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Just eight weeks after former Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng unexpectedly announced the largest package of tax cuts implemented in the UK since the 1970s, the UK Government has now effectively gone into full reverse following new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement, delivered on 17 November 2022, in which he announced a £55 billion combined package of tax rises and spending cuts intended to shore up the UK’s public finances.

November 21, 2022
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Following a highly negative response from the financial markets and the IMF, amongst others, to the UK Government’s “Growth Plan 2022” (released on 23 September 2022 by the then-new Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng and summarised by us here) (the “Mini-Budget”), the replacement Chancellor Jeremy Hunt made an Emergency Statement on 17 October in which he announced, by way of a major Government “U Turn”, that almost all of the tax measures set out in the former Chancellor’s Mini-Budget would not now be implemented.

October 20, 2022
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Against a backdrop of rising inflation and increasing concern about a “cost of living crisis” in the UK, the newly appointed Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, laid out the Government’s plans for growing the UK economy in his “Growth Plan 2022”, released 23 September 2022.

September 26, 2022
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Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, unveiled an unsurprising 2021 Autumn Budget and Spending Review (the Budget), as the headline grabbing fiscal plans had already mostly been leaked to the press (including by the Chancellor himself).

October 27, 2021
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The Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) Procurement Collusion Strike Force (“PCSF”) chalked up several more prosecutions soon after we reported its first-ever international resolution — a guilty plea from Belgium-based G4S Secure Solutions NV (“G4S”) on June 25, 2021.

July 14, 2021
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In a striking rebuke, the U.K. Supreme Court found that the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) overstepped its authority when it tried to access corporate documents from the United States.

February 19, 2021
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On February 24, 2020, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (“APRA”) published a letter outlining plans to establish clearer guidance on expectations for financial institutions in assessing and managing climate risks…

March 30, 2020
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On February 20, 2020, the Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) announced a shift in their reviews of company and auditor climate change risk disclosures…

February 25, 2020
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The 50th annual World Economic Forum, hosted by the Swiss non-profit International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, was held between January 21 and 24, 2020 in Davos, Switzerland (the “Forum”)…

February 10, 2020
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On 14 November 2019, the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (“EIB”), the world’s largest multilateral bank, adopted a new Energy Lending Policy (the “Policy”), which aims to end EIB…

January 7, 2020