Employment

The Information Commissioner (ICO) has published the results of an Information Governance survey carried out last year in relation to local government. The survey highlights some key areas that local authorities will need to address in order to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What are the key findings? The survey identified a… Read more »

Public Law

It perhaps says something about the times when a full-blown row between the Scottish and UK Governments about whether there should be a second referendum on Scottish independence is only one of the nominees for most significant constitutional event of the last year. The full text of the First Minister’s speech of Monday morning, in… Read more »

Public Law

The Scottish Government is consulting on amendment of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct (“the Code”) so that councillors who represent their Councils on the board of an external organisation would not be prevented, solely because of their membership of that body, from participating in Council discussions on certain matters in which that body has an… Read more »

Public Law

In yet more bad news for pharmaceutical manufacturer Actavis UK, the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has issued a statement of objections alleging that it entered into anti-competitive agreements with another market player, Concordia. The fresh accusations also relate to the supply of hydrocortisone tablets – a separate CMA investigation in December 2016 accused Actavis… Read more »

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