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Reform of the Community Infrastructure Levy

By Katherine Evans In March we reported on the government’s consultation on the reform of the current system of developer contributions. The government’s response to the consultation, released at the end of October, confirms that change is on the horizon. The key themes of the consultation were centred around a desire to make the system simpler and more […]

Court of Appeal rules on ATM rates

By Şenay Nihat Since 2013, retailers have had to pay non-domestic rates (‘Business Rates’) for automated teller machines (ATMs) built into the front of stores, rather than treating the ATMs as part of the store’s overall rating for valuation purposes. The Business Rates bill for the ATM was backdated to 2010, hitting retailers with significant […]

Proposed ban on flammable cladding – An update

By Adrian Mansbridge Following Dame Hackitt’s Review of the Building Regulations and Fire Safety the government announced that it would consult on banning flammable cladding. The consultation closed on 14 August 2018 and the housing secretary announced at the Conservative Party Conference that the ban would be brought forward.

Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport improves contracting process for healthcare

By Frank John Vrolijk, Aurélie Mingels On 9 November 2018, the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) informed the House of Representatives about the developments regarding the contracting process for care provision. The minister expresses his displeasure at the growth in the supply of non-contracted care in GGZ care and district nursing where this is […]

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Russell-Cooke turnover in 11 per cent jump

LONDON-based Russell-Cooke has posted an 11 per cent rise in turnover to £23.7m for the last financial year, which ended on 30 June. Average profit per equity partner at the all-equity firm stood at £220,000, while net profit was £9.2m, a margin of 38 per cent. This is the first time Russell-Cooke has publicly reported […]

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•Manchester-based firm Geoffrey Miller has hired Julie Robertson as an assistant. Robertson was previously a legal adviser for the Vale Royal Magistrates Court in Northwich. •Arnold & Porter has promoted Daphne O’Connor to head its Denver office. O’Connor replaces Brian Leitch, who is leaving the firm to join merchant bank and private equity company Perseus. […]

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•Courtly love THE COURTS not only serve as a good place to get the odd judgment or two, but also double up as a handy dating centre if you’re having trouble meeting people at your local pub. A revealing post from James Woolf at the Bar Council blog (http://blog.barcouncil.org.uk/) told it like it is. Woolf […]

HSBC follows Barclays’ lead in diversity stakes

HSBC is likely to require details of firms’ diversity policies in its upcoming panel review, head of group general counsel Richard Bennett has revealed. The bank, which does not have a set timeframe for when the reviews will take place, has highlighted diversity as an important factor for it to consider in its next review. […]

Guidelines knock global derivatives into shape

A set of guidance principles that could revolutionise the global derivatives market was published last week (10 July), ahead of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) report on the matter, which is expected soon. The principles, which address how retail structure products (RSPs) are delivered to retail investors, were devised following an 18-month discussion period between […]

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