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Articles & Blogs Employment

'Naming and Shaming' of Employers Who Fail to Comply with National Minimum Wage Rules Resumes

Friday, 15 January 2021

We previously detailed the increases to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates from 6 April 2021. It is important that employers identify the workers affected by such increases in order to avoid breaches of the NMW legal framework.

'Naming and Shaming' of Employers Who Fail to Comply with National Minimum Wage Rules Resumes

Articles & Blogs Brexit Employment Immigration

How Will the Post-Brexit Trade Deal Affect UK Employment and Immigration Law?

Friday, 15 January 2021

On 24 December 2020, the UK and EU finally agreed a trade deal, in the form of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). Both sides immediately moved to claim they had been victorious in the negotiations…

How Will the Post-Brexit Trade Deal Affect UK Employment and Immigration Law?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Lockdown - Guidance Changes Employers Need to Know

Friday, 15 January 2021

England has now entered a third national lockdown which is expected to remain in place until the middle of February 2021 although it may be that this is extended. What do employers need to know about lockdown guidance this time around?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Lockdown - Guidance Changes Employers Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Healthcare

Do You Need More Space to Host Coronavirus Vaccination Clinics?

Thursday, 14 January 2021

The fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) has intensified in recent weeks, with the emergence of the new variant and the third national lockdown. However, there is good news on the horizon in the guise of the vaccination roll out.

Do You Need More Space to Host Coronavirus Vaccination Clinics?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New Vaccine Hub Heralds Exciting New Era in India-UK Life Sciences Relations

Monday, 11 January 2021

Following Brexit, the UK is looking for new international trade opportunities. In life sciences as well as other sectors, where better to push on than with India? That seems to be the UK Government's view.

New Vaccine Hub Heralds Exciting New Era in India-UK Life Sciences Relations

Articles & Blogs Corporate

A Spring Clean at Companies House

Monday, 11 January 2021

In 2019, the Government commissioned a review on company regulation, corporate transparency and Companies House. The review has identified some key changes which could be made to how new and existing companies are administered and regulated.

 A Spring Clean at Companies House

Articles & Blogs Brexit Pharma & Life Sciences

New UK-EU Deal - What Does It Mean for Life Sciences?

Monday, 11 January 2021

Well, it finally happened. After months of complex negotiations and stand-offs that took Europe to the brink and back, the EU and UK finally agreed a trade and co-operation deal on Christmas Eve.

New UK-EU Deal - What Does It Mean for Life Sciences?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Higher Education Institutions to Consider

Monday, 11 January 2021

Universities rely on online providers for services relating to personal data now more than ever.

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Higher Education Institutions to Consider

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Brexit and Data Protection - What Do Universities Need to Do Now?

Monday, 11 January 2021

One of the biggest mysteries (for data protection lawyers at least), was what would happen to personal data transfers from the EEA to the UK after we left the EU. What does the Brexit deal mean for data protection compliance?

Brexit and Data Protection - What Do Universities Need to Do Now?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law

Data Protection in 2021 - 5 Trends We're Expecting This Year

Friday, 08 January 2021

A new year often comes with new developments to track and fresh challenges for individuals and organisations to overcome. What can we expect from the next 12 months?

Data Protection in 2021 - 5 Trends We're Expecting This Year

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Stamp Duty Land Tax 'Holiday' - Time's Running Out

Tuesday, 05 January 2021

To help the economy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) 'holiday' increases the SDLT threshold to £500,000 for property sales in England and Northern Ireland until 31 March 2021.

Stamp Duty Land Tax 'Holiday' - Time's Running Out

Articles & Blogs Brexit Procurement Public Sector

Procurement, State Aid, and the Brexit Transition - What Happens Now?

Monday, 04 January 2021

For contracting authorities and suppliers bidding for public sector contracts, the procurement rules remain largely unchanged, at least for the moment.

Procurement, State Aid, and the Brexit Transition - What Happens Now?

Articles & Blogs Brexit Data Protection Information Law

Brexit and Data Protection - What Do UK Organisations Need to Do Now?

Friday, 08 January 2021

One of the biggest mysteries (for data protection lawyers at least), was what would happen to personal data transfers from the EEA to the UK after we leave the EU.

Brexit and Data Protection - What Do UK Organisations Need to Do Now?

Articles & Blogs Charities

Charities, Christmas and Cause-Related Marketing - Commercial Participators

Friday, 18 December 2020

At this time of year many of us are busy buying gifts for friends and family. It is an added bonus when the price of the gift includes a payment to a good cause.

Charities, Christmas and Cause-Related Marketing - Commercial Participators

Articles & Blogs Brexit

Brexit - Our New Relationship with the European Union

Monday, 04 January 2021

If 31 January 2020 marked the legal end of the UK's membership of the European Union, 31 December 2020 marks the practical end.

Brexit - Our New Relationship with the European Union