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Food & Drink update – March 2021

Contents Restricting the promotion of HFSS products Can setting up in Ireland help unblock Brexit-linked disruption to trade? Could carbon labelling become mandatory? Has the incidence of food fraud increased during the pandemic? ASA ruling on McDonald’s advert featuring HFSS products Will the new immigration policy cause problems in the food supply chain? Nutrition Label […]

Women, business and the law 2021

Amidst a global pandemic that threatens progress toward gender equality, Women, Business and the Law 2021 identifies barriers to women’s economic participation and encourages reform of discriminatory laws. This year, the study also includes important findings on government responses to the COVID-19 crisis and pilot research related to childcare and women’s access to justice.

Was the Budget green enough?

Was this Budget green tinted rather than green focused? The mix of fuel duty freezes with what some commentators consider diluted green infrastructure investment doesn’t quite square up to the green rhetoric.

Budget 2021: Making sense of the UK infrastructure bank

With the publication of the ‘Policy Design’ for the UK Infrastructure Bank (“UKIB”), the UK Government has put “flesh on the bones” of its commitment to establish a national infrastructure bank. We look at some of the key issues for UKIB, and what its role might be in delivering government pledges to “level-up” the UK, reach Net Zero carbon by 2050 and meet the challenges of Brexit and COVID-19 recovery.

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A&O kicks off gender pay gap reporting season early

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Shearman reveals gender pay gap despite dropping below employee threshold

Shearman & Sterling has volunteered its gender pay gap results for 2018/19, after falling just below the 250-employee threshold for this year’s round of reporting. The US firm was obliged to report in 2017/18 because its London office housed over 250 employees, but the numbers dipped over the past year meaning it did not have […]

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Gender pay gap 2018/19: Which firms submitted partner data?

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