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News, Articles & Events: November 2020

The National Infrastructure Strategy, subtitled ‘Fairer, faster, greener’, was published on 25 November 2020 after being delayed since Spring this year due to various reasons such as Brexit and COVID-19. It sets out the Government’s plans to transform the UK’s infrastructure networks in order to aid economic recovery, strengthen the Union and achieve net zero […]

Using Survey Monkey, Mailchimp or other cloud services in your business? The data transfers that you make may well be compromising your GDPR compliance The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the powers this legislation provides to the US intelligence service and the FBI, is a problematic issue in the world of data […]

The UK and the EU are presently in the ‘transition period’ of their separation, which ends at 11pm on the 31 December 2020 (Exit Day). It is yet to be seen what relationship the UK will have with the EU, but the position regarding intellectual property rights post-Brexit has been largely determined.   Business as […]

Start planning early to mitigate cost implications Over the coming years the implications of the expiry of PFI contracts will become an area of increasing focus.  A number of early PFI projects have already expired and as this decade advances, there will be in a surge in the number of schemes being handed back to […]

Last updated, 13:00, 26 April 2022 The UK’s wide new powers to capture both UK and foreign investors planning to acquire interests in businesses, land and assets connected to the UK under the National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the “NSI Act”) came into force on 4 January 2022. The NSI Act creates a standalone […]

Bridging the online and offline retail worlds, click and collect is one of the retail industry’s most successful models. The practice of placing an order online for in-store collection has become a familiar part of many shopper journeys. GlobalData estimates that the UK click and collect market will account for 13.9% of online sales by […]

A recent Court of Protection case (A county council v LW and another) [2020] involved a 60 year old woman detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 in an emaciated condition and with extremely poor personal hygiene. The facility at which she was detained was not equipped for her needs and the Court needed to […]

Join the Freeths Sheffield Employment Team; Tom Draper and Lee Williams, for their next HR Matters webinar via Zoom, where they will be discussing whistleblowing in the workplace. The webinar will cover: A run through of the who, what, how and when of whistleblowing The rise of COVID health and safety whistleblowing complaints Workplace protection […]

Last updated 4pm, 12 January 2021 In this article, we focus on two developments that will be significant for businesses who transfer personal data from the UK or the EEA. A Bit of Background Under GDPR, it is unlawful to transfer personal data from the EEA to a third country, unless you have appropriate measures […]

Last Updated, 24 March, 16:45 The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now in place until 30 September 2021 (CJRS Extension) and will enable employers to claim 80% of employees’ wages up to £2,500. Employers will still need to pay employers’ National Insurance and pension contributions. Both full and flexible furlough options are available and the […]

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