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Telecoms companies installing new fibre broadband networks in England will not have to pay business rates on impacted land under new laws set to come into force later this month.
Online marketplaces, online search engines and cloud computing service providers operating in the UK can expect new guidance to be issued to help them comply with the EU's Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, the UK government has said.
The design of the UK's new universal service obligation (USO) for broadband has been specified in law.
Plans to invest in the use and development of "immersive technologies", such as virtual and augmented reality, have been set out by the UK government as part of a package of measures to support the country's creative industries.
The way in which the discount rate applied to lump sum personal injury payments is calculated will be changed in order to "better reflect evidence of actual investment habits", the UK government has confirmed.
ANALYSIS: A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal in London highlights a gap in the law on software, and should prompt a change in UK legislation.
New laws that will impact online content service providers and copyright holders are set to take effect from 1 April.
New laws that prohibit online businesses in the EU from applying practices that discriminate against consumers on the basis of their nationality, place or residence or place of establishment have entered into force.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has called for the introduction of a European-wide database to pull together all available information on financing for technology companies.
The legal threshold that people must satisfy to bring defamation claims in England and Wales is set to be clarified by the UK Supreme Court.
Corporate tax rules should be reformed so that profits are taxed where businesses have significant interaction with users through digital channels, the European Commission has proposed .
An auction for spectrum identified as suitable for providing future '5G' services was officially opened by the UK's telecoms regulator on Tuesday.
A UK tax tribunal has ruled that digital versions of daily newspapers should be subject to VAT, unlike printed editions containing the same content.
ANALYSIS: The documents issued alongside the UK chancellor of the exchequer's Spring Statement had a particular focus on the 'new' economy and showed a continuing trend to use large businesses to be HMRC's unpaid tax inspectors.
The way in which content is consumed and provided will be revolutionised by the introduction of '5G' technology, a telecoms expert has said.
Reforming the way multinational technology and digital businesses are taxed should predominantly be an international effort, the UK government has said.
The UK's telecoms regulator is investigating whether practices engaged in by two mobile network operators complied with EU 'net neutrality' laws.
ANALYSIS: Two recent cases involving breaches of working at height regulations offer a clear reminder to workers of their own duties to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others.
Manufacturers of branded medicines face new statutory controls on the cost of their drugs to the NHS in the UK from 1 April.
The UK and Saudi Arabian governments have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which commits the two countries to working together to develop technologies that will reduce carbon emissions.