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FCA consults on CRD IV: Are you an IFPRU or BIPRU firm?

Proposed changes to the FCA Handbook as published by the FCA in its consultation paper published on 31 July 2013.
IPO lock-up periods - doing time the ABI way

The ABI has issued new guidelines on IPO "lock-up agreements", which will force companies and their banks to be clearer on how long insiders will be restricted from selling their shares post IPO.

Blowing the whistle on bribery

Allegations about bribery in Indonesia have hit Rolls Royce, the English car maker, hard.

If it’s any consolation

President Obama’s recent call to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 over the next three years is making the headlines.

The marital bed – Christian hotel owners wrong to refuse gay couple

Similar to the US, both employees and members of the public can bring discrimination claims against businesses.

$1.83 billion equal pay debt

The UK's biggest city council, Birmingham City Council (“BCC”), has a whooping $1.83 billion bill, after settling equal pay claims with about 11,000 female staff.

Gambling Commission publishes Part 1 of its proposed amendments to LCCP

The Gambling Commission has issued the first tranche of amendments to the LCCP, with further changes due to be announced at the end of April.

European Commission takes steps to ensure compliance of national gambling laws with EU Rules

The European Commission is engaging with a number of Member States to ensure that their national gambling laws are compliant with EU law.

Workplace Wisdoms: Keeping it closed

Employment law podcast from King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin on the Morrisons‘ insider who posted 100,000 salaries online, and 5 ways to tighten up your data security.

OHIM and National Trade Mark Offices Announce Common Practice on Black & White Marks

OHIM and the national trade mark offices have announced their new Common Practice on black and white marks, with implications for oppositions, use and priority.

HS2 compensation package clarified and deadline set for objections

Deadlines of 16 May 2014 (businesses) and 23 May (individuals) to object to the HS2 Bill. Compensation package for homeowners and small businesses.

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