• Summary of Pensions News for the Week Ending 28 May 2010 (subscription)

    A round-up of the latest developments in the pensions world in the week ending 28 May 2010

    From Specialist News Analysis - May 28, 2010

  • European views on the IFRS for SMEs (subscription)

    Glynis Morris discusses responses to the European Commission’s proposals to adopt the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Enteprises.

    From Specialist News Analysis - May 28, 2010

  • Fond Farewell To HIPs (subscription)

    The government has suspended the use of Home Information Packs (HIPs) from midnight on 21 May 2010 and primary legislation to abolish HIPs entirely is anticipated later this year.  Malcolm Dowden, solicitor from the Lexis PSL Property team, speaks to Anne-Marie Forker about why he welcomes the government’s decision.

    From UK Legal News Analysis - May 28, 2010

  • Venter Patent Application Fears are Alarmist (subscription)

    Interest in Craig Venter’s production of simple synthetic life has been heightened by fears that the related patent applications could hamper the work of other scientists. However Trevor Cook of Bird & Bird tells Neasa MacErlean that those fears may have been overstated

    From UK Legal News Analysis - May 28, 2010

  • Professional monitoring – could do better (subscription)

    Glynis Morris looks at the Professional Oversight Board’s review of arrangements for UK professional accountancy bodies to monitor non-regulated services provided by their members.

    From Specialist News Analysis - May 28, 2010

  • Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Consequential Provisions) (Wales) Order 2010 (subscription)

    SI 2010/1410: Broad effect of the Fisheries Act 1981, Sch 4 maintained following the repeal of the Sea Fisheries Regulation Act 1966

    From UK SI Summaries - May 27, 2010

  • Plant Health Fees (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (subscription)

    SSI 2010/207: £13.81 fee for official soil tests for Potato Cyst Nematode

    From UK SI Summaries - May 27, 2010

  • Plant Health (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010 (subscription)

    SSI 2010/206: Land testing requirements extended to all seed potatoes

    From UK SI Summaries - May 27, 2010

  • Census (Wales) Regulations 2010 (subscription)

    SI 2010/1361: Census questionnaire set out in full

    From UK SI Summaries - May 27, 2010

  • Alternative Fund Directive: Compromises Likely (subscription)

    A proposed EC directive aimed at reducing systemic risk from hedge, equity and other alternative funds may be more market-friendly than expected. Greg Bousfield talks to Peter Skinner MEP, a UK member of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee

    From UK Legal News Analysis - May 27, 2010