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Houses of multiple occupancy - changes to mandatory licensing

Chloe Parish
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On 1 October 2018, new regulations relating to the housing of multiple occupancy (HMO) will come into force. For landlords, this could mean that your property could fall under the new mandatory rules and require a HMO licence. The current position ...

NMC launches new approach to fitness to practise complaints

Elizabeth Groom
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Following research conducted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), it was determined that their Fitness to Practise processes needed to change. From the responses to this research, the NMC identified that nine out of ten of the respondents, such...

Doctor erased from the GMC register for falsifying his expertise

Emily Hill
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A GP has recently been struck off for being untruthful about his experience and qualifications. After a week-long tribunal earlier this year, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) were satisfied that his fitness to practice was impaired by...

The individual's right to data portability: what is it and why is it important?

Stuart Crook
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An important part of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and a new concept in the world of data protection is the right to data portability.  What is it? In a nutshell, this new right entitles individuals, who provide...

Data privacy in adoption proceedings... why are so many data controllers still getting it wrong?

Stuart Crook
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Two years ago, I posted a blog about data protection breaches in adoption proceedings and how I had successfully assisted a number of adoptive parents, who had been the victim of a breach of privacy whilst going through the process of adopting children,...

British Airways data breach - what now for the customers affected?

Stuart Crook
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British Airways has publicly apologised for a security breach that led to the theft of customer names, email addresses and credit card data.  It has been reported that the airline, one of the largest in the world, discovered the theft following a...

Over 50% of teachers do not consider Ofsted to act as a reliable and trusted arbiter of standards across schools in England

Francesca Snape
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Ofsted have released the 2018 report, outlining their findings from the annual teacher attitude survey. Despite improvements in the perceptions of teachers in relation to Ofsted, the results still show a lack of confidence amongst the profession in...

CQC report finds the key to turning around failing care homes

Brea Carney-Jones
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The Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) has recently published a new report, ‘driving improvement’, which considers the experiences of care providers who have been rated as ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’....

Is your business the subject of a Trading Standards investigation?

Alison Marriott
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Trading Standards is the local government department responsible for investigating complaints of breaches of legislation and ensuring compliance with legislation relating to consumer protection. They also seek to ensure fair trading so that other...

UEFA appeal in Samir Nasri case highlights importance of compliance with TUE regime

Martin Haisley
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Samir Nasri’s suspension from football for a doping violation has been increased significantly from four months to 18 months following an appeal by UEFA. This case should serve as a stark reminder to all sports professionals of the need to comply...

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