MP Proposes Reforms on NDA Use

Today, in the House of Commons, Maria Miller MP tabled a Private Members Bill entitled the ‘Non-Disclosure Agreements (No. 2) Bill‘.  Whilst details on the content of the Bill have not been published yet, a Second Reading has been slated for the 18th March 2022.

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ET Rules on Remedies in Flexible Working Claim

Today the Employment Tribunal published its remedy judgement in the matter of Thompson v Scancrown Ltd [2205199/2019] (Remedy). This followed a prior judgement on 18th May 2021 finding that a flexible working request, made by a woman to aid with childcare obligations, had not been properly considered by the employer Thompson v Scancrown Ltd [2205199/2019]…

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MHCLG Consults on Moveable Structures

Today the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) opened a consultation on ‘Supporting Defence Infrastructure & The Future of Time-Limited Permitted Development Rights’.  It seeks views on making permanent temporary measures introduced, in response to the pandemic, by the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.  These include, amongst others, changes…

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Protection of Workers (Scotland) Act 2021

Today the Protection of Workers (Retail & Age-Restricted Goods & Services) (Scotland) Act 2021 was given Royal Assent and came into effect across Scotland.  The Act seeks to protect shop workers by introducing “…an offence of assaulting, threatening or abusing retail workers; and to provide for a statutory aggravation of that offence where the retail worker is enforcing a…

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TfL & National Database (NR3)

Today Transport for London (TfL) issued ’National Register of Taxi Licence Revocations & Refusals (NR3) Database’ Notice 11/21 covering the Department for Transport (DfT) ‘Statutory Taxi & Private Hire Licensing Standards’ recommendations on use of the NR3 database.  It confirms the regulator “…will provide details of all taxi and private hire driver licence revocation and…

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DfT Publishes 2021 Statistics

Today the Department for Transport (DfT) has published its ‘Taxi & Private Hire Vehicle Statistics, England: 2021‘. These statistics cover licensed taxis, private hire vehicles, drivers and operators in England as at 31 March 2021.  Such data can offer an invaluable overview of the national, and regional, status of the respective trades.

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HMRC Tax Conditionality Updates

Today HMRC published initial policy guidance on ‘Tax Conditionality‘.  It represents “…the first in a series of regular updates by HMRC to help licensing bodies prepare for tax conditionality, a new policy that will introduce a tax check into the licencing process for some licence applications in England and Wales from April 2022…“.  This initial…

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