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Corporate governance reporting and the impact on large private companies

23 Jul 2018
Corporate governance continues to be a rapidly evolving area. Recently the spotlight has shifted to focus on the need for improved transparency and accountability in the corporate governance of large private companies in the wake of a number of high profile corporate failings. The Government launched a number of initiatives in this area. The latest raft of proposed changes are considered below and will have an impact on large private companies.

To sleep, perchance to dream – but not to be paid the national minimum wage

19 Jul 2018
In Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake, the Court of Appeal has ruled that workers who work overnight sleep-in shifts in the care sector are not entitled to be paid the national minimum wage for the entirety of their sleep-in shifts. Rather, they are only entitled to be paid the national minimum wage for hours where they are required to be awake in order to perform a specific activity.

Fund marketing and distribution: ducking the issue?

17 Jul 2018
It's been a few years since the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the times when barely any regulatory update would not mention distribution of investment funds. Has the industry got to grips with the requirements? How have those who establish and market funds from the UK adapted to the rules? How are they dealing with the differing demands of the AIFMD and FSMA?

Electric vehicles: the direction of travel

16 Jul 2018
Three documents were published this week which all refer to electric vehicles (EV). Read together they start to provide us with the bigger picture for the development of the necessary infrastructure and the anticipated uptake of the new technology.