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Legaleze news 2012 August to September

27/09/2012
Blue Line taxis loses licensing appeal
Subject: Passenger transport/taxis and private hire (England and Wales)

26/09/2012
Cabinet Office co-publishes ‘Business Continuity for Dummies’
Subject: Government SME policy

26/09/2012
Ad for stairlift free home trial banned
Subject: Selling and marketing

25/09/2012
Pub employee wins appeal on continuous employment
Subject: Employment/unfair dismissal

25/09/2012
ICANN consults on future strategy for new generic top level domains
Subject: Intellectual property/internet domain names

24/09/2012
Unlicensed Salford landlord fined GBP 10K
Subject: Landlords/residential property

24/09/2012
FSB report on importance of SMEs to UK employment
Subject: Government SME policy

24/09/2012
Cable announces a government funded bank to help SMEs
Subject: Finance and funding

24/09/2012
DSA publishes new competency frameworks for lorry, bus and coach drivers
Subject: Passenger transport/Public service vehicles. Goods transport/Road haulage

22/09/2012
Tobacco price display regulations come into force in NI
Subject: Tobacco sales (Northern Ireland)

21/09/2012
Red Tape Challenge submissions invited for business-to-business services
Subject: Law, lawmakers and lawyers

21/09/2012
ABI issues notice on ECJ gender ruling
Subject: Insurance

20/09/2012
Companies House reminder on Sunday accounts deadline
Subject: Business organisations/Private and public companies

20/09/2012
Government consultation on EU late payment Directive
Subject: Finance and funding. Marketing and selling

19/09/2012
First pubco found in breach of code at inaugural PICA-Service hearing
Subject: Public houses

19/09/2012
Agreeing with HMRC on gains tax valuations - form CG34 revised
Subject: Tax/Capital gains valuations

19/09/2012
BrewDog wins licence application case against Leeds City Council
Subject: Alcohol sales/licensing

19/09/2012
National Minimum Wage changes
Subject: Employment/National minimum wage

19/09/2012
ASA latest adjudications including Ryanair
Subject: Selling and marketing

18/09/2012
OFT launches new price compliance tool for online businesses
Subject: Selling and marketing/distance selling and e-commerce price indication

17/09/2012
Landlord registration and tenant deposit schemes to apply in NI
Subject: Business premises (Northern Ireland)

17/09/2012
Planning controls on flag display relaxed
Subject: Business premises/planning control (England)

17/09/2012
Power suppliers defend electrical fire negligence actions
Subject: Negligence/electricity suppliers (England and Wales)

17/09/2012
Sending cheques to HMRC by 1st class one day before due date
Subject: Tax/PAYE late payment

14/09/2012
Government responds on employee dismissal reform
Subject: Employment/dismissal

13/09/2012
DoT publishes guidance on recovery of private land parking charges
Subject: Manned guarding/car parking enforcement (England and Wales)

13/09/2012
OFT publishes new guidance on property sales
Subject: Estate Agents/property selling (England, Scotland, Wales

13/09/2012
Property selling laws to be amended
Subject: Estate Agents/property selling websites

13/09/2012
Stretch limo adapted for 9 not zero-rated
Subject: VAT. Passenger transport/PSV vehicles

12/09/2012
Local TV licences announced
Subject: Radio and television broadcasting

12/09/2012
Scottish legislative programme announced
Subject: Law, Lawmakers and Lawyers

12/09/2012
Consumer may sue trader in home courts (EU)
Subject: Selling and marketing/Consumer sales

12/09/2012
Private customer wins appeal in claim against HSBC
Subject: Negligence. Law, lawmakers and lawyers

12/09/2012
ASA finds against NatWest email marketing
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

11/09/2012
‘Easily digestible’ claim for wine ruled unlawful
Subject: Food and drink selling/health claims

11/09/2012
Employer Ownership Pilot winners awarded £67 million
Subject: Finance and funding

10/09/2012
Smoke control: updated list of exempted fireplaces
Subject: Stoves/smoke control areas

10/09/2012
Amendments to the Money Laundering Regulations 2007
Subject: Money laundering regulation

10/09/2012
Health and safety regulations to be relaxed
Subject: Health and safety

07/09/2012
Tooth whitener limit increased
Subject: Cosmetic products

07/09/2012
European Electronic Toll Service faces delays
Subject: Road haulage

06/09/2012
Scottish independent schools’ charitable status to be reviewed
Subject: Charities. Education: independendent schools (Scotland)

06/09/2012
Company accounting rules to be relaxed
Subject: Business organisations/Limited companies

06/09/2012
Fairhold Homes accepts OFT demands on transfer fees
Subject: Selling and marketing/Sales to consumers/unfair terms

05/09/2012
HSE spotlights working at height in North-East
Subject: Health and safety at work

05/09/2012
Building firm loses appeal against CIS de-registration
Subject: Taxation. Building and construction work.

