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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for corporate crime?
The offence of cheating the public revenue is a common law offence triable only on indictment. This means that, where the public revenue is the victim, the fraud will always be tried in the Crown Court, even though, had it been perpetrated privately between individuals, it might be suitable for summary trial.
Section 32(1)(a) of the Theft Act 1968 (TA 1968) preserved by the offence while abolishing the offence of cheating in general.
The Court of Appeal has determined that it is reasonably to be assumed that Parliament has deliberately left the common law offence untouched by statutory changes in this area because it recognised that it was appropriate to do so for the protection of the public (see paragraph  of its judgment in R v Dosanjh). In that case, the Court of Appeal held
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been introduced, which affect the following:•proceedings for possession•forfeiture of business leases on the grounds of non-payment of rent•a landlord's right to
Company directors are not, by virtue only of their office as director, automatically entitled under company law to remuneration for services as a director or to reimbursement of expenses incurred in rendering such services. Power to pay directors remuneration for their services will need to be
What is a third party debt order (TPDO)?Third party debt orders were previously known as 'garnishee' orders and operated under the regime provided for in CCR Ord 30 and RSC Ord 49 (now revoked). Although the rules in CPR 72 are new, many of the principles with which they are concerned are well
Background to the Single RulebookHistorically, the European Commission (Commission) favours using Directives (rather than Regulations) to set out its legislation in respect of the financial services sector. However, Directives, allowing Member States greater flexibility in how they implement
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