Capital controls in the UK?

Since the US Dollar departed from the gold standard in 1971 much of the world has abandoned or substantially relaxed capital and exchange controls. International trade and investment has grown dramatically since that time and it is acknowledged that open markets stimulate trade. The UK has been since the 1980s at the forefront of countries … Read more

The UK general election 2019 – what lies ahead for employment law?

The post below was first published on our Employment blog. Employment rights have been a key political battleground during both the Brexit process and the current general election campaign and, unsurprisingly, the approaches of the two main political parties are very different. On Brexit, the Conservatives seek to reserve the right to deviate from EU … Read more

What does the election mean for pensions?

The post below was first published on our Pensions blog The outcome of the 2019 General Election has the potential to radically impact the nature of the UK’s relationship with the EU and our other trading partners, the shape of the UK economy and the composition of the United Kingdom. At a macro level all … Read more

General Election 2019 – potential impact on real estate

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog In our blog post of 4 October 2019 we looked at potential land use and planning policies announced at the Labour and Liberal Democrat Party conferences this autumn and how they could affect developers. Since then, the Election has been set for 12 December … Read more

Incidental powers allow public body to publish its findings in the public interest

The post below was first published on our Public Law blog In Vote Leave Ltd v The Electoral Commission [2019] EWCA Civ 1938 the Court of Appeal found that it was within the Electoral Commission’s incidental powers to publish a report setting out its investigation and findings in relation to payments made by Vote Leave Ltd (“Vote Leave”) … Read more

Labour General Election manifesto – tax policies

The Labour general election manifesto was launched yesterday. A number of significant tax proposals were outlined and these are set out below (note, many of the policies are lacking in further detail at this stage): Read more

Webinar Available: Policy Matters General Election series – Labour’s corporate governance and directors’ remuneration plans

In the second webinar in our Policy Matters General Election series earlier today, we discussed Labour’s corporate governance and directors’ remuneration agenda, including proposals to: “amend the Companies Act, requiring companies to prioritise long-term growth while strengthening protections for stakeholders, including smaller suppliers and pension funds” “require one-third of boards to be reserved for elected … Read more