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Put a Stake in it

Put a Stake in it

12 November 2019

Stakeholder engagement is key to upholding principles of the UK Corporate Governance Code. Read more

Brexit Bites

Brexit Bites

12 November 2019

Employers are feeling underprepared for the introduction of new immigration restrictions. Read more

Brand New

Brand New

12 November 2019

Are the current reporting rules still fit for purpose?. Read more

Band Aid Solution

Band Aid Solution

12 November 2019

European Court clarifies EU Commission’s powers to police member states’ taxation policies under state aid rules. Read more

Going freelance

Going freelance

01 October 2019

The Off-Payroll Working rules for April 2020. Read more

Into the foreground

Into the foreground

01 October 2019

Competition Appeal Tribunal clarifies limits of CMA and Secretary of State’s ability to intervene in mergers under UK merger control regime. Read more

Showing restraint

Showing restraint

01 October 2019

Supreme Court considers restrictive covenant wording for the first time in a century. Read more

Company Incorporation

Company Incorporation

01 October 2019

This month we are looking at the key steps and points to remember when incorporating a new company. Read more

Preparation is key

Preparation is key

29 August 2019

A joint publication from the FRC and the ICAEW recently provided practical suggestions for audit committees and boards of smaller listed and AIM quoted companies seeking to deliver high quality financial and risk reporting. Read more

Loose Change

Loose Change

28 August 2019

There is good news at last for the FTSE pension funds-but is it too late?. Read more

Add to Cart

Add to Cart

28 August 2019

The EU Commission focuses on the misuse of intellectual property rights in latest e-commerce competition enforcement. Read more

Playing Fair

Playing Fair

27 August 2019

Ahead of the summer recess the government published a raft of consultation papers with proposals in employment law. Read more

A Hard Pill to Swallow

A Hard Pill to Swallow

24 July 2019

Will the CMA face more rigorous scrutiny of its competition investigations following the Concordia case?. Read more

Against The Clock

Against The Clock

24 July 2019

What happens if you’re not ready to meet statutory requirements on time?. Read more

All things being equal?

All things being equal?

24 July 2019

Maternity pay and shared parental leave pay do not have to be equal. Read more

Special Relationship

Special Relationship

24 July 2019

Charities and non-charities can develop a healthy partnership. Read more

Judgement Call

Judgement Call

24 July 2019

Ownership of a company is not always easy to determine. Read more

Attention Class!

Attention Class!

05 July 2019

New life breathed into UK competition class actions?. Read more

Diverse Discrimination

Diverse Discrimination

05 July 2019

Police Force acted unlawfully when to trying to use ‘positive action’. Read more

Impaired Value

Impaired Value

05 July 2019

Retail stores hit by reporting impairments. Read more

Reviewing The Situation

Reviewing The Situation

05 July 2019

We take a look at the importance of board effectiveness reviews. Read more

Reporting SOS

Reporting SOS

16 May 2019

Tips for end of year reporting. Read more

Letting Off Steam

Letting Off Steam

16 May 2019

Online platforms and misuse of IP rights are the latest focus of the EU Commission’s competition law enforcement activities. Read more

Goodwill Gesture

Goodwill Gesture

16 May 2019

Questions still remain about the implementation of corporate tax relief. Read more

Lessons in Liability

Lessons in Liability

16 May 2019

Directors and company secretaries may be held personally liable in some circumstances. Read more

Charity Matters

Charity Matters

16 May 2019

The 2019 Charity Annual Return features some new and amended questions. Read more

Dual Elements

Dual Elements

11 April 2019

The CMA and Furman Review propose wide-ranging reforms to UK competition law. Read more

Banning so called ‘NDAs’?

Banning so called ‘NDAs’?

11 April 2019

After multiple scandals and the popularity of social media movements regarding sexual harassment, confidentiality clauses are being questioned. Read more

Digital Age

Digital Age

11 April 2019

Board portals and board pack software packages allow secure access to company documents and provide a number of key benefits. Read more

Crashing Down

Crashing Down

11 April 2019

There has been many auditing, reporting and governance reviews – but will they be any more effective this time around?. Read more

Taxing issues

Taxing issues

20 December 2018

A round up of how the 2018 autumn budget affects tax matters. Read more

Pricing is personal

Pricing is personal

20 December 2018

Bespoke pricing may be resulting in a bad deal for consumers. Read more

Part-time parity

Part-time parity

20 December 2018

Court of appeal finds in favour of part-time workers in British Airways case. Read more

Remuneration on report

Remuneration on report

20 December 2018

Part two of our guide to corporate governance reforms and forthcoming annual reporting obligations. Read more

Annual Appraisal

Annual Appraisal

20 December 2018

A review of 2018 in the world of charity governance. Read more

On report

On report

01 November 2018

Part One of our guide to corporate governance reforms and forthcoming annual reporting obligations. Read more

Pricing Algorithms

Pricing Algorithms

01 November 2018

Questions have been raised surrounding the existing provisions of competition law. Read more

The big problems

The big problems

01 November 2018

The Big Four auditors are coming under increasing amounts of scrutiny over financial reporting standards. Read more

The revised regime

The revised regime

01 November 2018

A report on what the work-related immigration system should look like post-Brexit has been released. Read more

The new governance code requirement for AIM companies

The new governance code requirement for AIM companies

01 October 2018

Under AIM Rule 26, AIM-listed companies must follow and report on a recognised corporate governance code. Read more

Root and branch reform of national security screening

Root and branch reform of national security screening

01 October 2018

The UK Government is looking to extend the national security screening regime of foreign investments. Read more

Employment law: A matter of privilege

Employment law: A matter of privilege

01 October 2018

A warning that legal advice from lawyers may not always be privileged, while further action is planned over sexual harassment protection. Read more

Tax: A short-sighted approach to short life assets

Tax: A short-sighted approach to short life assets

01 October 2018

Examining the oft-overlooked tax treatment of short life assets, and the complexity of tax relief for property investors. Read more

The bright side of charity governance

The bright side of charity governance

01 October 2018

A healthy culture and ethical consideration is important for charities to achieve good. Read more

The rising cost of negligence in the health service

The rising cost of negligence in the health service

03 September 2018

The NHS’s birthday is marred by a report showing a worrying increase in compensation payments. Read more

Hands-on approach needed to curb cartel behaviour

Hands-on approach needed to curb cartel behaviour

03 September 2018

A timely reminder that majority investors can be liable for cartel behaviour of investee companies. Read more

Bringing PSC non-compliance under control

Bringing PSC non-compliance under control

03 September 2018

Following developments in the PSC regime, Companies House is focusing its attention on non-compliance. Read more

Employment law: The right to appeal

Employment law: The right to appeal

27 August 2018

A reminder that employees are entitled to appeal in ‘right to work’ cases, and an update on the gig economy and gender pay gap reporting. Read more

For charities, digital offers both opportunity and risk

For charities, digital offers both opportunity and risk

25 July 2018

But there is a wealth of guidance available to help. Read more

Is the plug about to be pulled on the gig economy?

Is the plug about to be pulled on the gig economy?

25 July 2018

Pimlico Plumbers’ case raises questions about how employment status is defined, while employers need to be mindful when dealing with sickness absence for employees with disabilities. Read more

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