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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

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Ashurst sees post-merger revenue rise by 5.8 per cent at half-year point

Ashurst has recorded a half-year turnover of £298m for the firm, compared to £281.7m for the same period last year. Managing partner James Collis said the 5.8 per cent increase in revenue was down to stronger economic conditions and an uptick in transactional work in early 2013/14. The results take Ashurst back on track for […]

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Pinsent Masons eyes Australia launch

Pinsent Masons has appointed Maddocks chief executive David Rennick to lead a review of growth opportunities in Australia. As a partner and board member at Maddocks Rennick has taken a lead role in the growth and development of the firm in Melbourne and Sydney. He will join Pinsents as a consultant in the new year. […]

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