Regulatory and compliance

Beneficial owners of UK property and bidders for UK public procurement contracts to be disclosed under laws planned for 2018

Entities that hold UK property or enter into UK public procurement contracts will have to register their beneficial ownership information in a public register under government plans.  Legislation is scheduled...

Written on 13 Dec 2017

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Authorised push payment fraud: who pays?

Following her appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Moneybox, Nikki Worden discusses the growing issue of authorised push payment scams, what the regulators are doing to tackle it, and what that...

Written on 1 Dec 2017

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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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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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EFTA Court rules no need for “sufficiently serious” breach to claim damages for breach of public procurement rules

This decision is not binding on English courts, but will need to be reconciled with the Supreme Court decision that came to the opposite conclusion on the same facts. The...

Written on 10 Nov 2017

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