Overview of new government’s legislative proposals

The new government’s programme of legislation for the current session of parliament was set out in the Queen’s Speech on 27th May. Much of the outline of the content was already known, but there will be a lot of scrutiny to come of areas relevant to the sector.

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Legal help around community buildings

New guidance on the law about buildings and land designed to help busy managers of community buildings has been published on the Building Assets website.

The resource has been developed by Russell Cooke Solicitors, and should also be useful “for trustees and members of management committees and all in the sector who want to check or improve their understanding of the law in this vital area”.

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Zero hour contract exclusivity ruled out

Provisions in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act dealing with zero hours contracts came into force on 26th May. Section 153 covers ‘exclusivity terms unenforceable in zero hours contracts’.

This will impact employers who do not guarantee staff any hours of work, but prevent them from working for another employer. See People Management magazine article

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