This month the US announced the tightening of sanctions previously imposed on Iran. Since withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (designed to arrest the development of an Iranian nuclear capability) the US had already imposed sanctions on a variety Iranian exports – notably in November 2008. An important element is the withdrawal of waivers, which allowed some countries to continue purchasing Iranian oil, shielded from US action.
Increase in Cyber Attacks on UK Firms
Research has indicated that there has been a sharp increase in UK firms reporting cyber attacks in 2019, with many businesses “incorrectly” assuming that they are not at risk. Is your firm prepared to deal with the threat of cyber-crime?
FCA Publishes Decision Notices Against Directors for Acting Without Integrity
The FCA has published Decision Notices against three firms and five individuals for acting without integrity.
HMRC in ‘Significant Breach’ of Data Protection Rules
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been found to be in ‘significant breach’ of data protection law by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and must now delete some five million voice recordings.
Meet with RWA at BIBA 2019
The RWA team will be attending the BIBA 2019 conference in Manchester on 15 and 16 May. Please get in touch if you'd like to meet with us. We hope to see you there!
Trade Agreements – A Reality Check
A look at the topical trends and issues described with the use of Multi-lateral and Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) in international trade and export.
A Matter of Agreement
This trade and export article helps explain the difference between Multi-lateral Agreements and Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) and the growth of the latter in recent years.
Leadership in Times of Change
Organisations need to adapt to survive so a good leader needs to manage change effectively. SM&CR is an example of a regulatory change that leaders will need to be prepared for. Nathan Matthews looks at the importance of strong leadership in times of change.