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27/07/2021
More video high­lights from the CMS Smart Cit­ies and ESG Roundtable event...
27/07/2021
Brexit – what next for .eu do­main names for UK hold­ers?
From 1 Janu­ary 2021, or­gan­isa­tions, busi­nesses or un­der­tak­ings es­tab­lished in the UK (but not in the EU), and in­di­vidu­als who lived out­side the EU and were not EU cit­izens, be­came un­able to hold, re­gister...
27/07/2021
Mul­tiple dis­pute ob­jec­tions and mul­tiple cherry pick­ing
A re­cent TCC de­cision has con­firmed that cherry pick­ing dis­crete ele­ments of an ex­ist­ing dis­pute and sub­mit­ting them to a single ad­ju­dic­a­tion does not res­ult in the re­fer­ral of mul­tiple dis­putes. This...
27/07/2021
UK Gov­ern­ment ex­plores AML re­form for Open Bank­ing pay­ment ser­vice pro­viders
On 22 Ju­ly 2021, HM Treas­ury pub­lished a con­sulta­tion pa­per cov­er­ing vari­ous pro­posed amend­ments to the UK’s anti-money laun­der­ing (AML) frame­work, in­clud­ing the po­ten­tial re­mov­al of ac­count in­form­a­tion...
27/07/2021
UK Gov­ern­ment ex­plores AML re­form for Open Bank­ing pay­ment ser­vice pro­viders
On 22 Ju­ly 2021, HM Treas­ury pub­lished a con­sulta­tion pa­per cov­er­ing vari­ous pro­posed amend­ments to the UK’s anti-money laun­der­ing (AML) frame­work, in­clud­ing the po­ten­tial re­mov­al of ac­count in­form­a­tion...
26/07/2021
UK trans­port de­car­bon­isa­tion strategy– im­pact for rail sec­tor
On 14 Ju­ly 2021, the UK De­part­ment for Trans­port (“DfT”) pub­lished a wide-reach­ing policy plan on de­car­bon­ising trans­port and the tar­gets and am­bi­tions re­quired to meet the UK’s net-zero tar­gets...
26/07/2021
New SM&CR for FMIs pro­posed by HM Treas­ury
HM Treas­ury is pro­pos­ing to in­tro­duce a Seni­or Man­agers and Cer­ti­fic­a­tion Re­gime (“SM&CR”) for fin­an­cial mar­ket in­fra­struc­tures (“FMIs”) to en­cour­age ef­fect­ive gov­ernance, in­centiv­ise good be­ha­viour...
26/07/2021
New SM&CR for FMIs pro­posed by HM Treas­ury
HM Treas­ury is pro­pos­ing to in­tro­duce a Seni­or Man­agers and Cer­ti­fic­a­tion Re­gime (“SM&CR”) for fin­an­cial mar­ket in­fra­struc­tures (“FMIs”) to en­cour­age ef­fect­ive gov­ernance, in­centiv­ise good be­ha­viour...
23/07/2021
Con­sumer pro­tec­tion re­forms (again) – this time, will they stick?
Des­pite prom­ises that Brexit would be an op­por­tun­ity to ‘slash the red tape’ and ‘un­shackle’ the UK from un­ne­ces­sary EU reg­u­la­tion, new con­sumer pro­tec­tion pro­pos­als seek to im­pose stricter con­trols...
23/07/2021
Com­pet­i­tion & Mar­kets Au­thor­ity loses con­sumer re­dress test case
CMS has suc­cess­fully de­fen­ded care home pro­vider, Care UK, in an im­port­ant con­sumer re­dress test case pur­sued by the Com­pet­i­tion & Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (CMA). The High Court judg­ment has wide im­plic­a­tions...
23/07/2021
Draft Fin­ance Bill 2021-22: key tax changes for the real es­tate sec­tor
The pub­lic­a­tion of draft le­gis­la­tion to be in­cluded in the Fin­ance Bill 2021-22, along­side sev­er­al con­sulta­tions and re­sponses, her­alds sig­ni­fic­ant changes for tax in the real es­tate sec­tor. Real Es­tate...
23/07/2021
UK trans­port de­car­bon­isa­tion strategy: Im­pact for road trans­port
On 14 Ju­ly 2021, the UK De­part­ment for Trans­port pub­lished the fol­low­ing: The wide-reach­ing policy plan on de­car­bon­ising trans­port and the tar­gets and am­bi­tions re­quired to meet the UK’s net-zero...