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Alcohol industry pledges to reduce alcohol duty fraud

UK government officials, trade bodies and alcohol industry figures who are members of the Joint Alcohol Anti-Fraud Taskforce have agreed to work more closely together to fight alcohol duty fraud, according to the taskforce's first annual report .   30 Jul 2015

Financial firms generally treating customers well after unauthorised transactions, says regulator

UK financial firms are generally making "good efforts" to treat customers fairly if they report unauthorised transactions involving their accounts, according to new research by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 30 Jul 2015

Out-Law Guides

  • Health and safety obligations for retailers

    Retailers are expected to protect anyone who enters their premises from harm, by removing or controlling risks to employees, volunteers, contractors or members of the public.

  • The Consumer Rights Act: consolidating UK consumer protection laws

    The Consumer Rights Act aims to rectify the traditional complexities of UK consumer law by consolidating eight pieces of separate legislation in this area into a single piece of legislation.

  • The Heat Network Regulations: what landlords need to do now

    Commercial and domestic property landlords of multi-let properties where heating, cooling or hot water is supplied to tenants through a district or communal heating network are now legally obliged to provide detailed information about those networks to a central...

  • How to structure collaborative projects

    Organisations are increasingly looking to work in collaboration or partnership with third parties. This may be to achieve operational aims, such as a step change in service delivery, or to reduce costs or achieve efficiencies.

  • Using competitive tenders

    Many private sector organisations are using competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts. Competitive tenders can be used to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal.

  • French consumer law

    In February 2014 the French parliament adopted a Consumer Law which implements the Consumer Rights Directive. It will have a significant effect on companies engaged in e-commerce.

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Government to revisit timing of extension to copyright term for industrially produced artistic works

The UK government has revoked legislation which would have given effect to the extension of copyright protection available to designers of artistic works made by industrial process. 28 Jul 2015

HMRC targets digital ‘intermediaries’ with new data-gathering powers

App stores, online booking platforms and ticket resellers could be required to provide UK tax authority HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) with information about the businesses using their services under plans put forward for consultation by the tax authority.... 27 Jul 2015

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