Auditel have spoken to thousands of UK businesses over the past two decades and almost every one of them, have said that cutting real costs out of their business is difficult. Every possible stakeholder in the organisation defends their cost base and often it’s less risky for the executive to keep some cost in rather than risk the unknown impact of not having the functions that cost provides.
Prior to the pandemic, experts estimated that 5.2% (1.7m) of UK employees worked from home for the majority of time. According to research from CIPD this is expected to rise to 22% (7.2m), post-pandemic (2021) and is only set to rise further and faster into the future.
Up until now, there has been no change to our trading arrangements with the EU. On the 1st of January this will change. While the UK government continues to negotiate with the EU, there are two potential outcomes and while the difference between ‘deal’ and ‘no deal’ may be less dramatic due to the government’s recent planning, all foodservice operators would be well advised to plan for some disruption in January and beyond.
A lot is happening in the energy industry and the coronavirus crisis has not done anything to dampen the enthusiasm for change.
It is perhaps better to consider Sustainability in business as a continuum. What does this mean?
Recent judgments in Spain place limits on this way of looking at tax treaties
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Outlining the legal framework for trading online
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On 12 November 2020, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a report presenting its analysis and conclusions on the readiness of certain investment funds that have significant exposure to corporate debt and real estate assets to potential future adverse shocks, as well as five priority action areas which would contribute to their future […]
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The fourth instalment of The Lawyer European Awards shortlist discussions presented by The Lawyer’s Editor, Catrin Griffiths and International Editor, Yun Kriegler will be focused on the emerging trends from the Eastern Europe shortlist entries.
The third instalment of The Lawyer European Awards shortlist discussions presented by The Lawyer’s Editor, Catrin Griffiths and International Editor, Yun Kriegler will be focused on the emerging trends from the Northern Europe shortlist entries.
Clifford Chance is the latest City firm to win a mandate from the UK Government as it seeks legal advice on its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The magic circle firm has won a mandate lasting until March 2021 to advise the Department of Health and Social Care, though details around the advice provided in […]
The forex rigging cartel dispute in the Competition Appeal Tribunal has been postponed, as the tribunal awaits judgment in the Mastercard/Merricks case. The claim dates to 2013, when allegations of collusion and manipulation were made against several banks. In 2014, the Financial Conduct Authority hit Citibank, JP Morgan, HSBC, EBS and UBS with fines which […]
The entry of a Stockport-based conveyancing firm into this year’s UK 200 has shone a light onto the changing face of the UK legal services market. Conveyancing firm O’Neill Patient entered the UK Top 100 this year for the first time with a turnover of £31.2m. The gulf between O’Neill Patient and the UK’s largest […]
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has decided to take up extra space in its City building and extend its lease. The firm has taken on an extra half a floor in its premises in High Holborn. It opened its London office in 2008 and it has since grown into one of the top litigation firms […]