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  • COVID-19: Impact on HMRC's Compliance Activities

    Recently published data casts a light on the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on tax revenue generated from HMRC’s compliance activities, and tax appeals going through the courts.   HMRC’s compliance yield - It is well documented that tackling tax non-compliance has been, and remains, a key priority for HMRC, as demonstrated by the increase in both the tax regulatory burden...

  • FCA bans sale of cryptoasset investment products to retail customers

    Since July 2019, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has been consulting on proposals to bring the promotion of certain types of cryptoassets within the scope of financial promotions regulation. One of the more controversial proposals was to prohibit the sale of cryptoasset investment products to retail customers.

  • UK HR Solutions: Changing terms and conditions

    Welcome to the tenth and final post in our current series of hands-on guidance for UK HR professionals. In this series we’ve looked at common HR issues that you’ll encounter in the workplace and given you practical guidance on how to deal with them. Over the course of the series we’ve covered a variety of topics, such as how to handle grievances, disciplinaries, sickness absence, performance...

  • Brexit’s Back, Alright… (With sincere apologies to the Backstreet Boys)

    After three years of dominating the news (in the UK at least), Brexit has been extremely quiet for much of the year. This is hardly a surprise given that we have been in the thick of a global pandemic that has changed so much about the way we live, but also given that the UK has been in a transition period since leaving the EU on 31st January. But this autumn, Brexit has shot back up the agenda

  • Coronavirus: UK targeted furlough scheme for the hospitality sector - key details for employers

    Less than two weeks after the announcement of the Job Support Scheme (“JSS”) and with just over 3 weeks until the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) ends, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has, today, made an announcement setting out the details of a targeted furlough scheme designed to support businesses that are legally required to shut their premises as part of further lockdown measures.&#

  • UK HR Solutions: Bullying and Harassment FAQs

    Welcome to the next post in our weekly series of hands-on guidance for UK HR professionals. In this series we look at common HR issues that you’ll encounter in the workplace and give you practical guidance on how to deal with them. Over the course of the series we’re covering a variety of topics, such as how to handle grievances, disciplinaries, suspension, performance management and much more...

  • Corporate PPAs: de-risking “green” power procurement

    Amidst the business disruption and economic fallout caused by Brexit and COVID-19, corporates continue to be challenged on actions they take to reduce their carbon footprint. One way for businesses to manage these pressures and meet “green” targets set by their stakeholders is to procure clean energy through corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs).

  • And then there were none...? State aid rules to be revoked in the UK, but probably only for a brief period.

    On 29 September 2020, the UK Government laid before Parliament draft legislation which effectively revokes the EU state aid rules in the UK from the end of the Brexit transition period. The draft Regulations do not put in place an alternative regime, meaning that, if they are enacted as drafted, the UK will have no state aid rules from January 2021.

  • Global Water Associates: applying Hadley v Baxendale

    From time to time, those seminal cases we all studied during the early parts of our career pop up in practice. We’re all familiar with them: the snail in the bottle in Donoghue v Stevenson; the spurious sounding flu remedy in Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co — the list goes on.

  • COVID 19 - UK: Summary of COVID 19 Legislation / Measures impacting landlords' remedies for tenant default

    This note provides a brief summary of the measures (and applicable timescales) that have been implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic, that impact landlords’ remedies for tenant default as at 1 October 2020. Please see full Publication below for more information.

  • Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 - what does it mean for landlords?

    The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 was passed on 25 June 2020. The legislation has been in contemplation for a number of years, and has implemented a significant reform to the UK's restructuring and insolvency framework. It has also implemented certain temporary measures that are designed to protect and support businesses, protect jobs and, in doing so, attempt to preserve the...

  • Summary table of landlords' remedies for tenant default

    This table summarises landlords’ main options in the event of tenant default, and sets out some advantages, disadvantages and practical tips for each remedy (factoring in current Covid measures/restrictions as at 1 October 2020). Please see full Chart below for more information.

  • Landlords' remedies for tenant default - a detailed analysis

    In this note we set out a menu of possible options available to landlords whose tenants already have, or likely will, default on rent payments and other lease obligations, with some practical tips. Before taking any action in response to a tenant default, landlords should first consider whether their priority is to get paid or get the premises back, and ensure that they don't prejudice their...

  • UK HR Solutions: Addressing Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

    Welcome to the next post in our weekly series of hands-on guidance for UK HR professionals. In this series we look at common HR issues that you’ll encounter in the workplace and give you practical guidance on how to deal with them. Over the course of the series we’re covering a variety of topics, such as how to handle grievances, disciplinaries, performance management, sickness absence and much...

  • UK COVID-19: extension for holding AGMs

    The UK Government has announced that it is extending, until 30 December 2020, the provisions which allow companies to hold AGMs and other general meetings safely. The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the ‘Act’) allows (but does not require) companies to hold fully or partially virtual meetings (with attendance and voting occurring electronically), without any requirement...

