The Separation of Powers: Where to Draw the Line On Judicial Engagement with the Government

By | Focus on Regulation | June 16, 2015

The independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers are fundamental principles of constitutional government intended to ensure that the proper functioning of each of the separate branches of state (the executive, legislature and the judiciary) acts as a check and balance against the exercise of power by the other branches.

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 – New Employment Legislation in the UK

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the SBEEA) received Royal Assent in the UK on 26 March 2015, although most of the employment provisions contained in Part 11 require a commencement order to bring them into force. It is therefore not certain when many of the provisions listed below will have effect.

Restrictions On ICO’s Power to Impose Fines for Cold Calls, Emails and Nuisance Text Messages Relaxed (and Mobile Telecommunication Providers Get Some Extra Exemptions from the Location Data Rules)

From the 6 April this year, the UK regulator the Information Commissioner will be able to issue fines for breaches of the direct marketing provision of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 without having to prove the organisation making the infringing call or sending the text or email knew or ought to have known that such breach would be of a kind likely to cause substantial damage or substantial distress.