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The OSCR has concluded that St Margaret’s was engaging in discrimination given its refusal to place children with same-sex couples.
The CQC is consulting on new regulations to introduce fundamental standards as legal requirements that all providers should meet.
FATCA will apply to all financial institutions in the UK and will require all financial institutions to file reports.
The EU Parliament has voted to introduce a trust registry as part of new anti-money laundering provisions.
The FFI regime has imposed a duty on the HSE to recover costs for carrying out its regulatory functions against those found to be in material breach of the health and safety laws.
The new edition of the Temple Report was published in January 2014 and contains helpful and interesting analysis of the functions and effectiveness of the HSE.
After much deliberation, the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act finally came into force on 30 January 2014.
The FCA has published the decision notice it has issued to Standard Bank, fining it £7.6m for failings relating to its anti-money laundering (AML) policies.
Adequacy of due diligence of investment advisers recommending alternative investments and their managers
SEC issued a risk alert highlighting key observations from examinations of due diligence processes that investment advisers use to select alternative investments and their managers.
The FCA has published a voluntary application for the imposition of a requirement by price comparison website MoneySuperMarket.com.
The FCA has published finalised guidance on inducements for product providers and advisory firms following its consultation (GC13/05) in September 2013.
The Financial Conduct Authority has published a final notice prohibiting inter-dealer broker Anthony Verrie from performing any function relating to any regulated activity.
The European Commission has published a legislative proposal for a regulation introducing structural reforms to the EU banking sector.
Another victory for the Commercial agent as English court rules that principal cannot have the best of both worlds
Under English Law, commercial agents and principals are allowed to elect whether compensation or an indemnity will be payable upon termination of the agency relationship.
The FCA has fined JLT Speciality £1,876,000 for failing to manage bribery and corruption risks created by overseas payments, in breach of Principle 3 of PRIN.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a webpage on the implementation of COLL 4.2.5R(3)(ca).
The FCA has fined Christoper Willford £30,000 for failing to provide the board with up-to-date information about Bradford & Bingley’s financial position.
Concerns had been raised by stakeholders in relation to the Financial Conduct Authority’s proposed deadline of 22 January 2014.
SEC and FINRA release priorities for SEC’s examinations of investment advisers and investment companies and FINRA’s examinations of broker-dealers.
The European Banking Authority has approved the draft regulatory technical standard on the definition of material risk takers.