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Public Law Weekly highlights—26 September 2019

Published on: 26 September 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Public Law Weekly highlights—26 September 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit headlines
  • Supreme Court rules prorogation of Parliament unlawful, void and of no effect (R (on the application of Miller) v The PM and Joanna Cherry QC MP v The AG for Scotland)
  • Scottish government requests £52m from UK government to prepare for no-deal Brexit
  • Over half of employers unaware of government’s post-Brexit immigration plans
  • EU referendum loan investigation finds no evidence of criminal offences
  • UK and Japan sign and exchange of letters on mutual recognition
  • UK and Lebanon agree trade continuity deal
  • Trading with the UK as an EU business—no-deal Brexit guidance from HMRC
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Public Law Weekly highlights includes selected Brexit headlines and legislation updates including analysis of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on the prorogation of Parliament, Scotland’s request for £52m to prepare for Brexit, UK contingency deals with Japan and Lebanon, further no-deal Brexit guidance for a variety of sectors, plus all the latest Brexit SIs. Also in this edition, a report on Scotland’s power to scrutinise major referendums, analysis of facial recognition technology in quasi-public places, recommendations to improve government’s use of data, and updates on regulations governing accessibility of public sector websites coming into force. Case analysis this week includes the latest State aid decisions, a human rights challenge concerning delayed hospital treatment, and Employment Tribunal decision holding that vegetarianism is not a protected characteristic, a Court of Justice decision rejecting a preliminary reference on a ‘hypothetical’ question and a Court of Appeal decision considering the correct interpretation of referendum expenses legislation. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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