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Case supports the view that a claim for breach of statutory duty is possible in relation to a contract award by a public body beyond the scope of the procurement regulations.
Tools that can be used to: minimise the risk of disputes; formulate and respond to claims; and resolve disputes.
Information on PSR directions starting on 30 April 2015, the UK Cards Association launches 2015 manifesto, the Payment Services (Amendment) Regulations 2015, and the stability of payment systems.
A case of communication with the adjudicator before the adjudication commences, thought to be the first time the court has overturned a decision on this basis, and more.
Also: proposals on the movement of capital and freedom of payments.
The new tax-free allowance for interest distributions will change the savings landscape, and other developments.
Ruling has significant consequences on dawn raids by French competition authorities, who must now be sure to exclude privileged and unrelated documents.
Trustees – consider the impact of transfers on your scheme’s funding position and investment strategy.
EU consults on strengthening legislation on worker involvement, with the possible consolidation of three Directives on the cards.
It is not clear how Labour’s new right would apply, and some employers may simply offer contracts with minimal fixed hours to limit its impact.
On Budget day the government launched a consultation exercise on reforms to the compulsory purchase process.
Initiative aims to encourage development of urban areas but will it have the desired effect?
30% female non-execs on German boards; lower penalty for failing to consult a works council in France; mandatory retirement no more in Denmark; all the UK changes; and more.
Aspects of MiFID II of particular interest to asset managers including: commissionss; phone call recordings; costs disclosure; client categorisation; and more.
Certain sums that arise to investment fund managers for their services will be charged to income tax.
The FCA’s discussion paper highlights certain aspects of MiFID II which will be of particular interest to asset managers as they prepare for MiFID II implementation.
The calculation of holiday pay is due to be considered yet again by a UK court this summer, with NICA hearing an appeal in the case of Patterson v Castlereagh Borough Council.
The National Infrastructure Plan anticipates that around 80 per cent of new infrastructure investment will be funded through private finance.
The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) has been subject to criticism in recent years for higher financing costs when compared with traditional publicly funded capital investment.
It will be a key aspect of compliance going forward that employers monitor the time spent by their employees in each country.