report on and register all of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s landholdings following a tender process.
The new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 are in force in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The government has announced measures intended to give further protection from demolition and development to those public houses which are considered to be of most value to local communities.
On 5 February 2015, the government published the final form of the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
The revised policy requires waste planning authorities to promote the treatment of waste up the waste hierarchy.
Public procurement rules are changing across Europe, and the UK government has just published a first draft of the new regulations that it proposes will implement the changes.
Shoosmiths has hosted an all-day event for London-based procurement professionals and in-house lawyers...
What is the legal position around disposal of goods when a tenancy is terminated or a tenant has abandoned the property?
The Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 sets out how to avoid repercussions so that property can be re-let as soon as possible.
A landlord may be deterred from forfeiting the lease of a defaulting tenant because of the cost of business rates liability. What is the position where a lease has been disclaimed?
The case of Hershaw and ors v Sheffield City Council is a reminder to employers to be careful about how and what they communicate to their employees.
Under the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, the government was required to conduct a review of survivors’ benefits in occupational pension schemes.