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Out-Law: New corporate offence of 'failure to prevent' economic crime looking likely, expert says

The introduction of a new criminal offence for companies that fail to prevent employees or agents committing economic crime seems increasingly likely following recent announcements by UK financial regulators and ministers, an expert has said. 31 Mar 2015

UK financial regulators set out 'proportionate' senior persons rules for Solvency II and non-Solvency II insurers

Senior staff at smaller insurance firms not subject to the new Solvency II EU-wide regulatory regime will be subject to complementary, but proportionate, regulatory oversight, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority... 31 Mar 2015

Pickles accepts accelerated development of site allocated for later phases of neighbourhood plan

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has allowed an appeal that will permit the accelerated development of a site allocated for the later phases of a neighbourhood plan in an area of Leicestershire with a housing shortfall. 31 Mar 2015

Communities secretary refuses permission for 85 homes, citing conflict with emerging neighbourhood plan

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has refused permission for a development of 85 homes in a Northamptonshire village after deciding that the benefits of the proposal were outweighed by adverse impacts including conflict with an emerging neighbourhood plan.... 31 Mar 2015

New PD rights and deemed discharge of planning conditions to be introduced in April

Several new types of existing buildings will be able to be converted into homes without full planning permission from 15 April under UK planning reforms that will also introduce the "deemed discharge" of certain planning conditions. 31 Mar 2015

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