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ANALYSIS: Businesses in the financial services sector that outsource group functions to a non-UK group company with a UK branch could face multi million pound VAT challenges. 17 Oct 2018
The Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has published a consultation on its expectations for banks and insurance companies for the management of financial risks arising from climate change. 16 Oct 2018
The code of practice on taxation for banks (the code) was introduced in 2009 and applies to banks and building societies. It is designed to change the attitudes and behaviours of banks towards tax avoidance. It encourages banks operating in the UK to adopt...
Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable.
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.
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.
UK banking regulation is undergoing significant changes which will affect UK banks and foreign banks operating in the UK.
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 and competition considerations.
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will be given a set of temporary powers giving it flexibility over the operation of the transparency regime for the EU’s second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) after Brexit. 16 Oct 2018
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has found that EU banks require €24.5 billion of capital to comply with the implementation of regulations designed to strengthen banks’ capital requirements. 10 Oct 2018
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