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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Changes In Employment Law From 29 July 2013

From Monday 29 July 2013, the following 5 changes to UK Employment law will take effect: COMPROMISE AGREEMENTS WILL BE RENAMED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS Compromise agreements will be renamed “settlement agreements” under section 23 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (“ERRA”). The use of these will be facilitated by new rules in relation to […]

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Tax Transparent Funds Arrive In The UK

During June 2013 three sets of Regulations made by HM Treasury came into force in relation to the treatment of authorised contractual (tax transparent) funds for the purposes of tax on chargeable gains, stamp duty, SDLT and VAT. The Regulations are the combination of a long consultation undertaken by HM Treasury. The need for the […]

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Games Station – Rent In Administration – Leave To Appeal Given

The much talked about decisions of the High Court in the Goldacre and Luminar cases in relation to rent payable when the tenant is in administration have recently been followed by another High Court decision in Games Station Limited & others. Companies in the Game Group plc went into administration with numerous outlets on lease. The administrators […]

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Signing Contractual Documents: Hamid Vs Francis Bradshaw Partnership

In the recent case of Hamid v Francis Bradshaw Partnership [2013] EWCA Civ 470 the Court of Appeal upheld the first instance judgement that the sole director and sole shareholder was contracting personally when he signed a letter containing not only his name but also the trading name of his limited company. Dr Hamid was the sole […]

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Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes

On 4 June 2013, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the final rules restricting the promotion of Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes (UCIS) and close substitutes (which together the FCA defines as Non-Mainstream Pooled Investments (NMPIs)) to retail investors. Due to the previous mis-selling of UCIS to retail investors the rules are being introduced in order […]

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