Regulatory and compliance

UK Regulatory Update | May 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our monthly Regulatory Update. The developments covered in this Regulatory Update span a broad range of sectors and regulatory regimes. One recurring theme is...

Written on: 25 May 2018

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The re-imposition of US sanctions against Iran and the future of the JCPOA

On 8 May 2018, President Trump announced his decision to cease the United States' participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and to begin the process of re-imposing...

Written on: 25 May 2018

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Government consults on exclusion from public contracts for late payment of sub-contractors

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has launched a consultation on its proposals to consider suppliers' "approach to payment of subcontractors" as part of the selection criteria for public contracts valued...

Written on: 24 May 2018

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Key messages for developers, investors and building owners from Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety The eagerly awaited final report following the independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt has now been published. The report recommends a step-change...

Written on: 21 May 2018

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Environment Agency updates its Enforcement and Sanctions Policy: what does it mean for businesses?

Following its consultation held between November 2017 and February 2018, the Environment Agency (EA) has updated its Enforcement and Sanctions Statement and Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance so that the two...

Written on: 17 May 2018

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Unexplained Wealth Orders: the government’s new tool against McMafia?

The new unexplained wealth order (UWO) regime came into force on 31 January 2018, and on 1 February 2018, the government published Circular 003/2018 to, “raise awareness and a basic...

Written on: 5 May 2018

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