Archive for April 1st, 2008

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2008

The Income Tax (Payments on Account) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Mental Health Act 2007 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2008

The Employment and Support Allowance (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2008

The Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008

The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (Commencement No.5 and Transitional, Saving and Transitory Provision) Order 2008

The Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provision) Order 2008

The Income Tax (Professional Fees) Order 2008

The A456 Trunk Road (Detrunking) Order 2008

The Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2008

The Child Benefit Up-rating Order 2008

The Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2008

The Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2008


Email halts Diana inquest summing-up – The Independent

“The inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales hit a last-minute glitch today, hours before it was due to conclude, after the discovery of potentially new evidence.”

Full story

The Independent, 1st April 2008


Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers appointed as Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary – 10 Downing Street

“The Queen has been pleased to approve that The Right Honourable the Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, be appointed Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, in succession to the Right Honourable The Lord Bingham of Cornhill KG, who retires on 30 September 2008.”

Full story

10 Downing Street, 1st April 2008


Dedicated drug court pilots: a process report – Ministry of Justice

“In December 2005, the then Department of Constitutional Affairs announced a commitment to pilot Dedicated Drug Courts as part of the government’s agenda to reduce drug-related crime.

Matrix Knowledge Group has produced an independent process evaluation of the pilots in England and Wales: Leeds Magistrates’ Court and West London Magistrates’ Court.”

Dedicated drug court pilots – a process report (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 31st March 2008


Business faces Corporate Manslaughter Act – BBC News

“A new era of health and safety regulation for businesses, which could face considerable penalties if they are found guilty of the offence, is being ushered in on 6 April when the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act comes into force.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st March 2008


Hoax 999 caller jailed for 40-year campaign – Daily Telegraph

“An unemployed man described as Britain’s worst serial hoaxer has been jailed following a 40-year campaign of prank 999 calls estimated to have cost the taxpayer more than £1 million.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2008


The Lord Chief Justice’s Review of the Administration of Justice in the Courts – Judiciary of England and Wales

The Lord Chief Justice’s Review of the Administration of Justice in the Courts (PDF)

Judiciary of England and Wales, 31st March 2008


April 2008