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Life after Brexit: the challenges and opportunities facing the UK’s Life Sciences sector

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“The life sciences industry represents one of the dominant economic sectors in the UK.
It brings significant jobs and growth to virtually every region. To retain the UK’s competitive edge in this sector, there is a requirement for sustained effort over a longer period of time”.
Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford and Chairman, Office for the Strategic Coordination of Health Research.

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The fascinating truth about the rise of the CVA and what this means for the high street’s struggles

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As retail and restaurant brands struggle to adapt to an increasingly uncertain economic environment, Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) have become more common, and more prominent in the news. But what does this even mean for retailers and landlords? Are they a vital lifeline, or are they just adding pressure to a sector that is already showing concerning signs?

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Private Schools facilitate illicit transactions?

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As part of stepping up the enforcement of anti-money laundering legislation the Agency has notified private schools that they should file more Suspicious Activity Reports (“SAR”), flagging suspicions over the payment of fees.

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Is physics sexist?

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Is Physics sexist?

Gender diversity is a systemic problem and needs solutions which address the problems at its root. Otherwise, debates will become cyclical – as we can see from claims that responses to female inequality are discriminating towards men.

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Universities surviving on short-term loans?

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Matt Robb, from EY Parthenon, was recently reported as saying that three or four UK universities are close to insolvency and currently surviving on ‘bridging loans.’ But, the number facing severe financial instability could be much higher.

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EU Settlement Scheme pilot for staff working in the social care sector and higher education

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EU citizens working in social care, health and the education sectors are being given the opportunity to confirm their lawful status in the UK ahead of Brexit which is less than four months away.

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Our top tips for Care Operators embarking on a property development project

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Here we give our top tips for Care Operators embarking on a property development project

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Getting a drone for christmas? Make sure a criminal record doesn’t come with it!

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Drones (of the airborne variety) are likely to be very high up on Christmas lists this year, and many of them are likely to find their way into the hands of people who have never operated one before.

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The “Ryanair 6” and the damage social media can cause your brand

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The danger of social media should not be underestimated. This was recently highlighted by “the Ryanair 6” over the course of the last 4 weeks whereby despite Ryanair finding that the 6 had staged a picture of them being subjected to appalling working conditions and dismissing the 6 for gross misconduct; the damage was already done.

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Negative reviews online can cause serious damage to your reputation as a business – but how do you stop it spreading like wildfire?

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Business reputation

With our world becoming evermore immersed in a digital platform, businesses are forced to adopt an online presence in order to compete. With the increase in choice for consumers, companies must do more to market themselves to ensure their service offering stands out from the crowd. However, in some circumstances, businesses can promise too much, leading to consumers feeling misled.

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S&T (UK) Limited v Grove Developments Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 2448 – Court of Appeal upholds Coulson J’s first instance decision – “Smash and grabs” – but there’s still life in the old dog yet

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The Court of Appeal has today handed down its decision on the appeal by Grove Developments Limited against the first instance decision by Coulson J, in which he decided that a party who had failed to issue an effective payment or pay less notice against a contractor’s application for interim payment could refer a dispute as to the true value of the Contractor’s works to adjudication.

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Brexit immigration policy: Will it exacerbate the care sector workforce crisis?

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The Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) latest report makes a number of alarming recommendations for EU migration after Brexit, and if adopted by the Government will exacerbate the care sector workforce crisis.

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