Central Bank Guidance to UAE Financial Institutions Banking Cash-Intensive Businesses

The Central Bank of the UAE (“CBUAE”) has issued new guidance (the “Guidance”) to UAE financial institutions providing services to cash-intensive businesses. The specific characteristics of cash—anonymity, interchangeability, and transportability—make it an attractive medium for illicit actors seeking to obfuscate the proceeds of crime or the funding of terrorism.  Unlike other monetary instruments, such as …
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Fears 60% of Kent businesses not prepared for no-deal Brexit

It’s feared that as many as 60% of Kent businesses are not prepared for a no-deal Brexit. Concerns have been raised that companies already “hanging on by their fingertips” after a year of pandemic disruption may not be ready for the “seismic shift” in trade. This is despite Britain being just weeks away from the …
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Government should use coronavirus pandemic to tackle ‘bad behaviour’ in businesses, says former shadow chancellor

Former shadow chancellor John McDonnell is urging the government to use the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to “stamp out bad behaviour” from businesses across the country. The Labour MP insisted that firms guilty of poor employment practices should not receive state help. Business standards In his first major intervention since leaving Labour’s front bench, he will …
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Press release: Businesses urged to prepare for NHS COVID-19 app

The NHS COVID-19 app is currently being trialled and will launch on Thursday 24 September in England and Wales, including QR check-in at venues QR codes will be an important way for NHS Test and Trace in England and NHS Test, Trace, Protect in Wales to contact multiple people if coronavirus outbreaks are identified in …
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COVID-19: guidance for food businesses

Published 25 March 2020 Last updated 10 September 2020 + show all updates 10 September 2020 Updated easy-to-translate version to reflect the extension of self-isolation to 10 days. 3 September 2020 Revised language in relation to self-isolation. 22 July 2020 Updated guidance, added easy-to-translate guide and link to posters. 26 June 2020 Updated guidance to include …
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