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Private Wa­ter Sup­plies Reg­u­la­tion (Scot­land) 2006

Euro­pean leg­is­la­tion that the Ex­ec­u­tive has im­ple­mented to have an­nual and more rig­or­ous in­spec­tions of private wa­ter sup­plies.

Em­ploy­ment Equal­ity (Age) Reg­u­la­tions 2006

All em­ploy­ees must be given the right to ap­ply to work be­yond the nom­i­nal re­tire­ment age, al­though com­pa­nies do not have to ac­cede.

Li­cens­ing Act (Scot­land) 2006

Own­ers of li­censed premises no longer have to ap­ply an­nu­ally for a li­cence, but the process is more rig­or­ous and they have to give more in­for­ma­tion on is­sues such as train­ing of staff.

Fire (Scot­land) Act 2005

Busi­nesses now have to be pro-ac­tive and carry out risk as­sess­ments and prove they have pro­ce­dures in place to re­duce the risk of fire.

Work and Fam­ily Act 2005

Ex­tends ma­ter­nity pay from six to nine months and fa­thers can take up to six months un­paid pa­ter­nity leave.

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