Regulations

Jackson, Mitchell and the New eDisclosure Landscape

Nick Patience | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

You have the Jackson reforms coming in last April, tightening controls on costs and procedures, which was then followed up just seven months later by Mitchell. This reinforced the diktat and was taken by some judges as tightening those controls further still.

The Self Regulation of the UK Private Investigation Industry

Anthony Smith | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Anthony Smith

With a keen interest in the overall well-being and activities of my chosen profession as a private investigator, I take great interest and find relief in the annual investigator agency profiles that we commission every year at Insight Investigations. Particularly with the upcoming law changes meaning that Private Investigators will be recognised as a licensed profession...

F1: Are 2014 Regulation Changes Really for the Better?

Todd McCandless | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Technology came into the sport for one simple reason, to go faster and race harder. It was a natural companion to the quest to go faster than anyone else around a circuit. A tool by which teams could ensure that their car would secure the constructor's championship.

Allegations Against Red Bull 'Gaining Traction'

Todd McCandless | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The rumors of illegal traction control, torque vectoring and other crafty KERS/transmission linking still move like a fog through the pit lane of Formula 1 this week in Japan. As the series gets set for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, Red Bull is still discounting accusations that they have created a traction control, of sorts, using KERS and the suspension of their car which is not controlled via the FIA regulated ECU...

FIA Serious About Cutting Costs in F1

Todd McCandless | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

If you've ever created a personal budget, you know that cutting costs can be difficult. If your local town, city or state government were to swoop in and create the budget for you and then monitor your spending levels, that would even be more difficult. That is basically what the FIA are suggesting in the latest comments from Jean Todt.

F1's World of Tyres, Votes and Money

Todd McCandless | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Formula 1 has traditionally been operated in the penumbra of a document called the Concorde Agreement. This legally-binding document ties the teams, the commercial right's owners (FOM) and the governing body (FIA) together in a dance of speed, technology and perhaps most importantly...money.

Don't Follow the Idiots - Break the Rules

Kevan Hall | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Tech
Kevan Hall

Where do these stupid rules come from? They probably come from the one person in history who managed to get run over in these circumstances, and the chances are that person was also an idiot! It happens in business.

Fabric Of Society

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

While many clothes companies have been associated with the Dhaka factory tragedy, low-cost, fast fashion provider Primark has taken the culpability cr...

How Much Does an F1 Car Weigh?

Todd McCandless | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

If you're new to Formula One, there is a number that may be helpful to know and that's 640kgs. The reason this is an important number, or weight, is that it represents the total weight a F1 car must weigh at all times.

'Stop Civil Servants Wrangling Over Red Tape Cuts'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK

The trade body for British industries has urged the government to get a grip on business red tape, which threatens to strangle the UK's economic growt...

Whitmarsh Has Reservations on Ecclestone's Budget Cap

Todd McCandless | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Formula One has a certain amount of specification to it and there is no doubt about that fact but unless it becomes a much more regulated and specified sport, like NASCAR, it will be very difficult to avoid the development war which will escalate costs and separate the herd of have's and have not's.

Sauber Fishing for Ferrari in the Pond of Turbo

Todd McCandless | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

A few years ago, BMW had a Formula One team and they had made the move from engine partner with Williams F1 to a full-fledged team. Having purchased Peter Sauber's F1 team, BMW set realistic goals and marched forward in their quest with success and methodical achievements under the leadership of Dr. Mario Theissen.

Employment Law - Is it Time to Think the Unthinkable?

Martin Edwards | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Politics
Martin Edwards

Is it time to think the unthinkable about the way we employ people in Britain? The question is prompted by the leaking of Adrian Beecroft's controversial report to the government, which recommends sweeping changes to aspects of UK employment law.

New Regulations To Clamp Down On 'Threatening' Bailiffs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK

The way in which bailiffs are regulated will be overhauled in a bid to clamp down on threatening behaviour and privacy issues. Justice Minister Jo...