  • BCLP Retail Insight: The Week that Was Vol. 7

    This week the BCLP Retail Team look back on the variety of changes since the start of lockdown, presented here in an interactive timeline. We discuss the raft of new measures introduced by the Government as cases increase, and the extension of the ban on evictions for business tenants.

  • Can you claim legal advice privilege for your communication with foreign in-house lawyers in an English litigation or English-seated arbitration?

    A recent English judgment discussed whether communications with an in-house counsel or with external foreign lawyers are protected by legal advice privilege, including whether the type and seniority of qualification of the foreign lawyers makes any difference. Introduction - For many businesses, the in-house legal department probably is the first point of contact when legal

  • Coronavirus: UK Job Support Scheme – key details for employers

    As we reported previously, on 12 May 2020 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) would be extended until 31 October 2020.  With just over 5 weeks until the CJRS ends, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has, today, made an announcement setting out the government’s package of measures designed to protect UK jobs through the winter.

  • UK HR Solutions: Sickness Absence FAQs

    Welcome to the next post in our weekly series of hands-on guidance for UK HR professionals. In this series we look at common HR issues that you’ll encounter in the workplace and give you practical guidance on how to deal with them. Over the course of the series we’re covering a variety of topics, such as how to handle grievances, disciplinaries, suspension, performance management and much more...

  • Coronavirus: new UK restrictions – implications for employers

    Amidst rising numbers of infections, the UK government has, today, made an announcement in relation to new Coronavirus restrictions.

  • Reinsurance Implications of FCA Test Case

    Insurers seem confident that reinsurers will take their share of the impact of the Court’s judgment. So what are the immediate reinsurance issues arising from the decision?

  • UK HR Solutions: How to deal with sickness absence

    Welcome to the next post in our weekly series of hands-on guidance for UK HR professionals. In this series we look at common HR issues that you’ll encounter in the workplace and give you practical guidance on how to deal with them. Over the course of the series we’re covering a variety of topics, such as how to handle grievances, disciplinaries, suspension, performance management and much more...

  • BCLP Retail Insight: The Week That Was Vol. 6

    This week the BCLP Retail Team evaluate the end of the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme and discuss a possible Government-sponsored scheme to fund public transportation. We also consider the effect of working from home on high streets, and the introduction of new social distancing measures.

  • SMCR Update – What best practice looks like

    The FCA has recently updated its Senior Managers and Certification Regime (“SMCR”) webpage for FCA solo-regulated firms. In particular, by reference to a list of positive/negative “indicators”, the FCA has set out further details on its expectations of firms in relation to fit and proper assessments and Conduct Rules training programmes.

  • UK HR Solutions: Performance Management FAQs

    Welcome to the next post in our weekly series of hands-on guidance for UK HR professionals. In this series we look at common HR issues that you’ll encounter in the workplace and give you practical guidance on how to deal with them. Over the course of the series we’re covering a variety of topics, such as how to handle grievances, disciplinaries, suspension, sickness absence and much more besides.&

  • UK HR Solutions: Managing performance issues

    Welcome to the next post in our weekly series of hands-on guidance for UK HR professionals. In this series we look at common HR issues that you’ll encounter in the workplace and give you practical guidance on how to deal with them. Over the course of the series we’re covering a variety of topics, such as how to handle grievances, disciplinaries, suspension, sickness absence and much more besides.&

  • UK HR Solutions: Suspending for disciplinary matters

    Welcome to the next post in our weekly series of hands-on guidance for UK HR professionals. In this series we look at common HR issues that you’ll encounter in the workplace and give you practical guidance on how to deal with them. Over the course of the series we’re covering a variety of topics, such as how to handle grievances, disciplinaries, poor performance, sickness absence and much more...

  • BCLP Retail Insight: The Week That Was Vol. 5

    This week the BCLP Retail Team discuss the future of turnover rents following the COVID-19 crisis, reflect on the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, and consider the future footprint of department stores. We also share a webinar hosted by the BCLP Real Estate Finance team with guest speakers from Barclays Bank PLC and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield: ‘Real Estate Finance – What does the retail...

  • FCA - draft guidance on schemes of arrangement and prospectuses

    In this draft note the FCA confirms the well-established position that the issue of new securities pursuant to a scheme of arrangement (scheme) under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 does not constitute an offer of transferable securities to the public requiring the need for a prospectus.  However, the FCA is still of the view that a scheme with a mix and match facility offering a choice between

  • UK HR Solutions: Managing disciplinary issues

    Welcome to the second post in our new weekly series of hands-on guidance for UK HR professionals. In this series we look at common HR issues that you’ll encounter in the workplace and give you practical guidance on how to deal with them. Over the course of the series we’re covering a variety of topics, such as how to handle grievances, suspensions, poor performance, sickness absence and much more

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