We are delighted to see the formal launch of the Government’s new support programme for Public Service Mutuals (Mutuals), marking the start of the next significant chapter for Mutuals and those exploring the model.
Hempsons is pleased to bring you the latest in its series of news updates on STPs and accountable care.
What are your obligations with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – are you going to be ready?
Certain types of personal data must be treated with particular care due to the sensitive nature of that personal data. This is of course common sense. ‘Health’ comes under what the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) calls the ‘special category’, making it a mandatory obligation to comply with the GDPR and more especially if you work in the health professional field.
Keeping confidential information about staff and patients secure is a responsibility NHS organisations have taken seriously for a long time. But the requirements on them are about to increase. From May 2018, organisations will need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU regulation.
Welcome to the Autumn/Winter 2017 edition of Hempsons Charities and Social Enterprise newsbrief
The EAT has confirmed in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and Others that
In the past six months the Charity Commission has launched or concluded a number of statutory inquiries where a charity has failed to report a serious incident. Then in September it updated its guidance on when and how to report a serious incident.
We spoke to Dr. Gillian Holdsworth, Managing Director of SH:24 about the background of the service, its aims, and what the future holds. Dr Holdsworth is a medically qualified public health consultant who works in population health.
We all know the key role your brand plays in building awareness of your charity with its beneficiaries and in driving engagement with donors, but how do you maximise and protect its value?
It was something I heard debated around the time the Social Value Act was being put together: an earlier draft of the legislation had included a definition of ‘social enterprise’ with the idea being that only social enterprises (with a capital ‘S’ and a capital ‘E’) could benefit. However, this was ultimately rejected in the parliamentary process leaving open the possibility that anyone who wanted to (even the private sector) could offer social value as part of a public sector procurement process and get the same credit for it as a CIC or a charity or someone else traditionally seen as part of the ‘not for profit’ sector.
There have long been restrictions on owners of certain types of IP making “unjustified threats” of infringement action to third parties. Coupled with the fact that the maker of an unjustified threat (which could include a law firm on behalf of its client!) can face legal action, and a claim for damages; this has always been an area which requires careful consideration.
The Supreme Court has held the current fee regime for employment tribunal fees to be unlawful and prevents access to justice.
Companies and LLPs need to be aware of the increased information requirements in respect of people with significant control (PSC). The details of these changes only became clear at a late date with implementation from 26 June 2017.
Hempsons is delighted to announce this year’s round of partner and associate promotions.