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Blog 17th February 2016

A critical time for the CQC

It has not been an easy few months for healthcare providers’ biggest regulator the Care Quality Commission. Against a background of tightened budgets, staff shortages and warnings by the Barker Commission for the need for restructuring of healthcare delivery, the CQC is facing its toughest period as a relatively new regulator. CQC Annual Report 2015 […]

News 16th February 2016

New legislation and guidance

The Senior Traffic Commissioner’s statutory guidance and statutory directions have been reviewed and the new version of these statutory documents went live on 1st January 2016. The statutory provisions require Traffic Commissioners to act under statutory directions of the Senior Traffic Commissioner but only to have regard to the statutory guidance. Where a Traffic Commissioner […]

Blog 15th February 2016

The Buses Bill and potential changes to bus registration

As part of the Government’s plans for devolution, it has agreed to provide authorities with directly elected mayors the powers necessary to franchise their bus services. These powers are expected to be included in a Buses Bill that is to be introduced in the current parliamentary session. Local Authorities in different areas of the country […]

Blog 6th October 2015

Who is responsible for transport safety?

For anyone involved in transport law, safety is always the first priority and concern of any regulator or court. The Transport Safety Commission has recently published a report ‘UK Transport Safety: Who is responsible?’ The Commission, which is an independent body established in 2013, has the role of inquiring into transport safety matters, in order […]

Blog 2nd October 2015

Recent developments in disciplinary law

There have been two recent important cases, Squier and Enemuwe, on the vexed question of the use that professional disciplinary panels are entitled to make of Court of Appeal judgments in related criminal cases. Squier must now be regarded as the leading authority on the issue. The Queen (on the application of Squier) v General […]

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