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Waste consultations – Implications for food & drink and other manufacturing businesses

By Richard Naish, Ben Sheppard The future of businesses in food and drink manufacturing and its supply chain will be affected by consultations launched by Government on 18 February. The consultations, which are aimed primarily at packaging waste, close on 13 May 2019. The consultation on reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility systemconsiders a range of options to […]

Stronger pensions regulator: The government’s response

By Jo Ratcliffe, Ruth Bamforth, Craig Looker The Government made clear, in its March 2018 Pensions White Paper, it is committed to ensuring  the Pensions Regulator (Regulator) has the right powers to be able to protect effectively defined benefit pension schemes. On 11 February 2019 the Government published its response to its June 2018 consultation on strengthening the […]

Environment and climate change law review

By Manuel Gouveia Pereira According to the Overview of the OECD’s Economic Survey for Portugal in 2017, structural reforms have led to a successful rebalancing of the Portuguese economy towards exports, which appears to be gaining ground, although the continuation of the rebalancing of the economy will require more investment. As of December 2015 the new […]

Debt from Christmas

By David Asker At this time of year, we see many suppliers contacting us about money they are owed from Christmas parties. For these companies it seems the festive hangover has lasted longer than is reasonable so we have put together a handy guide to how companies and business that are owed money from the Christmas […]

Supreme Court clarifies loss of chance rules

By Neil Franklin The Supreme Court has clarified how claims for loss of chance against negligent advisors will be assessed, in a decision that will be relevant to any claim by a bank or lender who is considering taking legal action against third party suppliers who have failed to provide adequate advice on a potential […]

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