Latest Legal and Regulatory news update - 22nd May

Latest Legal and Regulatory news update - 22nd May

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Risk & Compliance

Commercial

Corporate

Information Law & TMT

Employment

Brexit

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Risk & Compliance

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A key part of the government’s plan to get the UK’s workforce safely back to work is the newly published ‘Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)’ guidance. Simon Belfield, director at DWF, and Nick Barker, senior associate at DWF, comment that the safety of the nation’s workforce will be enforced through ‘spot checks’ of workplaces and look at what this might entail and how businesses can prepare for them. See News Analysis: The role of ‘spot checks’ in ensuring workplace safety. See also Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—safe working in an office environment and Precedent: Coronavirus (COVID-19) workplace risk assessment and plan—offices.

HMRC has published new guidance for businesses that are due to renew money laundering supervision with HMRC. Businesses can either take a payment deferral for 6 months from the date it is due or deregister if the business stops trading due to coronavirus. See: LNB News 19/05/2020 76.


Risk & Compliance forecast

Our new Risk & Compliance forecast (as at 19 May 2020) is now live. This month, we report on issues including data protection and AML and CTF. You can rest assured we're tracking forthcoming regulatory changes so you can plan ahead. See: Risk & Compliance forecast as at 19 May 2020.


AML & CTF

The European Commission has sent letters urging eight Member States and the UK to fully transpose the Fifth Money Laundering Directive 2018/843 (MLD5), the deadline for which was 10 January 2020. As part of the Commission’s six-point plan to improve the EU’s fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, MLD5 must be implemented. If the Commission does not receive a ‘satisfactory response’ from Member States in four months,

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Allison is a former partner of Shoosmiths, with extensive experience of legal management and practice compliance.