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Varying consumer finance contracts | New FCA guidance provides more certainty

In March 2015, the FCA withdrew its 2012 guidance on ensuring fairness of terms in consumer contracts.  It also withdrew all of the published undertakings which followed the 2012 guidance. ...

Written on: 11 Jul 2018


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SAYE plans | Postponement of contributions

From 1 September 2018, employees with a savings contract under a SAYE scheme will be able to delay monthly contributions on a maximum of up to 12 occasions, without causing...

Written on: 10 Jul 2018


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Making an exit | Initial public offerings for private equity-backed businesses

How many recent private equity-backed IPOs have there been? After a few lean years at the turn of the decade, private equity-backed IPOs returned with a bang in 2014 as...

Written on: 10 Jul 2018


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Advertising and sugar tax: Implications of the UK government’s childhood obesity strategy

With childhood obesity staying on top of social and political agendas, manufacturers, retailers and advertisers with an interest in SUGAR, SALT, FAT and DAIRY, need to get ready for changes...

Written on: 9 Jul 2018


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European Parliament votes down controversial copyright reform – for now

The European Parliament voted yesterday (5 July 2018) to reject the draft revised Copyright Directive, which as we reported, had been recently adopted (by a narrow margin) by the EU...

Written on: 6 Jul 2018


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Government publishes updated “How to Rent” guide

On 26 June 2018, the government published an updated "How to Rent" guide, together with a further collection of "how to" housing guides. The four guides are: How to Rent;...

Written on: 4 Jul 2018


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Brexit Business Brief | It’s finally the law

Welcome to Brexit Business Brief, our regular newsletter looking at Brexit developments in a legal and business context. To receive this by email please register your interest in receiving Brexit Insights. Find...

Written on: 3 Jul 2018


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Tech innovation and disruption | How in-house lawyers can smooth the pathway to digitalisation

Investment in technology and innovation is not an optional extra for any business" - John Buyers, Head of AI and Machine Learning, Osborne Clarke Transformative digitalisation projects are a feature...

Written on: 2 Jul 2018


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Latest from the UK financial services regulators on preparations for Brexit

On 27 June 2018, the UK’s financial services regulators released statements setting out their proposed approach to financial services regulation after Brexit.  These statements follow directly from: the passing into...

Written on: 2 Jul 2018


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