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Initial coin offerings: regulation and the risks

23 Nov 2017
On 12 September 2017, FCA published a consumer warning on initial coin offerings (ICOs), stating that they are 'very high-risk, speculative investments', and that 'there is a good chance of losing your whole stake' as a purchaser.
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Caveats: the early warning system in Scotland

23 Nov 2017
Caveats, which are peculiar to Scotland, are a simple and cost effective way in which we can protect clients from being served with a court order without warning. Caveats can be lodged at the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts on behalf of individuals, companies, firms and partnerships.

Budget reveals good news for Northern Powerhouse

22 Nov 2017
Good news for the North East in the Budget. The North of Tyne Devolution deal has been confirmed which will bring extra funding and powers from Westminster to the North East region. In transport, £337 million will be allocated to fund a new fleet of Metrocars for the Tyne and Wear Metro – an investment that was desperately needed and will help close the gap in transport funding between the North East and other parts of the country.

Hammond's first Autumn Budget aims to strengthen UK business

22 Nov 2017
The Autumn Budget revealed an economy with low levels of growth and productivity that continue to disappoint despite historically low unemployment rates. However the Chancellor stuck to an upbeat tone as he announced funding and measures that aim to bolster UK business and provide opportunities for the future – outside of the European Union.