School absence

[Image:  “nostalgic school corridor” by Nao Iizuka is licensed under CC BY 2.0 ] The government has announced new proposals to address the way schools deal with avoidable absences. They refer to the current system as a postcode lottery with different approaches to sanctions across the country. Some local authorities did not issue any fines

Cyber laws

[Image: © Adrian Pingstone  ] The government has introduced a “new world-leading law” to ensure consumers are better protected from hackers on their phones, smart TVs, fitness trackers, tablets and other devices that connect to the internet. Why?Research has shown that as many as four in five manufacturers in the UK do not put in

Bill of Rights

[Image credit “Houses of Parliament – detail” by EEPaul is licensed under CC BY 2.0 ] The Justice Secretary, Dominic Raab, has announced an overhaul of human rights law following the publication of the Independent Human Rights Act Review. The Review was set up to consider how the Human Rights Act was working in practice

Retail price maintenance and the CMA

[Image credit “Everything must go at Woolworths 2” by Rob Greg is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 ] The Competition and Markets Authority has issued a Statement of Objections to a supplier of domestic lighting products. DAR Lighting Ltd was alleged to have restricted retailers from setting their own online prices between 2017 and 2019.

Drink driving

[Image credit “Cocktails” by kimsdinner is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 ] It’s that time of year when most, if not all, police forces bring out a campaign against drink driving. This article aims to cover all questions you may have about this offence. Breath tests The police can request a breath test, initially at