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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Government launches review of planned changes to off-payroll worker tax rules (IR35)

The Treasury have launched a review of the planned changes to off-payroll working. By way of reminder, the planned changes are designed to tackle non-compliance with IR35 by making medium and large-sized organisations outside of the public sector responsible for determining the tax status of contractors who provide their services through their own personal service company. 

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Scotland's Forests - 100 Years On

Background

In December 2019 we celebrated 100 years of publicly-owned forestry in Scotland.

Following the timber shortages experienced across the UK during World War One, the Forestry Commission was formed in September 1919 with the purpose of ensuring, through the public ownership of forestry, that Scotland would never again experience the timber shortage crisis of the war.

The formation of the Forestry Commission was followed soon after with the planting of the first tree of Scotland’s first publicly-owned forest by Simon Joseph Fraser, the 14th Lord

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Schrems II. Brexit and Standard Contractual Clauses

In the case of Schrems II, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued an opinion which upholds the validity of the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses for the transfer of personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

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