The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 will apply to all new specified tenancies from 1 July 2020 and all existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.
You can find our 2019 Gender Pay Gap Report in the link on the right-hand side of this page. Below, Non-Executive Director, Christina Blacklaws introduces the report;
"It was my pleasure to accept the offer to join the Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) Board as Non-Executive Director last year. I have enjoyed being part of a dynamic, socially-motivated, and growing firm with a diverse workforce and a passionate partnership, nearly 40% of whom are female. As someone with a long-term commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) in the legal sector I am pleased to see a proactive ED&I strategy implemented here and ongoing work to build a strong and inclusive culture. Some of the highlights for me last year included enhancing our maternity and shared parental leave pay and hosting the 100 years of Women in Law panel, celebrating the history and present and looking forward to the future for female legal professionals.
We are disappointed to see that our mean gender pay gap has increased slightly this year and we recognise that we are a long way from where we want to be. We can identify the reasons for the gap (as explained in this report) and know that closing the gap is a long-term endeavour to which we are committed. While women are well represented in the firm as senior lawyers, we need to create a greater balance of men and women at all levels across the firm. We will be driving more change this year, not least to our family-friendly working practices, and embrace the challenge that there is much more we need to do. I am excited by the proposals and confident that ACS is committed to a future where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and succeed."
We've been producing ebriefings and advice about covid-19 where we can, and we've issued a lot this week. If you've missed any, we've compiled them here.
Late last night (26 March) the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) issued a guidance note regarding Court Service.
What is the correct approach for contracting authorities to adopt during these times, to navigate effectively the urgency of the situation alongside the legal duties on public sector organisations?
As some of us bemoan the withdrawal of one daily episode of the Archers, it is a reminder that no industry will be untouched by the Coronavirus and its effects. The pensions industry is no exception.
In this our third Coronavirus briefing, we will address the latest employment developments and their implications for employers and employees.
The Charity Commission has issued two guidance notes reassuring charities of its flexible and pragmatic approach at this uncertain time.
During this period of uncertainty, many of you are unsure as to how the new government measures will affect respective parents spending time with their children.
Last week, the Lord Chancellor approved the issue of the Pilot Practice Direction, which affects the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal (mental health).
Employers should not undervalue the risks that lone working can pose to the health and safety of its employees.