Posts Tagged ‘occurred’

Picketing code to be updated to tackle intimidation

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

A series of proposals, including a new criminal offence for unlawful picketing, were consulted on over the summer.
The 8-week consultation, ‘Tackling intimidation of non-striking workers’, found evidence of people being intimidated by individuals on picket lines and as well as use of social media to intimidate workers who have chosen not to strike.
Having analysed almost

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Home Secretary: Publication of draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

With permission Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the draft Investigatory Powers Bill and our commitment to providing a new law consolidating and updating our investigatory powers, strengthening the safeguards, and establishing a world-leading oversight regime.
We live in a digital age. Technology is having a profound effect on society. Computers are

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Minister for Asia, Hugo Swire, expresses concern at recent developments in the Maldives

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

Mr Swire said:
I am deeply worried by recent developments in the Maldives. The State of Emergency announced today will impinge on the basic human rights of the people of the Maldives and further undermines confidence in the country’s democracy.
I am particularly concerned by the impact of the State of Emergency on the fundamental freedoms enshrined

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Benefits of being a medical assessor at MHRA

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

Today MHRA launched a campaign highlighting what medical assessors do and the difference they make to public health. The campaign aims to attract people with a medical background considering a career move.
Medical assessors play a key role in medicines licensing and post marketing surveillance ensuring medicines are as safe as possible for patients and deliver

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Equitable Life Payments Scheme payouts approach £1.08 billion

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

The scheme was set up by the government in 2011 to make fair and transparent payments to policyholders who suffered financial losses as a result of government maladministration which occurred in the regulation of Equitable Life.
Since the last progress report in June 2015, the scheme has issued payments to a further 13,000 policyholders, meaning that over 915,000

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Two Doncaster men jailed and £200,000 seized in illegal waste case

Comments Off | 05-17-2014

The offences relate to illegal waste activities that occurred between 2008 and 2010 at Middleton Quarry, Pollington and then at Wroot Road, Doncaster.
Phillip Slingsby, aged 42, was sentenced to a term of 12 months imprisonment, ordered to pay a contribution towards prosecution costs of £20,000 and disqualified as a director for 6 years. He was

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Orwell oil polluter to pay £36,689

Comments Off | 04-11-2014

Ipswich Magistrates’ Court heard today (Tues 1) that the company responsible had failed to manage and operate its waste oil treatment site under the terms of its permit.
Eco Oil Ltd was fined a total of £30,000 and ordered to pay full costs of £6,569 as well as a victim surcharge of £120.
The pollution in July

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