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Dispute resolution

The FOS consults on a streamlined process to clear pandemic-driven complaint backlog

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has issued (4 October 2021) a consultation paper on temporary changes to reporting the outcomes

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Digital regulation | The alchemy of a strategic framing for compliance

As digital transformation sweeps across all sectors, so an ever-expanding landscape of products and services are falling within the scope

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IT and data

UK data protection litigation — a burgeoning market that needs rebalancing

Ashley Hurst, Partner, and Jamie Halpin, Senior Associate, with Osborne Clarke, explore the boom in data protection litigation in the

Regulatory and compliance

Commitment to Net Zero to be mandatory in bidding for public contracts

In a decisive move towards the 2050 Net Zero target, the Cabinet Office published Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 06/21 "Taking

Regulatory and compliance

Government extends the deadline for using CE marking until 2023

The UK government has extended the deadline for use of the CE product marking for manufactured goods placed on the

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Tech, Media and Comms

Online Safety Bill: Parliament and DCMS proceed with separate scrutiny and inquiry into the draft online safety law

There is now further clarity on the timing of pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Online Safety Bill, following the establishment

Retail and Consumer

A new era for junk-food advertising?

The government has announced that new rules on advertising "unhealthy" foods will come into effect at the end of 2022

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Real Estate and Infrastructure

Osborne Clarke responds to call for evidence on Simplifying the VAT Land Exemption

The chancellor announced as part of the March 2021 Budget that the government would look again at simplifying the VAT

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Competition, antitrust and trade

European and UK competition regulators reveal their plans to modify the existing rules on vertical agreements

In recent weeks both the EU and the UK competition regulators have published their proposals on how to modify the

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Real Estate and Infrastructure

Building safety: government supports removal of EWS1 forms for lower risk buildings

The External Wall Fire Review form, or EWS1, is intended to record in a consistent and universal manner what assessments

Dispute resolution

Construction industry looks to life after Covid-19 and the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

The government has extended measures in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) to protect businesses during the pandemic

Regulatory Outlook

Regulatory Outlook | Sanctions and dual-use export control | July 2021

Current issues New recast EU Dual-Use Regulation to come into force The European Commission has been proposing for some time