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Cayman update: Alternative scheme for proving claims in a liquidation

On 10 September 2021, Chief Justice Smellie QC in Re Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. (in Official Liquidation) sanctioned a streamlined adjudication process proposed by the joint official liquidators of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd (in Official Liquidation), circumventing the requirement for thousands of participants to lodge separate proofs of debt in an insolvent liquidation.

Will your corporate activity be captured by new pensions notification requirements?

The Department for Work and Pensions has issued a consultation on its planned changes to the existing notifiable events regime. The changes will oblige employers with defined benefit pension schemes to notify The Pensions Regulator of a broader range of corporate events and activities and to do so at an earlier stage than is currently the case.

Ireland: Budget 2022 Tax Strategy Group papers

On 16 September 2021, the Department of Finance published the Tax Strategy Group (TSG) papers on the various options for tax policy changes in advance of Budget 2022. Budget 2022 is due to be published on 12 October 2021.

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