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The Exit in Brexit

The BBC has done nice graphic of the steps the UK will have to take under Article 50. Continue reading

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Time for a change? Proposed bill for changing UK Time

By Emma Peart Recently a bill named the Daylight Saving Bill has passed through the initial stages of Government voting. The bill effectively suggests the changing of time within the UK away from Greenwich Mean Time(GMT). The proposal is to … Continue reading

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UK Government and the “new deal” with credit card companies

By: Carsten Lexa In 2009 there were about 30 million credit card holders in the UK, holding about 58 million credit cards, down from 66 million credit cards in 2008. Beyond that, total household debt in the UK has reached … Continue reading

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CIBC Loses Age Discrimination Case In The UK

By: Ainsley Brown It would seem that yet another Canadian bank has received a wrap on the knuckles in the UK. The latest bank to be disciplined: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), who lost an employment age discrimination case. The … Continue reading

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UK Office Of Fair Trading Reviewing The High Cost Of Business Insolvency

By: Ainsley Brown The Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the agency charged with policing trade practices – read unfair trade practices – has launched a study into the high cost associated with business insolvency. The study will focus on the … Continue reading

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Kit Kat Goes Fair Trade In the UK

By: Ainsley Brown “Gimme a break, gimme a break, break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar,” has taken on a new meaning in the UK as Kit Kat ‘breaks off’ some cash cocoa to farmers. Nestlé, the … Continue reading

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EU Shoe Tariff: Balancing Competing Interests

By: Ainsley Brown There is nothing new with European Commission having to balance competing constituents – both market and geographic. The case remains the same with the anti-dumping duties put in place in 2006 to protect EU shoe manufacturers from cheaper Chinese and Vietnamese … Continue reading

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Today Is Judgment Day For Airbus State Aid Row

By: Ainsley Brown Is the aid given to Airbus by the governments of Germany, the UK and France in violation of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) subsidies agreement? The answer to this question is expected to be known by the … Continue reading

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Northern Rock: The Latest Chapter

By: Ainsley Brown This is an update to Shareholders Fail in Human Rights Cases Against UK Government. The Northern Rock shareholder group, lead by the Hedge Funds SRM Global and RAB Capital, last week launched their appeal of the decision … Continue reading

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German companies “go UK” – for insolvency proceedings

By: Carsten Lexa, LL.M. During the last several months, some German midsize companies have turn to the UK to undergo insolvency proceedings. They seem to be quiet happy with their decision and, more importantly, they were successful: Today, companies like … Continue reading

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