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Upcoming webinar: ESG — The new era in corporate accountability

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Wednesday 12 May, 12:00pm (UK)

From the EU’s upcoming Corporate Due Diligence and Corporate Accountability Directive to the FCA’s Climate-Related Financial Disclosures and the SEC’s new framework for ESG disclosure, corporate accountability is changing.

This is on top of existing ESG reporting requirements including the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, the French Corporate Duty of Vigilance, and the fact that ESG reporting is becoming increasingly expected by investors and regulators.

Investors in particular are expecting greater attention to the impact of a business on the world around them. Regulators are increasingly taking notice. From the International Financial Reporting Standards moving forward with establishing ESG standards to the incoming SEC chairman Gary Gensler’s plan to increase governance oversight after years of lax regulations, ESG reporting is here to stay.

During this webinar, our experts will help you understand the future of corporate accountability rules, and how to stay on top in the changing world of corporate compliance.

The webinar will cover:

  • New ESG regulations in the UK, US and EU
  • How to undertake an internal ESG audit
  • Preparing for ESG reporting and regulatory disclosures
  • What VinciWorks can do to help with ESG compliance
  • Your questions on ESG reporting and compliance

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Upcoming webinar: GDPR – Three years on

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Tuesday 25 May, 12pm (UK)

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has now been in force for three years. During that time, fines have reached a total of over €280 million, the UK has left the EU and the ICO has announced that there will be a new Commissioner from October.

During this webinar, our Director of Learning and Content will take a look at the last three years of GDPR, the effect the Regulation has had on the way we collect and process data and what we can expect in the next 12 months.

The webinar will cover:

  • What can we learn from recent GDPR fines?
  • Does Brexit affect data protection regulation in the UK?
  • Best-practice guidance
  • How to implement effective training year-on-year
  • What does the future hold for GDPR in the UK?

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Upcoming webinar – What’s on the regulatory agenda for Q2?

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Wednesday 21 April, 12pm (UK)

To help businesses keep track of updates in UK legislation and policies, VinciWorks frequently publishes a regulatory agenda. The guide gives a clear and in-depth overview of EU developments, ongoing acts of parliament, the latest COVID-19 government guidance and more.

In this webinar, VinciWorks’ Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin and Director of Learning and Content Nick Henderson will explore the regulatory agenda for the next few months and beyond.

The webinar will cover:

  • EU developments — New reporting requirements including human rights in supply chains, directives on cyber security and more
  • Implemented regulations — New regulations such as BASEL III in the UK and new rules on tracking deforestation risks in supply chains
  • Consultations — Current government consultation on internal markets, legal aid, gambling, money laundering and more
  • On the horizon — Potential changes to GDPR and the impact of the UK’s ICO appointing a new commissioner
  • On the horizon — The latest on whistleblowing rules, potential new pay gap reporting requirements and possible new “failure to prevent” corporate offences

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On-demand webinar: The Posted Workers Directive — What you need to know

The EU’s Posted Workers Directive aims to ensure that employees sent (or “posted”) from one EU country to another are granted the same working conditions as local employees. It creates a significant compliance burden for employers in the EU that regularly send employees to other EU countries.

In this webinar,we helped attendees understand the extent to which they are impacted by PWD and what they need to do to comply.

The webinar covered:

  • The background and history of PWD
  • What is a posted worker?
  • Who is affected by PWD?
  • How is PWD implemented and enforced?
  • The extent to which the UK is affected by the Directive in light of Brexit
  • What is reporting best practice?

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On-demand webinar: Tax Evasion – A Global Compliance Risk

The Criminal Finances Act and other global legislation have placed anti-tax evasion measures on the corporate risk and compliance agenda. The past year has shown us that tax evasion enforcement is only ramping up. Increased investigations, large fines and new laws have demonstrated that there has never been a more important time to ensure that everyone in your organisation is on board with your compliance programme.

In this webinar, our experts explored the impact of tax evasion regulations over the past few years and shared best-practice guidance on compliance.

The webinar covered:

  • Why it’s important to have a strong compliance program
  • Reasonable procedures: do you have them and are they enough?
  • Best-practice guidance on spotting red flags
  • An international perspective on tax evasion, including DAC6
  • Major tax evasion cases and what we can learn
  • Tax evasion training requirements and best practice

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On-demand webinar: OECD’s Mandatory Disclosure Rules (MDR) – What you need to know

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The OECD’s BEPS 12 is a set of principles around Mandatory Disclosure Regimes. To date, the OECD has only developed model rules around Common Reporting Standards (CRS) avoidance and opaque structures. EU member states have implemented OECD’s BEPS 12 through DAC6. The UK announced that as part of the Brexit agreement, they would be transitioning from DAC6 to international rules and introducing their own UK MDR.

