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Public Sector Bulletin - 18 March 2016

Data Protection

Home Office publishes revised Investigatory Powers Bill

On 4 November 2015, the Home Office published a proposed Investigatory Powers Bill with the intention of extending police surveillance powers, such as; the interception of communications, equipment interference and the acquisition and retention of communications data.

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Employment

Limits on Public Sector Employee Exit Payments and new Claw-Back rules

In response to a number of recent high-profile cases, the Government is planning to crack down on what it believes to be excessive termination payments made to senior public section employees, particularly when such employees return to employment within the public sector shortly after their termination.

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Personal Injury

Breakthrough for Families of Deceased Victims

The Supreme Court has changed the law in relation to how compensation is calculated for Fatal Accidents - where the victim dies as a result of the accident.

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Property Litigation

The Housing and Planning Bill - What does the future hold?

Those who work in the field of social housing are used to having their day to day working lives being altered by legislative changes that happen every few years. It keeps us on our toes.

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