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What’s new in administrative justice, March 2017

UK Parliament After suffering two defeats in the House of Lords on the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, the Government now has the power to trigger Article 50 and begin Brexit negotiations. One of the amendments would have required the Government to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK post Brexit and the … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, February 2017

UK Parliament The “Brexit Bill” has completed its passage through the House of Commons. The Bill, which would give permission to the Prime Minister to invoke Article 50, thus triggering the process of Britain’s exit from the EU, was passed unamended. Second reading in the House of Lords is scheduled to begin on 20 February. … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, January 2017

UK Parliament The Women and Equalities Committee has published a report on Women in the House of Commons after the 2020 election. The report makes a number of recommendations, aimed at Parliament, political parties and Government, on how to increase the number of women MPs at the next general election. The Committee has also launched … Continue reading

Social security systems based on dignity and respect – Invitation to tender

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is seeking to commission research on the design of social security systems based on the concepts of dignity and respect. The deadline for tenders is 1pm, 2 February 2017. Under the Scotland Act 2016, legislative responsibility for particular areas of social security will be devolved to the Scottish Parliament.  … Continue reading

An initial commentary on the draft public services ombuds bill

On 5 December 2016, the Cabinet Office published the draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill, setting out its proposals for bringing together the responsibilities of the current Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and the Local Government Ombudsman to create a new organisation with strengthened governance and accountability for complaints about public services in England. The Bill has had a long gestation, … Continue reading