All insights



When is turnaround a good fit?

In an article that first appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of RECOVERY, Matthew Tait, Partner at BDO, and Matt Hill, Senior Associate at Osborne Clarke, put together a blueprint...

Written on: 20 Apr 2018


Read time 11m

UK Regulatory Update | April 2018

Welcome to the first edition of our new, monthly Regulatory Update, which supplements our six-monthly Regulatory Outlook. This monthly business regulatory update is intended to help in-house lawyers, compliance professionals...

Written on: 20 Apr 2018


Read time 13m

New Deal for Consumers propose substantial reforms to consumer law, including GDPR-level fines

Following a major evaluation of the EU consumer law directives, the EU has announced its long-awaited "New Deal for Consumers", which proposes the following key changes: 1. GDPR-level fines: The New...

Written on: 19 Apr 2018


Read time 5m

Overseas companies bidding for UK public contracts need to register beneficial ownership on public register

The UK government has set out its thinking on how the forthcoming beneficial ownership register for bidding on public contracts will work ahead of the draft legislation which is due...

Written on: 19 Apr 2018


Read time 3m

Post-Brexit regulation of State aid rules: UK government set out a framework for the future

In a letter dated 28 March 2018, Andrew Griffiths MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers & Corporate Responsibility, explains the UK government's position on how State aid rules and responsibilities...

Written on: 19 Apr 2018


Read time 3m

FCA motor finance update: broker incentivisation where the level of commission is linked to the interest rate charged is an area of concern

Last year, the FCA announced that it would be undertaking a review into the motor finance market given its continued growth in recent years, to ensure it works effectively and...

Written on: 19 Apr 2018


Read time 1m

New consumer credit rules and guidance published on staff incentives, remuneration and performance management

The FCA has published its final rules and non-handbook guidance on staff incentives, remuneration and performance management to help firms carrying out consumer credit activity, identify potential risks to achieving...

Written on: 19 Apr 2018


Read time 1m

Getting affordability right in consumer credit

On 15 March 2018, Jonathan Davidson (FCA Director of Supervision – Retail and Authorisations) delivered a speech on "Getting affordability right in consumer credit". The speech had three key takeaways...

Written on: 19 Apr 2018


Read time 1m

FCA publishes final rules and guidance on persistent debt and earlier intervention

On 26 February 2018, the FCA published its policy statement (PS18/4) containing the final rules and guidance on persistent credit card debt and earlier intervention. The new rules are designed...

Written on: 19 Apr 2018


Read time 1m