Government acts to prevent hostile foreign takeovers

Government acts to prevent hostile foreign takeovers The UK government is introducing a bill that aims to give it powers to investigate and intervene in potentially hostile foreign direct investment that threatens national security. Under the National Security and Investment Bill, foreign investors and businesses looking to buy British businesses in 17 key industries, such […]

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Guidance on China engagement issued to UK tech

Guidance on China engagement issued to UK tech The UK government has published new guidance to help businesses negotiate the ethical, legal and commercial questions they may encounter in China or when working with Chinese companies. The guidance sets out key issues digital and tech SMEs should consider as they weigh the benefits and risks […]

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UK government urges finance firms to make net-zero pledge

UK government urges private finance firms to make net zero pledge Finance is a central theme in the race to net zero The UK government is calling on privately owned financial institutions to commit to a net-zero carbon future. Speaking at the Green Horizon Summit in London last week, UK business secretary Alok Sharma said […]

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Gender pay gap reporting

The UK government has suspended gender pay gap reporting due to heightened uncertainty from the coronavirus crisis. The decision has been made by the government’s Equalities Office and the Equality and Human Rights Commission to alleviate pressure on employers that are struggling during the pandemic. As a result, there will be no enforcement or expectation […]

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Coming so late in the life of the current parliamentary term, the City may be forgiven for already turning attention from yesterday’s budget statement to post-election budgetary announcements for substantive financial and fiscal policy developments. However, hidden in the text of yesterday’s Budget Report is a potentially highly significant statement, which could make voting disclosure a […]

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