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EMI Options: Approval granted

By Ben Watson As mentioned in our previous update, the tax reliefs associated with Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) options are technically a form of state aid and therefore require approval from the EU Commission.  Two days before the deadline of 7 April 2018, HMRC announced that the UK had failed to renew its EU state aid […]

Avoid World Cup marketing own goals this summer

By Jo Pritchard The 2018 FIFA World Cup is to shortly kick off in Russia. Amidst the excitement, it is important to remember a few key dos and don’ts for any planned marketing campaigns. With a global audience of more than 3 billion, it will be tempting to capitalise on the football fever with World […]

Independent review of building regulations and fire safety

The catastrophic events of the evening of 14 June 2017 which led to the tragic loss of 71 lives at Grenfell Tower has cast a spotlight on the system relating to the design, construction and maintenance of high-rise and complex buildings. In the wake of the disaster, the government announced an independent review of building […]

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Turners and Ottaways set merger date

St Albans firms Turner & Debenhams and Ottaways will merge on 1 September to create a firm with a combined turnover of around £8m. The new firm will be called ­Debenhams Ottaway and will comprise 17 partners and 120 staff. The firm will move into Turners’ current offices.

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Where there’s a will

A recent ruling by the Royal Court of Guernsey has modified the law governing guardianship, ushering in a quasi-statutory wills regime in the process. This recent case dealt with by Royal Court of Guernsey ­dramatically changed the law of Guernsey in relation to guardianship. The case related to whether the assets of a Guernsey-­domiciled person […]

White trash?

The EU’s draft white paper on anti-money laundering competence has drawn fierce criticism for its arbitrary methodology. In May the EU published a white paper detailing the countries it considered to have in place anti-money laundering controls the equivalent to the EU’s own. The list, which is still in draft phase, has caused uproar in […]

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Eastern promises

Who’d want to live in the Middle East? Not quite enough of you, it would seem. On paper it should be an easy sell. Work in London is dropping off and the growth is overseas – what better protection from all those redundancies masquerading as performance reviews? What’s more, competition for partnership in the City […]

Appeal court makes landmark equal pay decision

Tens of thousands of low paid local council and NHS workers could claim equal pay compensation following a landmark decision handed down in the Court of Appeal today (29 July). Sitting alongside Lady Justice Smith and Mr Justice Lindsay, Lord Justice Mummery ruled against the local authorities in the case Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council […]

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