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The UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) must correct a known error in the calculation of the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation quickly, or risk being in breach of its statutory duties, a House of Lords committee has warned. [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
The UK government has published a ‘Clean Air Strategy' aimed at cutting exposure to pollutants and slashing the costs of air pollution to society. [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
The British Overseas Territories (BOTs) will not be forced to establish public registers of companies' beneficial owners until 2023, rather than the previously indicated 2021 deadline, a senior minister has said. [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
Swimmers that participate in unaffiliated race meetings will not be banned from competing in major championships, the world governing body for the sport has said in a move that could pave the way for a new unaffiliated international swimming league. [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
The Scottish financial technology (fintech) sector has grown threefold in the last 12 months, with an increase in the number of firms established in Scotland to more than 80. [...]
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
A new ruling in a case involving US fast food giant McDonald's has highlighted the need for brand owners to use the trade marks they register or risk losing their rights in those marks, an intellectual property (IP) law expert has said. [...]
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
ANALYSIS: Changes made to trade mark laws in Ireland give businesses greater scope to protect innovative brands, but put greater onus on those businesses to proactively preserve their trade mark rights. [...]
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
The government should change the threshold to allow for energy storage projects in England to be dealt with via local planning rules, rather than through the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) planning regime, an expert has said. [...]
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
The body behind the operation of several hospitals and other health institutions in Singapore and the city state's central national IT agency for the public healthcare sector have been fined a total of SIN$1 million ($739,000) over data security failings that enabled a hacker to access the personal data of [...]
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
Public sector bodies in the UK face more intense scrutiny of their compliance with freedom of information (FOI) laws under new plans outlined by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). [...]
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
Businesses and consumers can expect to gain greater control over how their financial data is used, meaning they will be able to access innovative new services as the UK moves to a system of 'open finance', an expert has said. [...]
Mon, Jan 14, 2019
Source: Out-Law E-commerce & Internet Category: LEGAL
The UK government has issued guidance for online businesses and service providers on how to operate in the European Economic Area (EEA) should the UK leave the EU at the end of March with no withdrawal agreement. [...]
Mon, Jan 14, 2019
Source: Out-Law E-commerce & Internet Category: LEGAL