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04/26/2013 in Real Estate & Development By Linda Convery
In an article for Inside Housing, Linda Convery discusses the forthcoming changes to care and support legislation will make rules more clear for local authorities.
Part of the forthcoming changes is the Government’s Care and Support Bill, which will introduce provisions which will mean that when a service user moves from one local authority to another, the receiving authority must carry out a care assessment.
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04/25/2013 in Advertising & Marketing By Geraint Lloyd-Taylor
As US retailer American Apparel fell foul of the Advertising Standards Authority for the third time this year after using overtly sexual imagery earlier this month, Geraint Lloyd-Taylor warns that whilst some brands may see benefit from seeing their campaigns banned, there are serious consequences.
In the Marketing Week article, Geraint goes on to suggest that there is a fine line between being seen as 'edgy and controversial' and 'being accused of sexualising children and young people'.
04/23/2013 in Financial Services By Owen Watkins
Comments made by Owen Watkins concerning bank withdrawal from the ISDAFIX Panel, which sets the benchmark for the $379 trillion swaps market, have been published in numerous online publications.
These exits have been attributed to the regulators' probe of the market, after suspected manipulation of the rate. HSBC and the Mizuho Financial Group stopped contributing to the ISDAFix dollar rate between November and January, and haven't been replaced.
04/22/2013 in Sport By Alexander Milner-Smith, Richard Berry
Alexander Milner-Smith and Richard Berry discuss the legality of belly putters in golf in light of Adam Scott’s victory in the Masters last weekend.
The two ruling bodies of golf, the US Golf Association (USGA) in the USA and the Royal and Ancient (R&A) everywhere else, had already announced prior to last week’s tournament that they propose to ban players anchoring putters to their bodies from the beginning of 2016.
04/17/2013 in Tax By Sara Cohen
In an article for Taxation magazine, Sara Cohen discusses the Office of Tax Simplification's proposals for unapproved share schemes.