The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act came into force on 26 June 2020. It contains specific provisions regarding holding of virtual general meetings, which will be of interest to social landlords.
Legal Insights & Industry Updates
Life, business and the law
The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.
Latest articles from Kelly Fraser
The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) has published updated model complaints handling procedures (MCHPs) for public sector organisations, including a specific model for registered social landlords (RSLs). This article aims to highlight some of the key amendments that RSLs should be aware of.
UPDATE: Coronavirus, social landlords and General Meetings – proposed legislation for companies, registered societies and SCIOs
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill was introduced on 20 May 2020 and is currently making its way through Parliament. It contains specific provisions regarding general meetings, which will be of interest to social landlords. While the next reading of the Bill is not until 3 June 2020, we have highlighted some of the key proposed provisions below.
As well as managing resources in order to comply with the GDPR's timescales, organisations may face challenges in being able to collate and review all applicable personal data. The GDPR primarily relates to electronic personal data and so even with remote working it should be possible for organisations to access such personal data for the purposes of, for example, responding to a subject access request.
The new Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill which passed the Scottish Parliament on 1 April 2020, contains provisions to extend the deadlines under the Freedom of Information rules (FOISA). The Bill extends the current statutory deadlines that Scottish public authorities, including registered social landlords (RSLs), are obliged to adhere to when responding to requests for information under FOISA.