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Off payroll working rules in the private sector (IR35):  HMRC publishes latest consultation

Off payroll working rules in the private sector (IR35): HMRC publishes latest consultation

By , , , and | 08 Mar 2019

HMRC has published its latest consultation on the forthcoming legislative changes to the rules on off payroll working in the private sector (known as IR35).

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Pensions Regulator sets out funding expectations

By , , and | 06 Mar 2019

The Pensions Regulator has published its 2019 Annual Funding Statement which is essential reading for trustees and employers, particularly those with 22 September 2018 to 21 September 2019 valuation dates. It is the first statement since the Regulator promised a tougher and more interventionist approach. Andrew Patten looks at the Regulator's key messages.

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The Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018: still more to do?

The Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018: still more to do?

By , and | 26 Feb 2019

Fieldfisher's Stephen Moller, Richard Todd and Richard Gibbard consider how the new regulations address some criticisms of prior legislation but also add more complexity to what is already a complicated area of the law.

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The Tesco Three – What went wrong? What lessons can we learn?

The Tesco Three – What went wrong? What lessons can we learn?

By and | 12 Feb 2019

We first became aware of problems at Tesco Plc (Tesco) and its subsidiary Tesco Stores Limited (Tesco Stores), on 22 September 2014 when Tesco announced that it had overstated its expected profits for the half year to 23 August 2014 by an estimated £250m.

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Fieldfisher advises on over £330m of venture capital deals in 2018

Fieldfisher advises on over £330m of venture capital deals in 2018

By , , , and | 22 Jan 2019

Fieldfisher advised on deals with an aggregate value in excess of £330 million, driven primarily by deals in the technology sector.

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All clear: Taking the legal turmoil out of tech

All clear: Taking the legal turmoil out of tech

By | 21 Jan 2019

At a time of heightened business risk and potentially crippling uncertainty for UK companies, Andrew Dodd, partner and head of technology disputes at Fieldfisher, looks at how recent legal decisions have created reasons to be cheerful in the technology sector.

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EU energy sector set for crucial state aid decisions in 2019

EU energy sector set for crucial state aid decisions in 2019

By and | 15 Jan 2019

2018 witnessed multiple state aid rulings in the European energy industry, putting state aid and competition back at the core of energy regulation. Wouter Vandorpe, of counsel, energy and utilities at Fieldfisher, discusses whether further decisions will bring clarity for energy companies.

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Junior market detractors should AIM criticisms elsewhere

Junior market detractors should AIM criticisms elsewhere

By and | 14 Jan 2019

Fieldfisher responds to article in the Sunday Times regarding the number of AIM-listed company insolvencies in 2018.

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Companies house to carry out extra checks on incorporation applications

Companies house to carry out extra checks on incorporation applications

By and | 09 Jan 2019

It is known that the process of incorporation of a corporate body in the UK is quick and fairly straightforward. However, from 12 December 2018 Companies House will have to carry out extra checks on applications to register corporate bodies to ascertain that they are compliant with the United Nations (UN) financial sanctions.