Household Waste Recycling Centres: Updated Guidance

Defra has recently updated its ‘Managing HWRCs in England during the coronavirus pandemic’ guidance to clarify its position on the reopening of HWRCs. The guidance highlights an amendment to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, which expressly allows the public to visit waste and recycling centres. On that basis, there is no legal…

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TUPE: Splitting a contract post transfer may mean splitting the employee’s hours between multiple transferees

In ISS Facilities Services NV v Govaerts and Atalian NV case C-344/18 CJEU the European Court of Justice (ECJ) revisited the question as to what happens to an employee when a services contract is split between multiple transferees. Previous position Since 2008 (Kimberley Group Housing Ltd v Mr D Hambley and ors [2008] IRLR 682)…

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Covid-19 and a new ICO enforcement approach?

EasyJet announced yesterday a recent cyber attack on its systems which enabled hackers to access the emails and travel information of around 9 million customers, including credit card details in some 2,200 cases.  The ICO is currently investigating the breach and it remains to be seen whether any enforcement action will be taken. The incident…

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Top 5 things to consider before commencing your procurement for a new ERP system

1. Which solution type: On-premise or Cloud-based? Deciding which solution you want to buy at the outset is important.  On-premise and cloud-based solutions are very different, certainly in the architecture involved as well as the commercial wrap and contractual terms that surround them. We find that where clients focus on only one of these solutions,…

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ERP Procurement Options

Any public sector body seeking to migrate to a new ERP system will need to determine the best procurement option for the project. ERP projects have certain nuances that set them apart from other complex ICT projects, and that means some procurement procedures are more suitable.  The appropriate procurement route for your project will depend…

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FAQs when migrating from an on-premise to cloud based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System

1. Why are there more contract documents involved in a cloud-based ERP System? Isn’t this just lawyers over-complicating the issue? Most ERP providers offer their software on standard terms, taking a ‘one size fits all’ approach to all customers. Implementation is often carried out by an implementation partner.  This often results in two contracts: a…

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