57 episodes

The Macfarlanes podcast features expert discussions on the changing legal world around us and the challenges posed by recent developments. We pride ourselves on our flexibility to meet the needs of our clients with our unique approach. Disclaimer: Information in this podcast should not be taken as legal advice. Please seek specific legal advice when taking legal action.

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The Macfarlanes podcast features expert discussions on the changing legal world around us and the challenges posed by recent developments. We pride ourselves on our flexibility to meet the needs of our clients with our unique approach. Disclaimer: Information in this podcast should not be taken as legal advice. Please seek specific legal advice when taking legal action.

    Policy in practice: ESG update

    Policy in practice: ESG update

    In this episode of policy in practice, David Gauke, Rachel Richardson and Gavin Haran consider the current state of ESG policies and sustainable finance.Together they discuss:the UK's progress in green finance since the 2021 COP26 summit;recent ESG developments including the government's nature markets framework and the Transition Finance Market Review;Europe's Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS); andwhat the future ho...

    • 43 min
    Policy in practice: pension fund reform

    Policy in practice: pension fund reform

    In this episode of policy in practice, David Gauke, Christopher Good and Margarida Ferreira consider what the pension fund reform means for the private capital industry.Together they discuss:private funds and what might happen in future, possibly after a change in government;France’s Tibi programme;the idea of a potential national wealth fund; andthe practical impacts on funds and fundraising.For more information on this topic, read their in-depth article on "Pension fund reform".Interested i...

    • 27 min
    HR briefing - misconduct and financial services

    HR briefing - misconduct and financial services

    In this month’s edition, senior knowledge lawyer, Matthew Ramsey, talks to senior associate, Laura Bridgewater, from our litigation and dispute resolution team about the FCA’s continuing focus on non-financial misconduct, a focus that is increasingly shared by regulators across industry sectors.Interested in more podcasts? Why not check out our dedicated podcast page. Listen and subscribe to The Macfarlanes Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and Amazon Music.

    • 19 min
    Policy in practice: financing growth - Labour's plan for financial services

    Policy in practice: financing growth - Labour's plan for financial services

    • 26 min
    Autumn Statement 2023: tax - policy in practice

    Autumn Statement 2023: tax - policy in practice

    In our first policy in practice Autumn Statement 2023 podcast episode, David Gauke and Rhiannon Kinghall Were discuss the tax headlines and implications for our clients.Together they review:the state of the public finances and what that means for policy decisions going forward;full expensing being made permanent;updates to the Pillar 2 rules to introduce a minimum tax;NICs cuts; andsome light-hearted speculation on when we might see a general election!Interested in more podcasts? Why not chec...

    • 16 min
    Autumn Statement 2023: pensions - policy in practice

    Autumn Statement 2023: pensions - policy in practice

    In our second policy in practice - Autumn Statement 2023 podcast episode, David Gauke and Faye Jarvis discuss the pensions headlines and the implications for our clients.They review the three key themes set out by the Chancellor, being:Better outcomes for savers and the idea of a “pot for life”;Driving consolidation; andEnabling pension schemes to invest in a diverse portfolio.Interested in more podcasts? Why not check out our dedicated podcast page. Listen and subscribe to The Macfarlanes Po...

    • 19 min

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