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Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Legal update: Brexit (no deal Brexit)

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.

To join the legal updates email list, contact legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk.

Preparing for a No-Deal Brexit

This follows on from update 1822, which provided a bit of background about Brexit, and some general resources. The government’s intention is that agreements should be in place, approved by the

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Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Legal update: Brexit

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.

To join the legal updates email list, contact legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk.

Brexit

Unless the June 2016 referendum result ends up being reversed either by a second referendum or by a newly elected parliament withdrawing article 50, Brexit is going to happen, so if you haven’t started

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Legal update: NJC pay scales

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

NJC pay rates

National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) pay rates are nationally negotiated between trade unions (GMB, Unison and Unite) and the National Employers for Local Government Services, who negotiate pay on behalf of 350 local authorities in England, Wales

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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Legal update: GDPR resources and fees

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

Data protection fees

Following legislative changes arising from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data controllers are, from today (25 May 2018), no longer required to register with (“notify”) the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), provide detailed information about their data processing to the

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Legal update: Supporting Muslim Colleagues During Ramadan

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

Supporting Muslim Colleagues During Ramadan

Direct discrimination on the basis of religion or philosophical belief occurs where a person is treated less favourably in any aspect of religion or belief, and such treatment is not allowed under the genuine occupational requirement

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Legal update: PAYE: Benefits in kind, termination payments, tax-free childcare

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

Income and National Insurance

For quick reference, the tax and NI rates for 2018-19, along with rates for statutory maternity, paternity, adoption pay, shared parental and statutory sick pay, student loan recovery, advisory fuel rates for company cars provided to employees, and mileage

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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Legal update: NJC pay scales; redundancy and dismissal

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

NJC pay rates

National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) pay rates are nationally negotiated between trade unions (GMB, Unison and Unite) and the National Employers for Local Government Services, who negotiate pay on behalf of 350 local authorities in England, Wales

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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Legal update: national minimum wage

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

National minimum wage and national living wage rates from 1 April

For pay reference periods starting on or after 1 April 2018, the hourly rates for national minimum wage (NMW) and national living wage (NLW) are:

NLW for workers aged 25 and over: £7.83 (4.4%

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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Legal update: criminal record checks 2

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

Identity checking guidelines for criminal record checks

New identity checking guidelines for standard and enhanced disclosure checks became compulsory from 25 January 2018. These were introduced on 24 October 2017, and ran alongside the previous guidelines for a three-month transition period. The new guidelines

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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Legal update: criminal record checks

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

Basic criminal record checks

The Police Act 1997 included provision for standard and enhanced criminal record checks for people undertaking specified types of work – for example accountancy, and work with children and vulnerable adults – and basic checks for any purpose. Nearly

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