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Commission issues proposals to reduce regulatory barriers to the cross-border distribution of investment funds

As part of an initiative to minimise trading barriers within the single market and thus deepen the Capital Markets Union, the European Commission has proposed legislation aimed at easing the...

Written on: 18 Jun 2018


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UK government removes restrictions on the suppression of residential address information at Companies House in light of data privacy concerns

Speed read Successive legal changes have gradually increased the ability of individuals to prevent residential address information from being publicly available at the UK companies registry, Companies House.  However, since...

Written on: 15 Jun 2018


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Unauthorised collective investment schemes and misleading statements | High Court gives warning to operators and participants of schemes

A recent case provides a stark warning of the risks to operators and participants of schemes if those schemes are later found to be collective investment schemes.  Along with providing...

Written on: 14 Jun 2018


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FCA consults on new guidance on disclosure obligations in the context of preparing periodic financial information

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), in a special Primary Market Bulletin, has published draft technical guidance clarifying the obligation on issuers to disclose, without delay, inside information arising through the...

Written on: 14 Jun 2018


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The power of data – understanding the future of smart energy

Renewables are an increasingly important component of the new energy solution. As a form of distributed generation, a huge amount of data is associated with the operation and management of...

Written on: 14 Jun 2018


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UK Supreme Court holds plumber engaged on self-employed basis is a ‘worker’

What will the comments on substitution rights mean for the tax status of contract staff and enforcement of the new IR35 regime against staffing companies and users of contract staff?...

Written on: 14 Jun 2018


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FCA policy statement on asset management

As part of a wider package to improve competition in the asset management industry, the FCA has published its first set of rules and remedies aimed at promoting the overall...

Written on: 13 Jun 2018


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Proposals to Reform UK Limited Partnership Law

On 30 April 2018, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial strategy (BEIS) published a consultation paper on the reform of UK limited partnership law. The proposed amendments will affect...

Written on: 13 Jun 2018


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Update to UK Information Commissioner’s Office fees for data controllers: when and what to pay

Following the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK's Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) on 25 May 2018, organisations that are data controllers need to...

Written on: 12 Jun 2018


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