Queen's Speech 2022: planning, mental health care and social housing reform part of next legislative programme – Local Government Lawyer

Bills covering planning, devolution, social housing regulation and reforms to the Mental Health Act are among the key pieces of legislation announced in the Queen’s Speech (10 May). For the sector’s reaction to these announcements click here. The programme includes the following: Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill Article continues below… As part of the Government’s efforts

Analysts' Downgrades for May 10th (AFRM, ARCH, BCC, BG, BHF, BIIB, DBSDY, DIISY, DLG, E) – Defense World

Analysts’ downgrades for Tuesday, May 10th: Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM) was downgraded by analysts at Stephens from an equal weight rating to an underweight rating. Stephens currently has $17.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $51.00. Arch Resources (NYSE:ARCH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating

ESW to Acquire Complementary Ecommerce Platform Scalefast – Business Wire

DUBLIN & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ESW, the world’s leading global direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce company, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Scalefast, a Los Angeles–based, end-to-end ecommerce solution provider. Subject to customary approvals, the transaction is expected to close by mid-year 2022. The company also announced that Scalefast founders, CEO Nicolas Stehle, CTO Frédéric Bocquet,

Facing soaring rents, some US tenants are fighting back – Yahoo News

Before the start of each month, Anh-Thu Nguyen and her two roommates send rental checks to their landlord. A few days later, the checks are mailed back. The bizarre ritual began soon after the March 2021 purchase of Nguyen’s Brooklyn building by a shadowy real estate firm called Greenbrook Partners, which told residents they had

Microsoft to nudge more users toward Azure Active Directory – The Register

Users of Microsoft’s Update Compliance service have been warned that a move to Azure Active Directory will be required if they wish to continue using the service. Update Compliance is a tool aimed at helping administrators keep track of security, quality, and feature updates in Windows 10 or 11 (Pro, Education, and Enterprise editions). Powered

Equities Research Analysts' Downgrades for April 21st (AA, ARCT, BGA, BHLB, BXBLY, CACI, CMA, CNX, CVX, DANOY) – Defense World

Equities Research Analysts’ downgrades for Thursday, April 21st: Alcoa (NYSE:AA) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a buy rating to a neutral rating. They currently have $84.00 price target on the stock. Arcturus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ARCT) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a buy rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently

Go Beyond Schrems II Compliance – Protect Customers with Layered Security – Security Boulevard

Schrems II and What it Means for Protecting Customer Data Customers are taking an increasing interest in how their data is managed, secured, and used. Data security and privacy are no longer just about meeting regulatory compliance, but also about building trusted relationships that enable customer loyalty and retention. This, in part, drove the privacy

Insights for In-house Counsel – April 2022 – Lexology

Our regular round-up of recent and forthcoming developments in law and practice for in-house counsel. Click here to watch the video. Highlights Ukraine conflict – latest update on trade and financial sanctions and details of the new Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act and the Register of Overseas Entities   Beyond Brexit – still work in progress.

Tenants and landlords battle in court – NPR

Enlarge this image Despite multiple court orders, their landlord, Douglas Ritter, refuses to restore water service to the apartment where Angel Garcia (above) and his family live. Ritter padlocked the entrance to the basement to prevent anyone from restoring water. He believes his rights to eviction are being denied. Jillian Forstadt/WSKG Jillian Forstadt/WSKG The water