Labour’s Capital and the BDS Movement – by Amir Paz-Fuchs

UK Labour Law

While the attention of the world was firmly focused on all things Covid-related, the UK Supreme Court published an extremely interesting decision in R (on the application of Palestine Solidarity Campaign Ltd) v the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The case concerned a claim for judicial review on behalf of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign against the publication of guidance by the Secretary of State which limits the power of local government pension schemes to ‘pursue policies that are contrary to UK foreign policy or UK defence policy’.

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By way of background, the local government pension scheme caters for about five million past and present local government employees, across 89 local authorities. A matter that proved to be of some importance is the fact that, unlike other public pension schemes, a local authority may be required to make increased contributions…

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