5/09/2012
ASDA tv ad misleading
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

04/09/2012
Kent glazing firm fined for gas safety breach
Subject: Health and safety at work

04/09/2012
Minister names employer for flouting the National Minimum Wage
Subject: Employment/National minimum wage

03/09/2012
Suspension notice on metal recycler quashed by High Court
Subject: Environment and waste control

03/09/2012
Mini cab driver not employed
Subject: Employment/self-employment

03/09/2012
Government consults on payment surcharges
Subject: Selling and marketing/payment surcharges above cost

30/08/2012
Big Society update
Subject: Social enterprises. Charities.

30/08/2012
Fine & Country win trade mark and passing off case
Subject: Intellectual property/passing off

29/08/2012
Sky movie ad banned
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising regulation

29/08/2012
Government to act on Holt apprenticeships report
Subject: Employment/Apprenticeships

28/08/2012
HMRC updates
Subject: Taxation. VAT.

27/08/2012
EU Commission publishes guidance on application of competition rules in car sector
Subject: Competition law/EU

26/08/2012
Ban on charges on tenants
Subject: Landlords. Letting agents.

24/08/2012
Invoice finance lenders’ “abuses”
Subject: Finance and funding

23/08/2012
OFT advises landowners on collaboration to speed up rural broadband roll out
Subject: Competition law

23/08/2012
Energy Entrepreneurs Fund Scheme launched
Subject: Finance and funding. Government SME policy

23/08/2012
Empty property rate scheme upheld
Subject: Business premises/Business rates (England and Wales)

23/08/2012
Cadbury negligent in fire case
Subject: Selling and marketing/the basics

22/08/2012
RBS not liable for Scottish interest-swap deal
Subject: Finance and funding

22/08/20112
FSA proposes ban on UCIS promotion
Subject: Finance and funding

22/08/2012
Vauxhall Ampera ad banned
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

20/08/2012
New proposals on consumer rights across Europe
Subject: Selling and marketing/Sales to consumers

20/08/2012
Export Control (Syria and Burma Sanctions)
Subject: Marketing and selling/International trade/Sanctions

20/08/2012
MHRA warning on Echinacea herbal products for children under 12
Subject: Medicinal products

20/08/2012
Fine for carrying dangerous goods on aircraft
Subject: Goods transport

19/08/2012
Scottish government consults on no-fault compensation scheme
Subject: Healthcare professionals/Personal injury liability (Scotland)

19/08/2012
New rules for street fundraisers come into effect
Subject: Charities (England and Wales, Scotland)

17/08/2012
Free alcohol not licensable
Subject: Alcohol sale

17/08/2012
IPO publishes response document on design legislation consultation
Subject: Intellectual property

17/08/2012
Live Music Act 2012 to come into effect on 1 October 2012
Subject: Entertainments licence (England and Wales)

17/08/2012
HSE advise on cattle hazards and walkers
Subject: Farming (England; Wales)

17/08/2012
FSA warns about Crowdfunding
Subject: Finance and funding

17/08/2012
Prosecution of pub landlord invalid
Subject: Regulated Businesses: Public houses; Legal services (England and Wales)

17/08/2012
OFT closes investigation into online defamation threats
Subject: Selling and marketing/advertising to consumers

14/08/2012
Law Commission consults on wildlife law reform
Subject: Farming.  Gamekeepers

14/08/2012
Activity company not liable for welly throwing injury
Subject: Health and safety at work. Regulated businesses: Adventure activities

09/08/2012
Forum of Private Business warning to fully update HMRC
Subject: Taxation

07/08/2012
Welsh building site H&S fines
Subject: Health and safety at work (England and Wales)

07/08/2012
Are golf green fees subject to VAT?
Subject: Value added tax

03/08/2012
Proposals to exempt self-employed from health and safety law
Subject: Health and safety at work those whose work activities pose no potential risk of harm to others

02/08/2012
Bar owner prosecuted for failing to register CCTV equipment
Subject: Data protection/CCTV equipment

02/08/2012
Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display of Prices) (Wales) Regulations 2012
SI 2012/1911
Subject: Regulated products

02/08/2012
Barclays denied delay in litigation
Subject: Finance and funding

02/08/2012
Government and industry accord on late payment
Subject: Government SME policy

01/08/2012
OTS report on complexities of unapproved share schemes identified
Subject: Taxation/Employment/Employee share schemes

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