Infrastructure, energy and water chief among the government's priorities
Among the bills announced by the Queen in her opening of this year’s parliamentary session, two have been introduced to enable the progression of the HS2 railway project, one (carried over from the previous session) is designed to reform the electricity market and a further bill intends to do the same for the water industry.
The HS2 Hybrid Bill and the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill: The former will provide the Government with the legal power to compulsorily purchase land needed to construct the High Speed Two railway and operate it, along with providing deemed planning permission for the scheme. The latter will provide parliamentary authority for expenditure on property compensation and other essential preparatory works required under the project. Combined, both intend to ensure the high speed progression of the project. Hopefully this will allow for the practical side of the development to begin sooner rather than later…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Walker Morris briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from Walker Morris
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Walker Morris
Ofgem and DECC have jointly published an action plan of measures to encourage the growth of independent energy suppliers.
The Finance Act 2014 will change the economics of using tax avoidance schemes by requiring payment of disputed tax upfront in cases involving numerous marketed tax management schemes,
Analysis from The Lawyer
The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.
New EU rules and lawyers’ increased comfort with digital formats are sparking a sea-change in the way law firms manage their documents