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Large companies in England and Wales can expect fines of around £10 million for the most serious breaches of health and safety law when new sentencing guidelines come in force in February, an expert has said. 04 Nov 2015
The number of prosecutions brought by the UK's health and safety watchdog for cases of "serious wrongdoing" has more than doubled in the last three years, according to figures obtained by compliance specialists Cerico. 29 Oct 2015
This is one of a series of guides on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....
Directors of companies subject to the 2014 Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations must publish annual reports on any payments made to governments for each financial year.
This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated. Where a company or any of its subsidiaries enters into a transaction with a director of the company, the rules on...
This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated. If a company’s shares are traded on the main market of the London Stock Exchange there is a further set of requiremen...
This article is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated. To what extent can a company protect its directors from some of the liabilities outlined in our guides to directors...
This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated. Two examples that pre-date the Companies Act 2006 serve to illustrate the kind of thinking the government expects fro...
The most senior bankers will not be required to prove that they took every reasonable step to prevent regulatory breaches in their area of responsibility in order to escape enforcement action once new rules come into force next year, the UK government has... 19 Oct 2015
It is up to the directors of an insolvent company to prove that they took "every step" to minimise the potential loss to creditors as soon as they knew that the company could not reasonably avoid liquidation, the High Court has confirmed. 07 Aug 2015
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