Employment

How would your company treat Lili Elbe (the Danish Girl)? - Protection and support for transgender staff

With the Danish Girl receiving plaudits, Caitlyn Jenner (American television personality and retired Olympian) attracting significant media attention, the public transition of Kellie Maloney (the boxing promoter) hitting the headlines and a top private school announcing that it is changing its traditional uniform to allow transgender pupils to be themselves, the public focus on the issues faced by transgender people has gradually increased

Gambling

FOBT revenues set to fall in wake of “£50 Journey” implementation

Last week the Department for Culture, Media & Sport published a report setting out the impacts of last year’s changes to Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBT) regulation. The report shows that the new regulations have dramatically reduced the amount of stakes being placed over £50 on FOBTs.

telecommunications

UK competition authority clears acquisition of EE

On 15 January 2016 the UK competition authority, the Competition and Markets Authority published its final decision clearing the acquisition of UK mobile network operator, EE, by UK telecommunications operator BT.  The CMA’s decision confirmed that the merger is not expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition on any market in the UK and the acquisition was cleared without any conditions, meaning that the parties are now able to complete the transaction and start integrating their businesses.

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