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From 1 April 2013 a new system has come into being, allowing local authorities to retain up to 50 per cent of the income they receive from business rates.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has consulted on proposals to give more statutory force to the Local Authority Publicity Code.
Local government pension schemes need to be mindful of the legal framework governing what and how they can invest.
Net contribution clauses are coming under the spotlight.
On 29 May 2013, the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013 came into force.
LPA receivers collect rents, together with any VAT payable on those rents, and incur input VAT on costs associated with their appointment, such as development costs.
As of 6 April 2013, the Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 25) Regulations 2013 have been in force.
The rising disparity in property prices between the north and the south and between London boroughs themselves appears to breaking new ground.
The Financial Collateral Arrangements (No.2) Regulations introduced a new means for a security holder to enforce its security in respect of financial collateral.
In RVB Investments Ltd v Bibby  EWHC 65 (Ch), a landlord (RVB) issued proceedings against the surety (Bibby) of an insolvent tenant.
Currently, letting and managing agents only sign up to the complaints scheme operated by the Property Ombudsman voluntarily.
The Court of Appeal has found that a receiver appointed under the Criminal Justice Act 1988, but discharged in 2006, was still entitled to be recover sums from the receivership assets.
The new Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 contains wide-ranging implications for landowners and developers.
The government has launched its new code of conduct on how public and private bodies will work together to make savings on operational public infrastructure projects.
An increasing number of clients are receiving solicitations encouraging them to submit payment for trademark services.
The Supreme Court has ruled on crucial issues concerning the position of a former employee in receipt of a company’s confidential information.
Walker Morris’s legislation tracker sets out employment law changes in chronological order.
Walker Morris recently acted successfully for an interested party in the refusal of two separate applications for judicial review.
The government has released a response to its ‘Onshore wind: call for evidence’, which was published in September 2012.
USDAW and its lawyers published two press releases announcing that they had won a landmark legal case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal.