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The veteran mining executive Algy Cluff wrote to the FT last week in what was seen by some as the first salvo in an attempt revise (or even repeal) the Bribery Act. The prompt for Mr Cluff to put pen-to-paper … Continue reading

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Even with the increased focus in recent days on the UK’s relationship with Europe, a quick flick through the morning papers shows that the tax avoidance agenda remains stubbornly high on the news agenda. A recent piece from the FT … Continue reading

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In a speech earlier this month, the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, called on business to do more to help prevent and monitor the use of trafficked or forced labour in their supply chains. She … Continue reading

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Today saw the launch in Brussels of the European Commission’s proposals to overhaul the EU’s data protection rules. This is an important piece of legislation, and one which is likely to have implications for many businesses—not just those in the … Continue reading

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ICC UK will today hold a high-level meeting—bringing together industry, government and other stakeholders—looking at how business can comply with the EU’s e-Privacy Directive. The session will provide an important opportunity to discuss progress in the development of ICC UK’s … Continue reading

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The news that the Government has appointed its first ever Intellectual Property Attaché in China is unlikely to hit the headlines on a day when most media outlets will be focused on developments in Brussels. But that shouldn’t shade perception … Continue reading

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Earlier this week HM Treasury published eagerly-awaited details of its proposed reform of international corporation tax. ICC UK has been campaigning for changes to the UK’s antiquated rules for taxing Controlled Foreign Companies, or CFCs, for almost a decade. Reforms … Continue reading

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The Financial Times carried news this morning that the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, is to use his address to the CBI annual conference to toast the success of the Government’s commercial diplomacy strategy. If it is true that the new … Continue reading

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Analysis of last week’s G-20 Summit has—quite understandably—focused on attempts to rescue the eurozone. But those, ourselves included, who find themselves worried by what appears to be a growing trade crisis, will have found their eyes drawn to three short … Continue reading

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The London Conference on Cyberspace starts on 1 November, with over 100 companies participating at the invitation of the ICC UK. This is an important event. As we’ve highlighted in previous posts, this conference isn’t just about cyberwarfare or  cybersecurity—although … Continue reading

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