Tag Archives: UK

U.K. Pay Equity Passes Another Milestone–With Implications This Year

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The countdown to the proposed introduction of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016 (the ‘Regulations’) in October has passed another milestone. On 12 February, the government published its response to the feedback from last year’s consultation … Continue reading →

Building Resilience Around Natural Hazards and Climate Change

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A changing climate and rapidly growing exposure to natural catastrophes presents the world with an unprecedented challenge. Continue reading →

Is the End Nigh for UK Salary Sacrifice Schemes? And Why Does it Matter?

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The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, recently released his autumn statement which calls to assess the relevance and future of salary sacrifice schemes. Continue reading →

Directors’ Liability Regime Changes – In Force Today!

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Over a year ago I blogged about significant proposed changes to the Directors Disqualification Regime and to the rules relating to assignment of rights of action against directors of insolvent companies.  I wrote: It is perhaps unlikely in the current … Continue reading →

Opinion: Turning the Tide on Insurance Commission

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One of the longest-running debates in the residential rental sector has been around the commission charged by landlords and agents on insurance. Traditionally, in the UK many property owners have looked at insurance as an income stream rather than a … Continue reading →

UK Real Estate Alternatives Become Mainstream

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Property traditionally performs well as an asset class in a low-interest-rate environment. And with record low yields in bonds and gilts, a more varied group of investors have entered the commercial property market than in previous cycles. Whatever their individual … Continue reading →

What do the Changes to UK Driving Licenses Mean for Employers?

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As of June 8, 2015, the paper counterpart to the standard photo card driving licence are no longer valid nor issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), for driving licence holders in England, Scotland and Wales; Northern Ireland … Continue reading →

How Attitudes and Approaches to Risk Management Differ Between UK Law Firms

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The risk and compliance function within law firms is one of the most arduous roles within the business. We recently surveyed over 130 partners, COFAs, COLPs, risk directors and other members of risk and compliance teams at UK law firms … Continue reading →

How London’s Boom Is Driving Innovation in Insurance

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London’s booming residential and commercial property investment market has resulted in overseas investors needing custom-made insurance solutions to help them secure the deals they want – whether that is to resolve specific property-related issues or to supplement their existing policies … Continue reading →

UK Insurance Act Receives Royal Assent

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The Insurance Act 2015 received royal assent on 12th February 2015. The Act, which I described as the “the most profound shift in UK commercial insurance law ever,”  introduces key changes to the duty of disclosure in commercial insurance contracts … Continue reading →