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DWF conducted a public survey and participated in a panel discussion on the issue at the recent Conservative Party Conference.
The European Commission's decision to fine Google €2.42 billion for breach of EU competition law is significant for Google – but also exposes failings in the Commission's processes.
The Government has launched the Small Business Grant Fund ("SBGF") and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund ("RHLGF") which shall make grant awards to eligible businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These FAQs have been designed to assist Local Authorities administering the SBGF and RHLGF programmes as well as eligible businesses receiving such funds.
This article considers the operation of Force Majeure clauses in business to consumer contracts where a business has been prevented or delayed in performing their contractual obligations as a result of Coronavirus.
We would like to bring to your attention the issue of the mandatory registration of the ultimate beneficial owner (UBO). The former statutory register date was April 13, 2020, however this deadline will most likely be extended until July 1, 2020.
As a result of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Italian Legislator adopted several measures to contain the epidemic suspending the majority of activities (exception of those considered essential, which may continue in compliance with certain specific measures to contain the epidemic). Such provisions have an impact on the execution of pending agreements, leading to the termination of the agreements for supervening impossibility to perform them. In this scenario, the Italian Legislator recently adopted two specific provisions, in order to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus measures on pending agreements.
The Prime Minister has recently announced several principles to assist the leasing sector through the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
The Treasurer has recently announced that the threshold amounts for any foreign purchaser transaction made on or after 10:30pm Sunday, 29 March 2020 will be $0.
The UK Government has stated that contracting authorities must now take measures to ensure that suppliers at risk are in a position to resume normal contract delivery once the COVID-19 outbreak is over. The Government has issued PPN 02/20 which provides guidance on how public bodies should deal with their existing contractual arrangements so as to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Parliament has shut down for a month to combat the spread of coronavirus. One of its last acts, in the final session, was to pass through the Coronavirus Bill, which received Royal Assent on Wednesday night. At the same time Royal Assent was given to the very short Contingencies Funding Act 2020, which provides the Government departments with the authority to expend resources, capital and cash via the supply process.
Whilst some of the detail remains subject to further sub-ordinate legislation we have set out below a list of the key provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (the "Act") as they relate to local authorities.
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