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Last Build Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:39:41 Z

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Employment rights could be extended in Singapore

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:12:00 Z

Employment rights stipulated in law in Singapore could be extended to all employees in the city state under potential reforms being consulted on by the government.

Takeover at Dundalk FC a sign of new investment strategy in football, says expert

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:50:00 Z

The recent change of ownership at Irish football league club Dundalk FC could mark the start of a new investment strategy in European football, an expert has said.

ONS: large proportion of UK gender pay gap cannot be explained by age or occupation

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:22:00 Z

Almost two-thirds of the UK's gender pay gap cannot be explained by reference to male and female workers' age, working patterns or occupation, official statisticians have said.

Universities urged to monitor developments in blockchain in other sectors

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:40:00 Z

ANALYSIS: Universities should monitor innovations in the way blockchain technology is applied in other sectors to learn lessons about how they might use the technology themselves.

Spread betting firms urged to get involved in EU call for evidence on intervention

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:30:00 Z

EU regulators have set out proposals to restrict or prohibit the marketing or sale of certain contracts for difference (CFD) financial products to non-sophisticated investors.

Public bodies in Northern Ireland could face more challenges under changes to grounds for judicial review, says expert

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:26:00 Z

ANALYSIS: The removal of the reference to 'promptness' from the judicial review rules in Northern Ireland may seem subtle, but the change will have a real impact on decision-making in boardrooms across the region.

Ofcom pushes ahead with spectrum auction plans despite ongoing legal challenge

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:52:00 Z

The UK's telecoms regulator will press ahead with preparations for auctioning spectrum to support '4G' and future '5G' services despite an ongoing legal challenge, it has announced.

Supplier chosen to help with 'open banking' ID verifications

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:47:00 Z

A business that provides identity-proofing services has been chosen to help protect against fraudsters gaining access to customer data under the new 'open banking' regime.

Cypriot bank entitled to notify bank of freezing order pending appeal, appeal court confirms

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:35:00 Z

A worldwide freezing order, obtained by a Cypriot bank in Cyprus, was fully enforceable immediately upon registration in England and Wales, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.

VAT recovery options for UK defined benefit pension schemes

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:38:00 Z

ANALYSIS: Defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK now have a number of options for VAT recovery available to them following the publication of long-awaited guidance by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).