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06/10/2022
To modi­fy or not to modi­fy? Ge­net­ic Modi­fic­a­tion and Gene Edit­ing – A di­ver­gence...
Against the back­drop of the cost-of-liv­ing crisis it is ar­gued that the UK could bol­ster food se­cur­ity, com­bat cli­mate change and lower food prices by re­lax­ing the rules on and around ge­net­ic en­gin­eer­ing...
06/10/2022
Up­per Tribunal con­firms that “de­lib­er­ate” pen­al­ties do not re­quire proof...
In CF Booth Lim­ited v HM­RC [2022] UKUT 00217 (TCC), the Up­per Tribunal (“UT”) up­held an earli­er de­cision of the First-tier Tribunal (“FTT”) to strike out most of the tax­pay­er’s ap­peal against...
06/10/2022
Food Con­tact Ma­ter­i­als (FCM) - New EU rules on re­cycled plastic ma­ter­i­als...
On 10th Oc­to­ber 2022 (next week), Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2022/1616 on re­cycled plastic ma­ter­i­als and art­icles in­ten­ded to come in­to con­tact with foods (im­ple­men­ted earli­er in the year) is due to come in­to force...
06/10/2022
Em­ploy­ment ter­min­a­tion law and le­gis­la­tion in the UK
1. Dis­missal of em­ploy­ees 1.1 Reas­ons for dis­missal A claim for un­fair dis­missal can be made if the reas­on for dis­missal was not for one of a num­ber of ‘fair reas­ons’ (e.g. con­duct, cap­ab­il­ity...
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05/10/2022
The Eco­nom­ic Crime (Trans­par­ency and En­force­ment) Act – con­sequences for...
The land re­gis­tra­tion ele­ments of the Eco­nom­ic Crime (Trans­par­ency and En­force­ment) Act (“ECTEA”) came in­to force on 5 Septem­ber 2022, 5 weeks after the new Com­pan­ies House Re­gister of Over­seas En­tit­ies...
05/10/2022
UK Net Zero De­liv­ery Re­view: Call for Evid­ence
Un­til 27 Oc­to­ber 2022, com­ments are sought on the gov­ern­ment’s ap­proach to de­liv­er­ing the UK’s net zero tar­get by 2050.  This forms part of an In­de­pend­ent Re­view com­mis­sioned by the BEIS Sec­ret­ary...
05/10/2022
Fo­lic acid for­ti­fic­a­tion – pro­posed amend­ment to Bread and Flour Reg­u­la­tions...
Bread is a ba­sic part of the na­tion­al diet. The avail­ab­il­ity and cost of bread will be closely mon­itored as we ap­proach the winter months. Bread is also com­ing un­der the scru­tiny of The De­part­ment for...
05/10/2022
Fash­ion Rent­als: what does the rise in rent­al mean for fash­ion brand own­ers?
This week, John Lewis launched its wo­menswear rent­al ser­vice, in part­ner­ship with es­tab­lished rent­al play­er HURR. John Lewis is the latest in a long line of high-street names get­ting in on the rent­al...
05/10/2022
2022 ‘Blue Guide’ – the up­dated EU product rules
On 29 June 2022 the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished its re­vised ‘Blue Guide’ on the im­ple­ment­a­tion of EU product rules. For over 20 years, the Blue Guide has been one of the main ref­er­ence doc­u­ments...
04/10/2022
Au­gust 2022 sees Gambling Com­mis­sion en­force­ment ac­tions against four op­er­at­ors
In Au­gust 2022, the UK Gambling Com­mis­sion con­cluded en­force­ment ac­tion against four op­er­at­ors, in­clud­ing the Com­mis­sion’s largest reg­u­lat­ory set­tle­ment to date. 1. En­tain Group On 17th Au­gust 2022...
04/10/2022
New bill on the block(chain): The Eco­nom­ic Crime and Cor­por­ate Trans­par­ency...
On 22 Septem­ber 2022, the UK Gov­ern­ment in­tro­duced the Eco­nom­ic Crime and Cor­por­ate Trans­par­ency Bill. The bill, the second eco­nom­ic crime bill of this year, is the most re­cent ef­fort by the UK Gov­ern­ment...
04/10/2022
Pen­sions and cor­por­ate activ­ity: ro­bust blog from the Pen­sions Reg­u­lat­or...
The long-awaited reg­u­la­tions to in­tro­duce new no­ti­fi­able events and re­quire a de­clar­a­tion of in­tent have not yet emerged. However the Pen­sions Reg­u­lat­or has is­sued re­cent blog posts, es­pe­cially on M&A...