Guidance Notes and Best Practice Guides
Ofwat: The Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) has published a comprehensive policy statement on climate change and the water sector in England and Wales. ‘Preparing for the future: Ofwat's climate change policy’ gathers together in one document all of Ofwat's policies in relation to climate change.
The policy statement is intended to help water & waste water companies to look comprehensively at impacts of climate change and make the right changes to their operations at an appropriate pace to benefit both consumers and environment.
Press release ~ Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) ~ ‘Preparing for the future: Ofwat's climate change policy’
HMRC: New guidance on registering under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 has been published by HM Revenue & Customs. Guidance for Trust or Company Service Providers (TCSPs) and Accountancy Service Providers (ASPs) has been updated and is available on HMRC's website to reflect feedback from businesses in their discussions with HM Treasury.
TCSPs and ASPs, who have not yet applied, will have to submit their applications to register with HMRC by the new date of 30 September 2008. In addition, TCSPs will need to send in their fit & proper application forms by the same date. HMRC will be writing to TCSPs and ASPs who have already applied to register and who may be affected by the updated guidance. Businesses that confirm they no longer need to register will have their fees refunded.
Press release ~ MLR 9 Registration Notice updated and registration dates announced ~ Money Laundering Regulations 2007 ~ Registration summary
UK-IPO: A new booklet has been launched by the UK Intellectual Property Office that is designed to help small businesses exploit their intellectual property. The booklet - How Licensing Intellectual Property Can Help Your Business - provides a wide range of information on IP licensing, which includes advice on how to approach & conduct a productive IP licensing deal.
Press release ~ How Licensing Intellectual Property Can Help Your Business ~ 'Innovation Nation' White Paper ~ Gowers Review of Intellectual Property
DH: A NHS online maternity guide, offering a wealth of information on pregnancy and birth, at just the click of a mouse, has been launched. The new Pregnancy Care Planner gives the latest & most comprehensive advice on all aspects of pregnancy, from getting pregnant, early pregnancy, the scans, to the birth and the most up to date comparative guides to what is on offer at local maternity units.