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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Zero-Hours: Seeking Successful Solutions

Laura Anderson

Vince Cable announced plans this week to legislate against employers’ ability to use “exclusivity clauses” in zero-hours contracts, and to give this type of contract a statutory definition.

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State Aid Law: ECJ Ruling In Dutch Social Housing Case

Earlier this year, the European Court of Justice handed down judgments on appeals by Dutch housing corporations seeking to challenge a European Commission state aid decision on the funding of social housing and urban regeneration in the Netherlands. The ECJ overturned the decision of the General Court and held that the corporations' appeals were admissible.

The case will now be heard by the General Court in relation to the merits.

Background

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Is Pension Reform “All About the Economy, Stupid”?

Martha Quinn

“It’s the economy, stupid” is a well known slogan used by Bill Clinton in his successful 1992 presidential campaign. Can a similar thing be said about the UK pension policy?
Even when markets were at their lowest, investment by UK pension schemes represented circa 71% of GDP.  Pension scheme funds are of fundamental importance to the UK and global economy. More assets under management means more market investment fuelling economic growth.

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