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Competition damages | UK Court of Appeal decision in Mastercard litigation favours claimants in follow-on damages claims

In broad terms, the Court of Appeal's decision was pro-claimant and, although it sent a number of issues back to the CAT to be determined, it was a victory for...

Written on: 17 Jul 2018


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A Stronger Pensions Regulator: the DWP consults

The white paper set the headlines, with separate consultations to follow and seek views on more detailed proposals.  The first of these consultations has now been launched. In  "Protecting Defined...

Written on: 13 Jul 2018


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Pensions | RPI / CPI: British Airways wins on appeal

Key facts The case relates to the Airways Pension Scheme.  Because the scheme was set up before British Airways was privatised, its rules provide for pensions in payment to be...

Written on: 12 Jul 2018


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Private equity and venture capital in the UK | Review of H1 2018

We have seen deal volumes and values remain high during the first half of 2018, reflecting the extraordinary amount of dry powder still available.  This echoes activity levels in the...

Written on: 12 Jul 2018


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FDM and others under fire for training schemes | On what basis can staffing companies lawfully charge workers for training?

Staffing and other companies operating a staffing model are now looking at this carefully and see real opportunities to provide value added services, and build new revenue streams at better...

Written on: 11 Jul 2018


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Employee Incentives Update | Summer 2018

  Welcome to our Employee Incentives Update for summer 2018. This edition covers: Corporate governance developments – including CEO pay ratios. Updates for companies operating EMI plans. A reminder about...

Written on: 11 Jul 2018


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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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