Latest legal and regulatory news - 27th September 2019

Latest legal and regulatory news - 27th September 2019

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Prorogation of Parliament

In R (on the application of Miller) (Appellant) v The Prime Minister (Respondent) Cherry and others (Respondents) v Advocate General for Scotland (Appellant) (Scotland) [2019] UKSC 41, the Supreme Court concluded that the question of the lawfulness of the Prime Minister’s advice to Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue Parliament was justiciable, and in this case the decision to advise the Queen to prorogue Parliament was unlawful as it had the effect of frustrating/preventing Parliament’s ability to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification. On this basis the prorogation was void and of no effect. Parliament has therefore not been prorogued. Nick Wrightson, senior associate in the Public Law team at Kingsley Napley, and Kieran Laird, partner and head of constitutional affairs in the Gowling WLG Brexit Unit give their analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision, highlighting key legal and constitutional implications. See: LNB News 24/09/2019 21.



The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has urged the government to increase the flexibility and user-friendliness of future immigration policies, as new research shows many employers are not prepared for EU worker restrictions. The CIPD has published a report in which it highlights a lack of awareness of government proposals among most employers, amplified by a lack of planning and the ongoing political uncertainty. The CIPD is urging the government to implement a two-year visa system for unskilled workers and lower the £30,000 minimum salary threshold for jobs on the shortage occupation list. See: LNB News 20/09/2019 19.



HMRC has published new guidance on what do if an EU business

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