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12 October 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Care UK ordered to refund £1 million in fees to its residents

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) issued its final guidance on care contracts’ consumer law compliance and consumer law obligations in November 2018 (Guidance).

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5 October 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Extended support for adult social care

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Social-care

The Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund (“Fund”) was set up in May 2020 to support adult social care providers to reduce the rate of Covid-19 transmissions  – particularly relating to reducing the need for movement of staff between different sites.

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29 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Royds Withy King advise on sale of ‘outstanding’ Bristol care home

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Royds Withy King advise on sale of ‘outstanding’ Bristol care home

Royds Withy King, a leading provider of legal services to the social care sector, has advised on the sale of an ‘outstanding’ CQC-rated care home in Bristol.

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9 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate, Opinion

Corporate Governance update: new ICSA guidance on directors’ duties.

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Directors' duties

The Chartered Governance Institute (“ICSA”) has recently published new guidance on directors’ general duties under the Companies Act 2006 (“Act”). ICSA provides guidance for governance professionals across all sectors and whilst aspects of this new guidance applies to publicly owned, listed companies, many of the recommendations have practical application for privately owned companies and their directors should take note.

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13 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

The CMA’s case against Care UK to be heard in July

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) issued its final guidance on consumer law advice for care providers back in November 2018.

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20 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate, Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

Death of a company director – what happens next?

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Succession planning is critical for any company. In the unfortunate event that a director dies, often the surviving directors are able to step in and run the company, sharing out the responsibilities of the deceased director between them. But what happens if a sole company director dies and the company’s articles of association do not set out a procedure for what happens next?

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16 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

National care provider faces a potential multi-million pound liability in respect of consumer law breaches.

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Barchester Healthcare Limited (Barchester) is potentially facing a £12 million liability in respect of their residents’ contracts breaching consumer law.

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18 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Tough new powers for the Competition and Markets Authority – how this affects your business

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The government has announced today that, under new powers proposed to be given to the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA), businesses in breach of consumer law could be directly fined by the CMA without them having to go through the courts.

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8 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

The CMA issues court proceedings against national care home provider

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued court proceedings against Care UK for their failure to agree to refund their residents for a “compulsory upfront ‘administration’ fee”.

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