Significant new pensions freedoms are set to be introduced in the UK in April next year which will allow individuals to take all of their defined contribution pension savings as cash. To canvass opinion on this move, Eversheds surveyed employers, pensions providers and trustees for this report.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 17 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
This June, the FCA published proposed changes to the Client Assets module of the FCA Handbook of Rules and Guidance (CASS). Firms will need to prepare to comply with certain provisions of CASS which will be introduced on 1 December - in this briefing, Eversheds sets out 10 key points to consider.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 16 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
With mobile banking continuing to grow in popularity, a new digital era for financial institutions such as banks and building societies is in play, and regulators have been playing catch-up. Eversheds takes a look at recent developments and sets out the key points for building societies to note.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 13 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
This March, the FCA published its new guides to supervising authorised firms. These were followed by a further guide on the FCA's more intense approach to supervising firms where serious failings are uncovered. This Eversheds briefing sets out the key details of the FCA's new supervision model.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 10 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
This quick reference, one-page Eversheds briefing rounds up seven key cases for those with an interest in UK discrimination law to keep a close eye on over the coming months, covering subjects including tribunal fees, disability, caste, religion and belief and sexual orientation.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 09 October 2014 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
This Eversheds guide summarises the local implementation of the rules on cookies across 18 European Union countries, and the efforts of data protection regulators to clarify them, as well as setting out how the rules apply to those operating websites and using cookies across the EU.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 29 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement
This Eversheds guide provides a quick-reference overview of dispute resolution procedures in 32 key jurisdictions across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. It aims to provide a starting point for those involved in disputes which are cross-border or outside of their home jurisdiction.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 24 September 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
The 'no' vote in the Scottish independence referendum removes some uncertainty from Scotland's political and economic landscape, but the narrow margin of the vote and the resulting political fallout will have implications for property occupiers, developers and investors, as Eversheds reports.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 19 September 2014 | Practice Area: Central Government
The EU last week published further sanctions against Russia, following agreement between the EU and the US that additional measures were required to respond to, what the EU and US view as, Russia’s continued efforts to destabilise the Ukraine. Eversheds looks at the details.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 16 September 2014 | Practice Area: Cross Border
The use of time bar clauses in standard form engineering, procurement and construction contracts is common. But how effective a tool are such clauses for managing contractors’ claims for extensions of time and additional payment, and what challenges will there be in enforcing a time bar clause?
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 05 September 2014 | Practice Area: Construction
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