The UK’s LIBOR safe harbour legislation: a missed opportunity?

The post below was first published on our FSR and Corporate Crime blog. The Critical Benchmarks (References and Administrators’ Liability) Bill (Bill) was introduced to the UK Parliament and the first reading took place on 8 September 2021. The Bill introduces a legal ‘safe harbour’ within the primary legislative framework for the UK’s LIBOR legislative solution, the Financial … Read more

Charging forward – Ofgem’s drive to electrify transport

The post below was first published on our Energy blog On Saturday, 4 September 2021, Ofgem (the energy regulator in Great Britain) published its plans to further support the UK’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs) in the deployment of EVs and their integration into the electricity system. Ofgem aims to get the network ready for … Read more

Building Safety Bill – Reforming the development landscape

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog. As we outlined in our previous blog on the Building Safety Bill this significant piece of legislation will effect a wholesale change to the planning and construction regime for residential developments, with a focus on increased accountability for all of those involved in the … Read more

Consultation on proposed Building Safety (Gateway 2) Levy

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog In July, we wrote about the coming into force on 1 August 2021 of Planning Gateway One, the first of three new stop/go “Gateways” within the new building safety regime. At that point we awaited details of the proposed “Gateway Two Levy”, the second … Read more

THE UK TAKES THE LEAD IN THE RACE TO REGULATE ONLINE CONTENT DESPITE CHALLENGES

The post below was first published on our Tech and Digital Regulation blog. The UK Government is one of the first individual nations to put forward its own legislative proposals to ‘regulate the internet’ with the long awaited Online Safety Bill (the “Bill”). The amount of time it has taken the Government to publish the … Read more