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Employment rights could be extended in Singapore

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:12
Employment rights stipulated in law in Singapore could be extended to all employees in the city state under potential reforms being consulted on by the government.

Takeover at Dundalk FC a sign of new investment strategy in football, says expert

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:50
The recent change of ownership at Irish football league club Dundalk FC could mark the start of a new investment strategy in European football, an expert has said.

ONS: large proportion of UK gender pay gap cannot be explained by age or occupation

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:22
Almost two-thirds of the UK's gender pay gap cannot be explained by reference to male and female workers' age, working patterns or occupation, official statisticians have said.

Universities urged to monitor developments in blockchain in other sectors

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:40
ANALYSIS: Universities should monitor innovations in the way blockchain technology is applied in other sectors to learn lessons about how they might use the technology themselves.

Spread betting firms urged to get involved in EU call for evidence on intervention

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:30
EU regulators have set out proposals to restrict or prohibit the marketing or sale of certain contracts for difference (CFD) financial products to non-sophisticated investors.

Public bodies in Northern Ireland could face more challenges under changes to grounds for judicial review, says expert

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:26
ANALYSIS: The removal of the reference to 'promptness' from the judicial review rules in Northern Ireland may seem subtle, but the change will have a real impact on decision-making in boardrooms across the region.

Ofcom pushes ahead with spectrum auction plans despite ongoing legal challenge

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:52
The UK's telecoms regulator will press ahead with preparations for auctioning spectrum to support '4G' and future '5G' services despite an ongoing legal challenge, it has announced.

Supplier chosen to help with 'open banking' ID verifications

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:47
A business that provides identity-proofing services has been chosen to help protect against fraudsters gaining access to customer data under the new 'open banking' regime.

Cypriot bank entitled to notify bank of freezing order pending appeal, appeal court confirms

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:35
A worldwide freezing order, obtained by a Cypriot bank in Cyprus, was fully enforceable immediately upon registration in England and Wales, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.

VAT recovery options for UK defined benefit pension schemes

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:38
ANALYSIS: Defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK now have a number of options for VAT recovery available to them following the publication of long-awaited guidance by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

MEP calls for 'clear and mandatory baseline IT security requirements' for devices

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:31
Device manufacturers selling in or exporting from the EU could be required to abide by "clear and mandatory baseline IT security requirements", under proposals outlined by an MEP.

UK minister attempts to clarify data protection plans after watchdog's concerns

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:20
Concerns that proposed new UK data protection laws threaten the independence of the country's data protection watchdog are "misplaced", a government minister has said.

UK universities will be expected to publicly justify high pay ratios under new Code

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:50
UK universities would be expected to publish the ratio of vice-chancellor pay to median earnings, and be "prepared to justify" high figures, according to draft guidance on senior staff pay.

UK government urged to consider new national product safety agency

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:22
The UK government has been called on to look into the case for establishing a new central national body for product safety in response to concerns that current oversight of compliance and enforcement does not adequately protect consumers.

Sport clubs should consider injunctions to prevent access to grounds by trespassers

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:41
ANALYSIS: Injunctions give sport clubs a useful tool to prevent access to grounds by 'urban free climbers' and other trespassers.

New gambling laws could be in force in Ireland before the end of 2018

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:02
New gambling laws could be in force in Ireland before the end of this year, a government minister has said.

Dutch plans to implement new payments laws raise data protection concerns, says watchdog

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:32
The government in the Netherlands has been advised to review the way it intends to implement new EU payment services rules by the country's data protection watchdog.

PSD2 takes effect without 'open banking' APIs ready at most banks

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:08
Changes to payment services laws came into effect in the UK on Saturday despite many banks still not having new technical solutions in place to act on the reforms.

Businesses put under strain by increasingly lengthy tax investigations, says expert

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:03
Businesses are being burdened by increasingly lengthy UK tax investigations carried out by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, has said.

Health and safety sentencing for organisations under the Definitive Guideline

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:45
Almost two years ago a  new guideline for the sentencing of health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences (the Definitive Guideline) was published which came into force on 1 February 2016, for offences sentenced after that date.