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FCA reviews approach to enforcement and penalties

Published on 28 March 2018. By Ashley Daniells, Associate and Sarah Dowding, Senior Associate

The FCA has announced plans in its recent consultation paper on enforcement to review how it applies penalties which have gone from record highs to record lows over the past 5 years.

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Hicks: Discover the limits

Published on 28 March 2018. By Constantine Christofi, Associate

In J Hicks v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 22, the First-tier Tribunal (FTT), in allowing the taxpayer's appeal, has held that discovery assessments issued by HMRC were invalid as the condition contained in section 29(5), TMA 1970, was not satisfied.

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Vicarious liability of data controllers: The Morrisons data breach case

Published on 28 March 2018. By Nicola Cain, Partner

Following the conviction of Andrew Skelton, a former Morrisons employee, after he published Morrisons’ employees’ personal details on a file sharing website, a group of over 5,500 employees of Morrisons took action against the supermarket to recover compensation for breach of a statutory duty under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’), as well as for breach of confidence and misuse of private information.

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Takeaways from Retail Week Summit 2018

26 March 2018

Find out some of our key takeaways from the Retail Week Summit 2018

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VAT update March 2018

26 March 2018

In this month’s update we report on HMRC’s informal VAT grouping consultation; HMRC’s update on its project to digitise the VAT Retail Export Scheme and HMRC’s new guidance for Fast Parcel Operators.

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Can the WTO assist British trade post-Brexit?

Published on 26 March 2018. By Max Rossiter, Trainee Solicitor

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been in the press recently perhaps more than it would like, with concerns being raised about whether its rules would be sufficient to maintain British trade in the event of a "hard Brexit". But what is the WTO, and how does it deal with disputes?

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Health and safety update March 2018

26 March 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our health and safety update where we look at the health and safety stories that have recently hit the headlines as well as the latest fines and sentences that have been handed down.

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Published on 23 March 2018. By Nigel Collins, Partner, Head of Japan Desk

この原稿を書きながら窓の外を眺め、英国にもようやく春が来たのではないかと期待している。今年はずいぶん待たされた。これほど長く厳しい冬に耐えた後には、きっと暑くて長い夏が来ると思いたい。

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Using data to bring innovative products to the market … and keep them there

Published on 22 March 2018. By Peter Rudd-Clarke, Legal Director

There are now more and more opportunities to collect and use health data to innovate, improve efficiency and improve care. The same data could prove very useful in responding to the threat of litigation too

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Taylor Wimpey – Upper Tribunal clarifies the application of the 'builder's block' scheme

Published on 20 March 2018. By Michelle Sloane, Senior Associate

In Taylor Wimpey Plc v HMRC [2018] UKUT 55, the Upper Tribunal (UT) has allowed in part the taxpayer's appeal in relation to its claim to recover input VAT incurred on the provision of certain white goods, kitchen appliances and carpets installed in newly built houses.

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