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27 March 2020 Chancellor announces levy on companies subject to anti-money laundering regulations

The Chancellor’s latest Budget Report outlined that the Government will introduce a £100 million Economic Crime Levy, otherwise known as the AML Levy no earlier than April 2022 to fund action to tackle money laundering and ensure delivery of reforms in the Government’s Economic Crime Plan.

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28 November 2019 Supreme Court extends whistle-blower protection

The decision of the Supreme Court extends the scope of whistle-blower protection and is a wider approach than that taken in direct discrimination claims.

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22 November 2019 Capability – the cost of getting it wrong

An 89 year old former patient pathway co-ordinator has been awarded £200,000 by an Employment Tribunal for unfair dismissal and age and disability discrimination following her dismissal on capability grounds.

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5 August 2019 Marriott International: a look behind the ICO’s £99m fine and what this means for corporate acquisitions

Last month, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced notice of its intention to fine (NOI) Marriott International, Inc. £99m for infringements of the GDPR.

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30 May 2019 Treasury Committee Report on Economic Crime - Government Response

The House of Commons Treasury Committee ('Committee') published the Government’s response to its report on economic crime on 7 May 2019.

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6 March 2019 Artificial intelligence in legal and contracting

With its claims to disrupt and transform many areas of our lives, AI is now part of our day to day vocabulary.

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26 October 2018 Government launch consultation on Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

Following the first gender pay gap reporting deadline earlier this year, the government have now launched a consultation looking at how organisations should disclose their ethnicity pay gap.

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18 October 2018 Anti - Slavery Day

Research published this summer by the Home Office estimates that modern slavery costs the UK as much as £4.3 billion every year. Every instance of these crimes costs approximately £330,000 in support, lost earnings and law enforcement, second only to homicide.

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15 June 2018 Financial Conduct Authority launch regulatory investigation into TSB

The FCA, the UK’s banking regulator, has launched an investigation into the latest banking crisis to affect members of the public, namely TSB customers.

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5 July 2017 Can witness statements be made public prior to trial?

In Jeffrey Ross Blue v Michael James Wallace Ashley & Times Newspapers LTD [2017] the Court considered whether witness statements prepared for trial and included in an interim hearing bundle could be made available to the public in advance.

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