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Pensions and Corporate Transactions

Transaction targets with no defined benefit scheme? Can corporate lawyers stop worrying about pensions? Unfortunately, not. Some corporate lawyers are tempted to let out a sigh of relief when told that the target company on an acquisition does not operate a defined benefit pension scheme. The assumption is that all the risk and complexity surrounding […]

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UK Autumn Budget 2021 – News for HR

On 27 October 2021 the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the Autumn 2021 Budget. In terms of changes likely to impact on the taxation of employment income, the budget was very light. Increase to dividend taxation rate The most significant changes to employment taxation from April 2022 – the increase of 1.25% in the rates […]

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UK Budget 2021: Furlough Scheme extended until September 2021

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The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced as part of the Budget 2021 an extension of the furlough scheme until the end of September 2021. “Our Covid support schemes have been a lifeline to millions, protecting jobs and incomes across the UK. There’s now light at the end of the tunnel with a roadmap for reopening, […]

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COVID-19: Self Isolation and the Workplace

The government has issued new regulations (Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020) containing obligations for workers who are required to self-isolate. These impose a duty on an employer not to permit employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 or live with a person that has tested positive to attend any workplace other than […]

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EU-US Privacy Shield rejected

In March 2016, the EU Commission issued a draft decision stating that the Privacy Shield agreement negotiated between US officials and the EU Commission in January 2016, as a replacement for the former Safe Harbor agreement, offered adequate protection for EU citizens’ personal data transferred to and processed in the US. […]

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