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Power to the people or an administrative hurdle?

The Localism Act 2011 was launched by the coalition government with clear aims to achieve a significant shift in power


Public procurement: draft Public Contracts Regulations 2015 published

We have been waiting for them since April. On Friday Cabinet Office finally launched its consultation on the wording of


The onus is on the landlord: confirming a tenant’s right to rent under new illegal immigration measures

New measures to address illegal immigration mean that residential landlords must confirm that their prospective tenants and occupiers are lawfully


Sanctions Briefing Update: Ukraine and Russia: 19 Sep 2014

This is the latest in our on-going sanctions briefings relating to Ukraine and Russia; this publication updates our previous briefing


Competition investigation: supply of bathroom fittings

At the end of August, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”), which is responsible for investigating potential anti-competitive behaviour


Takeover Panel consults on post-Pfizer framework to clarify status of offer-related commitments and strengthen enforcement powers

Background In the aftermath of the public debate surrounding the undertakings given by Pfizer to the UK government in the


Are you keeping up with news on the employment tribunal system?

This week has seen some significant announcements from Chuka Umunna, shadow business secretary, speaking at the TUC, regarding the future


The invasion of workplace technology – should you be concerned?

The rise of technology such as smartphones enabling employees to access work outside of the office was supposed to ease


European Commission reorganised around four “Project Teams”; UK nominee becomes Financial Services Commissioner

The make-up of the new European Commission was announced today. In this “Juncker team”, the UK’s nominee, Lord Hill, will


Cookie Sweep about to take place in Europe

Following an announcement by the CNIL, (the French data protection authority) “Cookie Sweep Days” will take place across the EU


New right for fathers and partners to attend ante-natal appointments from October

Whilst businesses start grappling with the rules and practices surrounding shared parental leave, there is a new right, from 1


Are you prepared? The Holiday Pay Time bomb... And arrival of Shared Parental Leave

Are you prepared? The Holiday Pay Time bomb Do you calculate your holiday pay correctly? Are you prepared for the