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Maria Ward-Brennan is a senior reporter focused on law and professional services. She tweets @MariaW_B
One third of tech giants that pay the UK’s new digital services tax have already been subjected to checks by HMRC, says national law firm Pinsent Masons. The digital services tax was introduced at the 2020 Budget in a move to ensure tech giants pay their fair share of tax, as they would be charged [...]
Insurance companies have paid out £2.5bn in motor insurance claims in the third quarter of the year, which was a 21 per cent jump on the same period last year. Over the third quarter of 2023, UK insurers have issued the highest quarterly payout since the Association of British Insurers (ABI) began collecting this data [...]
Claudia Winkleman has announced she is stepping down from hosting her Saturday morning BBC Radio 2 show next year. After three years of presenting from 10am to 1pm, the broadcaster announced on the show on December 2 that she will present her last edition in March. She first joined Radio 2 in Spring 2008 to [...]
A City lawyer convicted for “tipping off” one of his clients about a money laundering investigation was sentenced to nine months in prison today. William Osmond, founder of commercial and property law firm Osmond & Osmond Solicitor, was convicted earlier this month. He tipped off businessman James Reeding Ramsay after the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) [...]
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was successful in an appeal against a decision it did not have power market investigate tech giant Apple.
Insurance broker Howden Group Holdings has been hit with a new lawsuit by Aon, one month after the former settled its other claim. The new claim was filed to the English High Court this week by insurance giant Aon and its subsidiaries Aon UK and Aon Brasil. The lawsuit targeted Howden along with 11 other [...]
Former Manchester United football player Cristiano Ronaldo has been hit with a class action in a court in the US over promoting unregistered securities by crypto company Binance.
British haulage businesses going insolvent has jumped over the last two years as the fallout of the UK economy has pushed business to go bust.
RBG Holdings has appointed Kevin McNair as the law firm's new chief financial officer to replace Suzanne Drakeford-Lewis who left after taking a sabbatical.
The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced in his Autumn Statement that the Government plans to consult on a new framework to encourage the establishment of captive insurance companies in the UK.
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