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Termination payments taxed differently from 6 April 2018 | What do employers need to know and do?

Significant changes to the taxation of termination payments apply from 6 April 2018. In summary, the new rules treat all employment contracts as though they contained a payment in lieu...

Written on: 10 Apr 2018


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Key employment law changes this April | What do employers need to be aware of?

A number of employment law changes have come to force this April.  We highlight the key dates and changes below: First gender pay reporting date passes Surrounded by much publicity,...

Written on: 10 Apr 2018


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EMI options | Important update on EU State Aid approval for companies proposing to grant EMI options

On 4 April 2018 HMRC published Employment Related Securities Bulletin No 27.  This Bulletin is an important update for companies which operate enterprise management incentive ("EMI") option plans, particularly those...

Written on: 5 Apr 2018


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International Competition Update | March 2018

  As we move into the spring, the competition authorities seem to be working hard to update and clarify their respective remits and procedures, from the Italian Competition Authority grappling...

Written on: 29 Mar 2018


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Gender pay reporting deadline next week | Have you complied? And for those who have, what now?

The much publicised first gender pay gap reporting deadline falls on Wednesday next week – 4 April 2018. Employers must publish specific gender pay data, relating to a 'snapshot' of...

Written on: 29 Mar 2018


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Competition and Markets Authority publishes new guidance on rail franchise award methodology

Introduction On 15 March 2018 the CMA published two new documents designed to provide up-to-date guidance to all companies bidding for rail franchises in the UK. The guidance is a...

Written on: 29 Mar 2018


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Latest details about beneficial ownership register for non-UK entities holding UK real estate and public procurement contracts

The UK government has set out its thinking on how the forthcoming beneficial ownership register for overseas entities holding UK real estate and public procurement contracts will work ahead of...

Written on: 26 Mar 2018


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Government to change UK merger thresholds as a short-term measure to protect national security  

In October 2017, we reviewed a UK government consultation on proposals to give the Secretary of State greater powers to intervene in mergers and acquisitions affecting the tech and defence...

Written on: 20 Mar 2018


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DWP publishes white paper on protecting defined benefit pension schemes

In February 2017, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) published a green paper: “Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes”. We reported that the green paper sought views...

Written on: 20 Mar 2018


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