Regulatory reform

Regulatory reform

Overview

Although the UK is already widely regarded as an open and business-friendly economy, the UK Government is keen to build on that reputation, particularly following Brexit. Meanwhile, regulatory developments in the EU and elsewhere continue to have an impact on cross-border business activities. This page brings together all our latest materials on regulatory reform across all the areas on which we advise.  Use the search facility below to filter by reference to your areas of interest.

Note: this page is not intended to provide an exhaustive list of developments relating to regulatory reform.

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Strengthening cybersecurity laws: changes to the EU's and the UK's NIS regimes

Improving cybersecurity for essential services and infrastructure is high on the agenda for the UK's and the EU's legislators, in response to the ever-evolving threat landscape. The UK's and the EU's respective network and information systems or NIS regimes, while both to be strengthened (including by bringing managed service providers into scope), look to be diverging. 

Are you ready for the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022?

Landlords, operators and managers of buildings in England that contain 2 or more residential units which share communal spaces will be impacted by the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 (the "Regulations") that come into effect on 23 January 2023. They are laid under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 ("Fire Safety Order"), and implement the majority of the recommendations set out in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report.

Human Rights – time to refresh your corporate policies and procedures?

As legislators and regulators increase their focus on human rights and good governance, the UN Principles for Responsible Investment ("UNPRI"), an international organisation that works to promote the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decision-making, announced at the end of last year the creation of a new collaborative stewardship initiative, Advance.

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