All Insights https://www.osborneclarke.com/ en Fri, 19 Apr 2024 00:23:00 +0100 Tue, 16 Apr 2024 14:59:31 +0100 EU strengthens its arsenal in fight against environmental crime https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/eu-strengthens-its-arsenal-fight-against-environmental-crime &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_010.jpg?VersionId=X6cyEJ1XgnOPivlTQEB4JYyRFzSCaGaU' /><br /><p><strong>Revised legislation brings in 'qualified' offences to criminalise serious environmental damage and replaces the 2008 law</strong>&nbsp;</p>]]&gt; Tue, 16 Apr 2024 14:59:31 +0100 All Insights New EU AI Act is poised to shape the future for life sciences in Europe https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/new-eu-ai-act-poised-shape-future-life-sciences-europe &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_015.jpg?VersionId=iC3nv_Tqxn2J.lILXsbwqvgjqdgByp3I' /><br /><p><strong>What is the extent of the sector's application of AI and the regulatory outlook following European Parliament approval?</strong></p>]]&gt; Tue, 16 Apr 2024 12:33:59 +0100 All Insights What is natural capital and what does it mean for investors and lenders in the UK and Europe ? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/what-natural-capital-and-what-does-it-mean-investors-and-lenders-uk-and-europe &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_007.jpg?VersionId=JitxlEuEDLOx1dIqtPae9pi.IKQ5vsuk' /><br /><p><strong>While some natural capital-related regulatory requirements may currently only be voluntary, or not yet catch financial institutions, there may be merit in complying early</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:48:37 +0100 All Insights European Parliament formally adopts Product Liability Directive https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/european-parliament-formally-adopts-product-liability-directive <p><strong>What changes and practical actions should businesses be considering?</strong></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:21:12 +0100 All Insights UK competition regulator issues fresh guidance on green collaborations for sustainability https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-competition-regulator-issues-fresh-guidance-green-collaborations-sustainability &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/wp/18/07/03/EU_-offshore_wind_farm.jpg?VersionId=GDsRp57WG0drtsS8J85CMbnzb07cx_Zu' /><br /><p><strong>CMA charts way for businesses to navigate sustainability concerns in supply chains while maintaining competition</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 11 Apr 2024 11:50:02 +0100 All Insights UK government unveils draft procurement regulations for public sector bids https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-government-unveils-draft-procurement-regulations-public-sector-bids &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_014.jpg?VersionId=1Tib4fKv.Nqk2w1K5VvdlIwCYl9oKOlf' /><br /><p><strong>Authorities and suppliers will need to keep an eye on information published about procurements and resulting contracts</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 04 Apr 2024 11:17:51 +0100 All Insights Decision time for UK medical device regulation: diverge or converge with the EU? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/decision-time-uk-medical-device-regulation-diverge-or-converge-eu-0 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/LSH_person_research_laboratory.jpg?VersionId=d041eFKatl96uuEchm8S9eVeBbUtgrEq' /><br /><p><strong>The MHRA appears to be considering an approach for UK regulations that would broadly mirror the EU model</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 28 Mar 2024 17:16:10 +0000 All Insights Delay in new statutory powers for UK Financial Reporting Council leads to postponement of planned headcount increase https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/delay-new-statutory-powers-uk-financial-reporting-council-leads-postponement-planned &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/29/OC_KI_091.jpg?VersionId=jSe5JbEzEofedfQRJo9twM5H7ePp2zCk' /><br /><p><strong>Absence of legislation to expand its remit means FRC will instead focus on a year of consolidation to prioritise its core purpose</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 28 Mar 2024 14:33:27 +0000 All Insights UK FCA reaffirms tackling financial crime as a top priority https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-fca-reaffirms-tackling-financial-crime-top-priority &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/24/03/28/OC_KI_084.jpg?VersionId=rqyeRupYqdlIUk1_6LLJOf2BQNO1bGAe' /><br /><p><strong>The financial regulator has set out areas of focus for preventing and reducing financial crime in 2024</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 28 Mar 2024 13:03:05 +0000 All Insights Decoding penalty notices: UK ICO clarifies its methodology for issuing fines in new guidance https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/decoding-penalty-notices-uk-ico-clarifies-its-methodology-issuing-fines-new-guidance &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_022.jpg?VersionId=txqsSQcC_sRPe3rt52na9FkaLtw2_mvy' /><br /><p><strong>Restatement and consolidation of the ICO's decision-making process rather than revolution in approach to enforcement</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 13:28:36 +0000 All Insights Fintech, digital assets, payments and consumer credit | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/regulatory-outlook-March-2024-fintech-digital-assets-payments-consumer-credit &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_Fintech-insight.png?VersionId=3TgZ5i1QiwdP5Hh763bXPbcP6kJjFedC' /><br /><p><strong>Treasury Committee highlights levels of SME bank account closures by major banks | FCA's key findings of review of claims management companies carrying out unregulated claims | Law Commission consultation on draft digital assets bill</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Food Law | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-food-law &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_Food-insight.png?VersionId=mYETPCHf3VMdxEtRjdrM.1oafrCMYmiJ' /><br /><p><strong>Scotland launches consultation on stricter HFSS restrictions | FSA launch campaign on allergy risks with vegan labelling | Consultation