Tag Archives: UK

Survey: New Liabilities, Fresh Scrutiny by Regulators, and Cyber Threats Keep Directors Awake at Night

Have you had experience of a claim or investigation involving a director of your company?

We publish today the results of our fourth annual survey of directors’ liabilities which we run together with international law firm Allen & Overy. Since we began publishing this series in 2011, directors in the U.K. have become personally liable … Continue reading →

Modern Methods of Construction Back in the Spotlight

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Rising costs and a shortage of skilled labour in the construction industry have thrown modern methods of construction (MMC) into the spotlight over recent months. Developers need a cheaper method of construction while politicians are looking for a quick fix … Continue reading →

The U.K. Private Rented Sector – A Post Budget Reflection for Institutional Investors

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The private rented sector (PRS) is the term for private individuals renting residential property. Akin to the U.S. ‘multi-family apartment’ model, which has been very popular and reflects around 25% of the U.S. core real estate index, it is a … Continue reading →

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 →