Employment Law Blog

6 December 2019

UK's Senior Managers And Certification Regime - All Change On 9 December?

On 9 December 2019 the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) will be extended to FCA solo-regulated firms including many firms in the wealth and asset management sector.  It has been in place for larger (dual-regulated) firms since March 2016 and, based on our experience of what has happened within these firms, we expect some significant changes for newcomers to the regime too.

Adrian Crawford

5 December 2019

Getting a senior job with a boutique firm in London is about to become complicated

On 9 December 2019 the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) will be extended from dual regulated firms (larger financial institutions) to FCA solo-regulated firms including boutiques and many in the wealth, insurance and asset management sector. Adrian blogs on the 5 ways this may impact job hunters who are FCA regulated individuals.

Adrian Crawford

22 November 2019

Will there be cultural change in the financial and professional services?

The call for cultural change in the financial and professional services sectors is not new. This has arguably been gathering pace since the financial crash of 2008.  Could we though now be on the cusp of real change? 

 

Nick Ralph

15 November 2019

The role of a Financial Director – a life in the spotlight

BBC news alerts on our phones seem to be constant these days.  There is of course the small issue of Brexit which is keeping journalists occupied.  However, the state of the economy also features heavily in the news: large corporate collapses have dominated the headlines in recent times.

Julie Matheson

11 November 2019

Two years after #MeToo: is there a case for banning relationships at work?

The current discussion around the dismissal of McDonald's boss, Steve Easterbrook has focused attention on a very important point. Just what should employers be doing to ensure their workplaces reflect the current mood and culture around banishing sexual misconduct and sexual harassment?  

Richard Fox

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