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Government announces extension to the moratorium on Coronavirus-related commercial forfeiture

Along with other unprecedented measures to protect the public and the economy, the UK government announced on 23 March 2020 that commercial landlords are to be precluded from forfeiting commercial leases and evicting the tenant for non-payment of rent. This measure was originally in place until 30 June 2020. It was initially extended until 31 December.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

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Law changes following Brexit enable the FCA to hold Google to account for accepting Scammers online Advertisements

The ever-present scourge of investment fraud currently perpetrated through online platforms presents a growing problem for law enforcement and regulators alike. One significant benefit that Brexit has brought to this situation is that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) can now take action against online platforms, whereas previously the EU rules on advertising financial products did not encompass Google and similar platforms.

Employee ownership: getting the best from your trustees

When a business chooses to transition to employee ownership (EO), a trust must be established for the benefit of the employees of the company. The trust becomes the legal owner of the company shares, and the trustees are appointed to the board of that trust. Their role is to protect the interests of the employees as shareholders.

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