Tag Archives: UK

U.K. Bribery Act: SFO Flexes its Extraterritorial Muscles to Good Effect

For a little while the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been hinting that it has a number of Bribery Act cases in the pipeline, and now we have our first conviction in the U.K. of a company under Section 7 … Continue reading →

U.K. pay equity passes another milestone–With implications this year

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

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 →

An Inflection Point for UK Motor-Related Injury Claims?

Since their implementation in 2005, Periodical Payment Orders (PPOs)—which allow the majority of a claim to be paid to individuals in installments rather than purely as a lump sum, often for the duration of the claimant’s life—have become increasingly common … Continue reading →

Directors’ Liability Regime Changes – In Force Today!

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 →

New UK Law Targets the Puppet Masters

The unpromisingly named Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. It didn’t attract much press attention at the time perhaps because it contained such a diffuse range of measures, some of which have … Continue reading →