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New HMRC corporate self-reporting process

From 30 September 2017, the new corporate offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion has been in force (as we have previously explained here). The offence renders...

Written on 23 Nov 2017


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Copyright escapes Geo-Blocking Regulation but other retail websites will need to comply in 2018

EU negotiators agree to “end” unjustified geo-blocking Eighteen months after publication of the legislative proposal on geo-blocking, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have reached a political agreement...

Written on 23 Nov 2017


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Blockchain in finance: what are the most promising uses?

Blockchain has continued to grab column inches in technology publications, financial services industry press and more recently in the mainstream media. In this article, we look at some of the...

Written on 23 Nov 2017


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Autumn Budget | Highlights for employers

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has delivered an Autumn Budget highlighting Britain’s bright future, with a focus on investment in the economy to ensure every generation can look forward to a better...

Written on 22 Nov 2017


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Government announces consultation on extending IR35 to private sector, and other measures affecting suppliers and users of contingent workers

The government today announced in its Budget that it will consult in 2018 about the extension of recent IR35 tax legislation to cover all supplies of Personal Service Company (“PSC”)...

Written on 22 Nov 2017


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ADAS&ME

Osborne Clarke is a member of the consortium working on the ADAS&ME project – an EU digital transport initiative set up by the European Commission. ADAS&ME stands for “Adaptive Advanced...

Written on 22 Nov 2017


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Co-branded financial services: the opportunities and regulatory implications

Whilst new technology is creating exciting new ways of delivering financial services to customers, how to successfully take advantage of new digital marketing opportunities in order to capture new customers...

Written on 22 Nov 2017


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Black Friday and Cyber Monday: competition in action or a regulatory headache?

In recent years, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become firmly established with UK consumers as major retail events. This year, average spend per consumer is expected to grow further,...

Written on 22 Nov 2017


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Mobility4EU

Osborne Clarke is a member of the consortium working on the Mobility4EU project, set up by the European Consortium in January 2016 to establish the “future vision of a transport system...

Written on 22 Nov 2017


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