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In March, MPs backed legislation for the plain packaging of cigarettes. Health campaigners have welcomed the news; tobacco companies have not.
In 2013, the Court of Appeal was asked to consider the obligation of good faith in a commercial contract in the context of the exercise of a contractual discretion.
Guidance about how outsourced employees under the old Fair Deal can be re-admitted to the NHS Pension Scheme has been issued by the Department of Health.
The CMA has made an order designed to address the adverse competition effects identified by the Competition Commission.
Healthcare at Home Ltd v Common Services Agency (Scotland) concerns the interpretation of the ‘reasonably well-informed and normally diligent’ tenderer.
HMRC has ruled that around 3,000 home care staff should receive a share of £600,000 in unpaid wages after their employer had not paid them for time spent travelling between care visits.
Foresight is an easy-to-use legal calendar that outlines major cases, government policy and forthcoming legislation right through to 2017.
The announcement by the Competition and Markets Authority (formerly the Competition Commission) is the culmination of a two-year investigation into the private healthcare market.
Changes to distance selling rules download
The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 come into effect from 13 June 2014.
The OFT can make such a reference if it has reasonable grounds for suspecting that competition for the supply or acquisition of goods or services is not working effectively.
Court of Appeal cautions employers against blindly accepting an occupational health opinion that employee is not disabled download
This decision highlights the pitfalls of relying blindly on the opinion of an OH adviser that an employee is not disabled nor covered by disability discrimination legislation.
Sick days in the UK hit new low download
The number of sick days taken in the UK has dropped to a record low, according to a recent survey.
Monitor has been consulting on guidance it intends to issue on the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No.2) Regulations 2013.
Following a consultation last year, HSE confirmed in July 2013 that it would be changing the reporting requirements under RIDDOR from 1 October 2013.
Changes to the model articles download
Part 3 of the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013 alters the model articles of private and public companies.
Technology transfer agreements download
The current regulation block-exempting certain categories of technology licensing agreements from the competition rules on anti-competitive agreements is due to expire on 30 April 2014.