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Fibre broadband business rates relief rules finalised

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 09:05
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.
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UK explains how NIS Directive will apply to digital service providers

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 11:12
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.
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Design specified for UK's universal service obligation for broadband

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 09:46
The design of the UK's new universal service obligation (USO) for broadband has been specified in law.
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UK invests in 'immersive technologies' to boost creative industries sector

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 15:35
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.
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UK government confirms changes to discount rate calculation method

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 09:44
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.
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Ruling highlights gap in the law on software

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 14:25
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Online content portability rules in effect from 1 April

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 14:08
New laws that will impact online content service providers and copyright holders are set to take effect from 1 April.
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EU 'geo-blocking' laws now in force

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 09:22
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.
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European Investment Bank pushes growth in financing for tech start-ups

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 16:03
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.
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Defamation: Supreme Court to clarify 'serious harm' test

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 15:12
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.
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EU proposes new rules to tax digital business

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 15:41
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 .
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Ofcom opens '5G' spectrum auction

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:23
An auction for spectrum identified as suitable for providing future '5G' services was officially opened by the UK's telecoms regulator on Tuesday.
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Tax tribunal rules digital newspapers should be subject to VAT

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:47
A UK tax tribunal has ruled that digital versions of daily newspapers should be subject to VAT, unlike printed editions containing the same content.
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Tax enforcement and compliance aspects of the UK Spring Statement

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:31
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.
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5G will be revolutionary for consumers and providers, says telecoms lawyer

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:08
The way in which content is consumed and provided will be revolutionised by the introduction of '5G' technology, a telecoms expert has said.
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UK clarifies position on 'revenue-based' digital tax

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:53
Reforming the way multinational technology and digital businesses are taxed should predominantly be an international effort, the UK government has said.
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Net neutrality investigations opened by Ofcom

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:17
The UK's telecoms regulator is investigating whether practices engaged in by two mobile network operators complied with EU 'net neutrality' laws.
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Employees must comply with work at height safety duties too

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 15:23
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.
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Branded medicines face new NHS cost controls

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:49
Manufacturers of branded medicines face new statutory controls on the cost of their drugs to the NHS in the UK from 1 April.
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UK and Saudi Arabia sign clean energy agreement

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:00
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.
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