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Powering the UK – a multi-faceted approach

To meet the ambitious target of net zero by 2050 the industry needs to take a multi-faceted approach to managing energy supply and demand. This approach will create an energy network that is carbon neutral, fit for purpose, and can manage future energy needs by utilising the full range of clean energy technologies.

Supporting your managers in the post-Covid return to work

Despite the Government returning to a policy of ‘work from home if you can’, many businesses, shops, factories, classrooms etc are bringing their employees back into the workplace. There are a lot of issues, precautions and caveats to consider, especially for customer-facing businesses.

HMRC estate administration investigations

An article in the mainstream press has noted that HM Revenue & Customs has taken an additional £274m in inheritance tax (IHT) from its investigations into 5,638 estate administrations in the 2019/20 year. This is the highest in over 4 years and equates to an additional £48,500 of IHT for each estate which has been investigated.

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Stephenson Harwood proceeds with bonus payments amid pandemic

In contrast to the trend of altered bonus payments throughout the City, Stephenson Harwood has opted to proceed as normal due to strong financial results. The firm’s chief executive Eifion Morris confirmed the move on Wednesday, with employees set to receive bonuses “without delay or deferral of any part”. However, this positive development comes as […]

Gauke heads back to Macfarlanes for new role

Following his 14-year stint in Parliament, David Gauke has today re-joined Macfarlanes as its head of public policy. The former Conservative cabinet minister was previously a solicitor at the firm from 1999 to 2005 before being elected as the member of Parliament for South West Hertfordshire. Gauke’s role will be in a non-practising role and […]

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Bar Council and BSB make pay cuts and furlough staff

The Bar Council has furloughed 20 per cent of its staff and made cuts to spending, as it takes measures during coronavirus. Both the Bar Council and Bar Standards Board (BSB) have implemented a pay and recruitment freeze, which means there will be a saving of £98,000 across the Bar Council and resources group, and […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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