Pensions News (UK): the introduction to parliament of the Taxation of Pensions Bill; the Pensions Regulator’s latest report on compliance activity in relation to automatic enrolment; and more

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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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Irwin Mitchell appoints head of pensions from DWF

Irwin Mitchell has appointed DWF’s pensions head Martin Jenkins to lead its national pensions practice from London. Jenkins will joins Irwin Mitchell’s existing pensions partner Nigel Bolton who is based in the firm’s Leeds office. His appointment is part of the firm’s continuing drive to build up its business legal services (BLS) division and adds […]

Royal Mail wraps up first post-IPO panel review

Royal Mail has finished its first panel review since the company’s IPO last year, sending DAC Beachcroft and CMS Cameron McKenna acceptance letters but dropping Bond Dickinson from its 15-strong roster (see the story here). Regular corporate adviser Slaughter and May, which last year advised on Royal Mail’s IPO, was also named on the new […]

Eversheds Saladžius representatives set to deliver presentation at National Careers Week

Eversheds Saladžius’ head of marketing Aušra Jefremovienė and attorneys-at-law Nerijus Zaleckas and Arnoldas Jokūbaitis will be delivering a presentation at National Careers Week. National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across Lithuania. The initiative is held by the president of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė.

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Kennedys strikes back in Asia with six-strong Clyde & Co lateral hire

Kennedys has hired seven lawyers to bolster its Asia aviation practice, six of whom are from rival firm Clyde & Co. Clydes partners Peng Lim and Anita Quy are set to join Kennedy’s Singapore office alongside four associates. This new move comes months after Clyde & Co hired a team of four aviation lawyers from […]

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