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Podcast: Lisa Nandy on the US elections and beyond

Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]

Pensions regulator code of practice on scheme funding

The Pensions Regulator has published its interim response to its first consultation on the defined benefit code of practice. The changes require the Pensions Regulator (tPR) to update its Code of Practice on Scheme Funding.

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