Tag Archives: UK

Spotlight on a National Living Wage market

The past two years have seen a big shift in the U.K. pay landscape for low earners. Back in 2015, George Osborne, a member of the British Parliament and former chancellor, announced the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW). … Continue reading →

Financial Conduct Authority: Imbalanced accountability

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fines total more than £3 billion in the five years up to April 2016 – with only a minuscule proportion levied on individuals. But the accountability imbalance is set to change. Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement … Continue reading →

The Grand National – The world’s greatest steeplechase

The Grand National is a race like no other. Ever since the aptly named Lottery won the first running of the race in 1839, the race has continued to entertain and astound in equal measure and this year’s rendition looks … Continue reading →

Brexit impact on transportation industry

The U.K. Government has invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, meaning Britain’s exit from the E.U. will be complete by the end of March 2019. Continue reading →

Supreme Court victory for U.K. Financial Conduct Authority spells trouble for senior managers

The recent U.K. Supreme Court decision in Financial Conduct Authority V Macris has clarified the law—but not in a way that will give comfort to senior managers. Continue reading →

A new regulatory threat for directors of U.K.-listed companies

You are a director of a U.K.-listed company but not its Chief Financial Officer. A significant error is discovered in the financial statements going back several years, as a result of which the accounts have had to be restated. If … Continue reading →

As avian influenza surges, what to watch out for

Back in 2015 we reported on the avian influenza (AI) outbreak in the U.S. and Canada that occurred earlier that year. 50 million birds were killed to prevent the spread of the virus and poultry farmers were only able to … Continue reading →

5 key risks in the U.K.’s build-to-rent market

As build-to-rent grows and matures, our roundtable of experts, identified five key areas of risk and potential solutions. Continue reading →

The English Court of Appeal holds a senior manager strictly to account for negligence

As a senior manager, can you be summarily dismissed under English law for gross misconduct not as a result of deliberate or dishonest conduct but instead due to a negligent failure to act, even when this has caused your employer … Continue reading →

New EU Network Security Directive

The U.K. government confirmed in its Cyber Security Regulation and Incentives Review published in December that the EU’s Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive will be implemented in the U.K. In light of the U.K.’s vote to leave the EU … Continue reading →