MDR has been implemented in non-EU member states such as Gibraltar, Mexico and Argentina, with more countries expected to follow suit. In this webinar, we helped attendees come to terms with MDR and what it means for your organisation.

The webinar covered:

  • What is MDR?
  • What will the UK’s MDR look like?
  • How has MDR been implemented around the world?
  • Which other non-EU countries are set to implement MDR?
  • What is reporting best practice?

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On-demand anti-bribery webinar with international bribery and corruption experts

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The legal, ethical and reputational risk of bribery is real. Billions in fines are levied every year and frequent reports of investigations and prosecutions from regulating authorities across the world hit the headlines.

We were delighted to be joined by Head of the OECD’s Anti-Corruption Division Patrick Moulette and Transparency International’s Global Business Integrity Programme Lead Britta Niemeyer.

These leading international bribery and corruption experts discuss the challenges businesses face in building a strong anti-bribery and corruption programme in 2021, and give their insights into how businesses can best fight bribery.

The webinar covered:

  • Major anti-corruption and bribery cases and what we can learn
  • The impact COVID-19 has had on anti-bribery and corruption
  • The industries most vulnerable to bribery and corruption
  • Guidance for whistleblowers and how they are handled by authorities
  • Anti-bribery training requirements and best practice
  • Answering attendee questions

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On-demand webinar: DAC6 is here — What now?

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As of 1 January 2020, all “intermediaries” involved in cross-border arrangements in an EU member state that meet certain hallmark categories are required to begin reporting those arrangements. Some businesses are fully compliant with DAC6 while others have only recently started preparing. VinciWorks has implemented DAC6 reporting systems for over 40 firms, including seven of the top ten UK firms.

During this webinar, our experts explored best practice for reporting, regardless of where you are in this challenging compliance process. We also answered attendee questions.

The webinar will cover:

  • What to do if you just found out about DAC6
  • How different countries are implementing DAC6
  • The UK’s mandatory disclosure regime
  • Best practice for reporting in multiple jurisdictions
  • Answering attendee questions

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HMRC joins VinciWorks in DAC6 webinar – Listen now

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Unexpectedly, and despite comments to the contrary, the UK has decided to implement its own MDR regime. Until this happens, DAC6 still applies in the UK for Hallmark D. Considering that the UK has been a leader in the fight against corruption and tax evasion, its version of MDR will possibly be broader and even more stringent.

It was an honour to host James Marshall of HMRC to discuss the UK’s changes to DAC6 post Brexit.

The webinar covered:

  • What changed with DAC6 in the UK?
  • How do these changes affect DAC6 reporting?
  • How will Omnitrack adapt to these changes?
  • What are the UK’s longer-term plans for MDR?
  • Answering attendee questions

A recording of the webinar is available as a podcast. You can listen to it in Apple Podcasts, Spotify etc. or directly by clicking on the button below.

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On-demand webinar: DAC6 – The non-legal perspective

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Wednesday 25 November, 12:00pm (UK)

How does DAC6 affect banks, investment houses, accounting firms, multinationals, and taxpayers?

DAC6 is a European directive aimed at reducing international tax evasion and promoting transparency. It requires any company that serves as an “intermediary” to a cross-border tax arrangement to assess that arrangement and report it to the tax authorities in some situations.

DAC6 potentially creates a significant compliance burden for companies that are party to a cross-border transaction, even if their role seems incidental. Many investment funds and banks, as well as multi-national corporations, will be exposed to liability under DAC6.

In this webinar, VinciWorks’ DAC6 experts gave guidance on what the Directive means for businesses and how businesses with and without in-house legal teams are managing the DAC6 process and reporting.

During the webinar we covered:

  • What is DAC6 and how does it apply to different industries?
  • What is a proportionate approach to DAC6?
  • Who is responsible for DAC6 reporting?
  • When should a DAC6 report be made?
  • Do you need to manage your professional advisors’ DAC6 reporting?
  • Should staff be trained on DAC6?
  • Do you need a reporting tool?

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