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Following a consultation last year, the Government has now confirmed that it will be not going ahead with its proposal for locally set licensing fees. Neither will it be introducing a single payment date for annual fees. 


Welcome to the February 2015 edition of Competition Matters, a briefing which provides a quick overview of the latest developments in UK and EU competition law and policy. 

You can also follow us on Twitter @FootAnsteyCT to keep up to date with the latest news in competition and wider commercial sectors.


Welcome to our February 2015 Employment E-Bulletin.

In addition to the two newsflashes we have already sent out this month on Shared Parental Leave and the Woolworths Case, we will look at the followings cases:


The FOS will bend over backwards to find a way to allow a complaint to be brought outside the usual time limits.

Tags: CommercialFinancial Services2015

Welcome to the February edition of our IP and Rights Management E-bulletin. In this edition we discuss the importance of trade marks to your business, the recent ECJ ruling regarding the geographic location of infringement proceedings, contractual limitations and restrictions in website terms and conditions to protect your website and the recent ruling on who owns the copyright in a brand's logo.

Tags: CommercialIntellectual Property2015

If there is one piece of law that every reporter knows, it's S.39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.

Tags: Sam HancockHMedia2015

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced yesterday that a proposed merger between two hospital trusts in Surrey will be subject to an in-depth ("Phase 2") investigation under UK competition rules. 


Tight margins, unpredictable prices and government initiatives have long driven farmers to consider how they can diversify their operations to secure alternative sources of income. Farmers now have a new opportunity to secure additional sources of income and improve their capital assets through changes to the planning system allowing them to convert barns and other agricultural buildings to residential use. Until recently, these have required full planning permission, which due to their open countryside location, was difficult, if not impossible to achieve.


As you will no doubt already be aware, the new system of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) came into force on 1 December 2014 and we are now rapidly approaching the point at which the new rules will truly start to impact on both employers and new parents.

Tags: Employment and Pensions

As all who work in or with the construction industry will be aware, the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (the "2007 Regulations") are a key piece of health and safety legislation affecting construction and engineering projects and property development.

Tags: Construction Engineering2015

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