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Excise Duties: 2020 State Budget (SB) Proposal

Alcohol and alcoholic beverages – Rates applicable in the Autonomous Region of Madeira The SB Proposal changes the tax rate applicable to spirits declared for consumption in the Autonomous Region of Madeira from EUR 1, 237.58/hl to EUR 1,241.29/hl. Soft Drinks – Rates The SB Proposal increases the rates applicable to soft drinks, excluding drinks […]

Brexit and other tax implications

By Samuel Fernandes de Almeida The United Kingdom ceased to be a Member State of the Union as of 30 January 2020, so the question arises as to the applicability of many other provisions contained in Portuguese domestic law. On the 30th of January, the United Kingdom ceased to be a member state of the […]

Coronavirus – A bug coming to your workplace soon?

By Kevin McCavish The inevitable has happened. Coronavirus has arrived in London with the first patient being diagnosed yesterday. This brings the total number of those infected in the UK by Covid-19, the official name given to the coronavirus by the World Health Organisation, to 9. In Brighton, where two GP surgeries have already closed […]

Natasha’s Law – New rules on food labelling

By Joanne Sear, CJ Ntsiu We look at the new rules on food labelling coming into force next year, and when additional information will have to be provided, particularly in relation to allergens. Background In 2016, Natasha Ednan-Laperouse suffered a severe allergic reaction after eating sesame seeds in a baguette purchased from a high street […]

Warning for Insolvency Practitioners dealing with personal data

By Lynsey Robinson The FCA, ICO and FSCS have released a statement warning licensed Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) and FCA-authorised firms to be responsible when dealing with personal data. The statement highlights concerns about IPs/ authorised firms unlawfully selling personal client data to claims management companies (CMC) when acting on administrations. Under Data Protection legislation, consideration […]

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Hot 100: Karena Vleck, RFU

Karena Vleck (scroll down for video interview), general counsel for the Rugby Football Union (RFU), had a stressful but successful 2012, overhauling the inner workings of the organisation. Calling the end of the Rugby World Cup in 2011 “a particularly low point”, she notes: “Disciplining [the players] for what they did was a marker in […]

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