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Sentencing Council publishes gross negligence manslaughter definitive sentencing guideline

The penalties imposed on individuals for fatal accidents in the workplace are set to increase after the Sentencing Council for England and Wales published its definitive sentencing guideline for gross negligence manslaughter. Walker Morris health and safety experts, Stuart Ponting and Robert Starr, consider the new guideline and the implications for employers and directors…

Energy Update – August 2018

This energy update includes the following white papers: CMA publishes final report on Heat Networks calling for new regulation The first National Infrastructure Assessment is published recommending growth in Green Energy NAO report on package recycling Update on Electric Vehicles Amendment Regulations 2018 – in force 24 July 2018 The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency […]

Will the revised NPPF lead to more affordable housing?

By Katherine Evans On 24 July 2018, the long-awaited revised NPPF was released. The omission of social rented homes from definition of affordable housing in Annex 2 of the draft revised NPPF has been addressed. Starter Homes are now included in the definition but secondary legislation is still required to set out financial eligibility for […]

Luxembourg publishes law on VAT grouping

As foreseen in our previous newsflash, the law on VAT grouping has officially been published, last Friday. The text – which provides for an entry into force on 31 July 2018 – modifies the general VAT Law. It now enables Luxembourg entities sharing financial, economic and organisational links to set up a VAT group, thus allowing them to […]

Reform of the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system

By Edward J. Dougherty Following a recent reform in 2015, the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system is sophisticated and comprehensive. Nevertheless, substantial discretion is allowed to the competent national authority, and this is the source of most challenges for innovators…

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A team of lawyers at Walker Morris, led by Debbie Jackson, Graham Mackenzie and Oliver Duke, has advised InTechnology on the sale of its subsidiary InTechnology Managed Services (IMS) to Redcentric for £65m. Headquartered in Harrogate, IMS provides managed network, data, hosting and voice telephony solutions designed to help its customers transition from on-premise IT solutions […]

Double counting and pensions

By Peter Shave The Pensions Regulator issued a statement on 25 October 2013 warning against ‘double counting’ in defined-benefit pension schemes. The Regulator is apparently dealing with a number of cases where section 75 debts on the one hand and regular contributions otherwise due on the other have been offset against each other. The Regulator […]

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Dentons hires nine-strong competition team in Turkey

Dentons has boosted its presence in Istanbul with the hire of six lawyers and three economists specialising in competition. Şahin Ardıyok joins Dentons’ local associate firm Balcioğlu Selçuk Akman Keki (Baseak) as a partner from consultancy firm ACTECON, bringing with him five lawyers and three economists.  Ardıyok represents the Turkish state at the International Chamber of Commerce’s […]

Charity Commission issues revised public benefit guidance

On 16 September 2013, the Charity Commission published its revised public benefit guidance for all charities. The guidance was previously contained in a single document called ‘Charities and Public Benefit’ together with supplementary guidance on ‘Public Benefit and Fee-charging’. The Charity Commission withdrew parts of this guidance in December 2011, following the decision of the […]

Stricter sanctions for the distribution of food supplements in Germany

On 30 October 2013, the third ordinance amending the fruit juice and soft drink regulation and other foodstuff-related provisions was published in the Federal Law Gazette (BGBl I no. 64 of 30 October 2013, page 3,889). This ordinance came into force on 31 October 2013 with immediate effect. The third amending ordinance did not only […]

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