Competition Act 1998

Competition Act 1998

The UK Competition Act 1998 regulates competition and the abuse of a dominant position in the market. The Competition Act 1998 creates a regulatory framework that is tough on those that seek to restrain competition whilst allowing those who compete fairly the opportunity to thrive. The law outlaws two forms of anti-competitive behaviour: anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominant […]

Bribery Act 2010

Bribery Act 2010

The United Kingdom’s Bribery Act 2010 (text) creates a new offence under section 7 which can be committed by commercial organisations which fail to prevent persons associated with them from bribing another person on their behalf. An organisation that can prove it has adequate procedures in place to prevent persons associated with it from bribing will have a […]

Defamation Act 2013

Defamation Act 2013

The UK Defamation Act 2013 amends the law of defamation. The proposals impact upon media publishers. Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 25 April. The Defamation Act 2013 (text) is primarily concerned with the English civil law of libel and slander (defamation) – the torts which protect a person’s reputation. The common law offences […]

Financial Services Act 2012

Financial Services Act 2012

The UK’s Financial Services Act 2012 came into force on April 1st 2013 and implements the Government’s commitment to strengthen the financial regulatory structure in the UK. The legislation delivers significant reform of the current regulatory system, which divides responsibility for financial stability between the Treasury, the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority (FSA). […]

Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013

Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 makes provision about the registration of electors and the administration and conduct of elections; and amends section 3(2)(a) of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986. The Act aims to reduce electoral fraud by speeding up the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration and to modernise our electoral registration system, making it […]