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A pound in time saves nine: payment and social value

18 Dec 2018
On 29 November 2018 the Cabinet Office published Procurement Policy Note (04/18) (PPN) regarding taking into account a supplier's approach to payment in the procurement of major projects. The PPN is interesting because it reflects a wider trend in the Government's use of procurement. Not simply to buy things, but to 'do good'…
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Good work or just a reasonable attempt?

17 Dec 2018
The Government has today (17 December 2018) published its Good Work Plan. It sets out its vision for the future of the UK labour market, and how it will implement the recommendations made in the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. The report of the Taylor Review was published in July 2017 and the Government accepted most of its recommendations in February of this year, when it launched four public consultations to seek views on how to implement the recommendations. The Government has also responded to the Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2018 to 2019. Some of the recommendations in this Strategy overlap with the Good Work Plan.
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PPF finalises 2019/20 levy: act now

17 Dec 2018
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has published its final determination and levy rules for 2019/20. It has not made any substantial changes to the draft levy proposals issued in September. Trustees and employers should act now to reduce the levy amount payable for their scheme, for example, by implementing contingent asset agreements, re-executing existing agreements or agreeing deficit reduction contributions. 
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New corporate governance principles for large private companies launched

14 Dec 2018
The UK's Financial Reporting Council has published the final version of the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies (Principles). The Principles have been developed following the Government's Green Paper in 2016 and the BEIS Select Committee report in April 2017 which considered the need for improved transparency and accountability in the corporate governance of large private companies.