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An Accountability for Algorithms Act? Proposals from the Institute for the Future of Work

The Institute for the Future of Work (IFOW) has proposed an Accountability for Algorithms Act because, amongst other things, existing statutory and

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Widespread use by local councils of algorithmic decision-making

A Guardian investigation has found that nearly half of local councils in England, Scotland and Wales are using or have used algorithms to make

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Financial Services Bill introduced to UK Parliament

On 21 October the Financial Services Bill (the "Bill") - a proposal described as a key next step in shaping the UK's "Future Regulatory Framework"

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Publication of options and contracts on the Land Register- still time to respond

The DCLG call for evidence: 'Transparency and competition: a call for evidence on data on land control' may have a much wider impact than intended if

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FCA prohibits sale of investments referencing cryptoassets to retail clients

The FCA has recently issued a policy statement on "'Prohibiting the sale to retail clients of investment products that reference cryptoassets". In its

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UK Government launches consultation on post-Brexit financial services regulatory framework

The UK Government has launched an open consultation on the regulation and policy surrounding financial services in the UK. It marks the second phase

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Reimagining buildings for the "work from home" revolution - modern methods of construction can offer developers the best of both worlds

In the UK alone, the coronavirus pandemic has seen a massive shift in the working arrangements for millions of office workers. Most people believe

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Distressed M&A: board considerations and restructuring tools

When a business is distressed and is due to run out of cash, advisors are often called upon to carry out an accelerated M&A process. Whilst there may

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NCC's Final Response to the government's 25 Year Environment Plan Progress Report

The Natural Capital Committee (NCC) was established nine years ago to advise the government on how best to achieve its stated objective of leaving the

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COVID-19: The NHS launches its contact-tracing app

Last month the COVID-19 contact-tracing app was launched in England and Wales, after initial trials among NHS volunteers, residents of the Isle of

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ICO releases draft guidance on how it will calculate financial penalties

The new guidance is not an overhaul of the existing regulatory regime, but it does present some useful insights into how GDPR fines will likely be

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The Coronavirus Job Support Scheme - an essential guide for employers

On 24 September, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that a new Coronavirus Job Support Scheme (the 'JSS') would replace the Coronavirus Job

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Moving to the UK: A practical guide

The UK has always been an attractive jurisdiction for those seeking to relocate. It is, however, crucial for clients to be well prepared for their

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How should companies prepare their section 172 statements?

On 14 October 2020, the Financial Reporting Council Lab published new guidance to assist companies in preparing section 172 statements about how to

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FAQs on the implementation of the FCA’s Conduct Rules (for solo-regulated firms)

The Conduct Rules will come into force for all staff at solo-regulated FCA firms on 31 March 2021. The Rules already apply to Senior Managers and

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FCA speech on market abuse during pandemic

The FCA has published a speech by its FCA Market Oversight Director, Julia Hoggett, on market abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies and their

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GB REACH: the new shape of chemicals regulation in Britain

The shape of chemicals regulation in the UK post Brexit took further steps forward on Monday 19 October 2020 when long-anticipated legislation was

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Brexit, the EU-UK trade deal and the environment: Interview for LexisPSL

We should start by remembering that the environmental sector was largely pro-EU in the 2016 referendum campaign, no doubt informed by the fact that so

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Recent legal developments in financial services technology

EU lawmakers and UK regulators have announced a raft of proposals recently, aimed at ensuring the right market and regulatory conditions are in place

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Enforcement of Adjudicator’s decision - how to lose on a technicality

The recent decision of HHJ Halliwell in Lane End Developments Construction Ltd v Kingstone Civil Engineering Ltd 2020 EWHC 2338 (TCC) serves

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