launched on fairer food labelling</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Health and safety | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-health-safety &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_Health-insight.png?VersionId=yr0A5NIHwNVfyh1XKArSQYwtypcWgZOT' /><br /><p><strong>Building Safety Act update: transition period coming to an end | New Occupational Health Taskforce | RIDDOR review</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Cyber Security | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-cyber-security &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/wp/21/01/14/H_2011101743FWI_Regulatory-Outlook-2021_JAN-21_ICONS_Data-Protection-and-Cyber-Security_landscape.png?VersionId=Wj2aD6J5Qf8zDcF3jHOizT4UUEBXJa2i' /><br /><p><strong>NCSC advisory on tactics used by APT29 | NIST releases Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 | Government response to ransomware inquiry</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Data Law | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-data-law &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_Data-insight.png?VersionId=BmZcZv6vhGcU8SunknbdTVvcT2w0uBh4' /><br /><p><strong>ICO collects views on 'consent or pay' business models in relation to advertising cookies | IAB Europe a 'joint controller' for consent in TCF processing for online advertising | ICO guidance on using biometric data</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Employment and immigration | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-employment-immigration &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_employment-insight.png?VersionId=76MtoigJIE644Jl5Ak.aNbzqvQQkss8E' /><br /><p><strong>Actions for employers in March/April | EU agrees watered-down Platform Workers Directive – what will platforms and staffing companies need to prepare for? | All change for staffing and platform worker arrangements in the UK – new consultations, announcements and likely manifesto commitments</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-environment &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/06/14/ESG_environment_spaced.png?VersionId=JPZx4xUClqFQbr4waFSjPwe4MNL2OFBS' /><br /><p><strong>BNG requirements for small sites come into effect from April 2024 | Extended producer responsibility for packaging waste: reporting changes coming into force 1 April 2024 | CSDD gets through vote from Council of the EU</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Regulated procurement | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-regulated-procurement &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_regulatedprocurement-insight.png?VersionId=p2psTHRq7V8DNFGEvrsJ5fELbA4VvKBM' /><br /><p><strong>Procurement Act 2023: Government publishes response to consultation on draft implementing regulations | Crown Commercial Service publishes its updated commercial pipeline under the Procurement Act 2023 | PPN 01/24 Carbon Reduction Contract Schedule</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Modern slavery | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-modern-slavery &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_Modern-slavery-insight.png?VersionId=6hEw412_C8wmrEvFk1ehNG4n_GHWQg9L' /><br /><p><strong>House of Lords Committee publishes call for evidence on Modern Slavery Act 2015 | Political agreement reached on Forced Labour Products Regulation | Update on regulations to eradicate modern slavery in NHS supply chains &nbsp;</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Sanctions and Export Control | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-sanctions-export-control &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_Sanctions-insight.png?VersionId=wM5gbLqNHk5BfTbhMtDgkv77cFF2CDhY' /><br /><p><strong>UK government sanctions strategy paper | Treasury Committee inquiry into effectiveness of UK's Russia sanctions regime | Russia (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2024</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Artificial intelligence | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-Artificial-intelligence &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/11/27/Q_2206301558REG_Regulatory-Outlook-AI-Icon_1000x1000px_Sep-2023_FINAL.png?VersionId=WIprViz2kgVC5dau_VpZ.Vk4Sa87jHXL' /><br /><p><strong>EU AI Act adopted by Parliament | ICO launches second consultation on generative AI | Council of Europe reaches agreement on convention on AI</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Bribery, fraud and anti-money laundering | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-bribery-fraud-anti-money-laundering &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_bribery-insight.png?VersionId=yl2.HX.MnFncqxMM0MxIYFmrdflfXKT1' /><br /><p><strong>The Payment Services (Amendment) Regulations 2024 | ECCTA 2023 explanatory notes | Government updates AI-powered fraud detection tool with sanctions data</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Competition | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-Competition &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_Competition-insight.png?VersionId=qJ0qjq9GD.VNIhv8kSOsF8rNMqNvT7N_' /><br /><p><strong>Long-term land interests and housebuilding | Digital Markets Act workshops | CMA annual plan</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Products | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/regulatory-outlook-March-2024-products &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_Products-insight.png?VersionId=.Y9jnCGyYGzehes8sm0E3Ar8KTi8Ad77' /><br /><p><strong>Legislation introduced to cut smoking and vaping | Extended producer responsibility for packaging waste: reporting changes coming into force 1 April 2024 | CMA consults on proposal to launch a market investigation of the UK vet sector</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Consumer Law | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-consumer-law &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_Consumer-insight.png?VersionId=qmP_j4J5w7snSQCVdZwWRNV4.7nJK.T.' /><br /><p><strong>Update on the UK DMCC Bill | CMA consults on proposal to launch a market investigation of the UK vet sector | Delegated act on independent audits under the DSA enters into force</strong></p>]]&gt; 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