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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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Cobham institutes legal chief role with Corus hire

Aerospace company Cobham has hired former Corus UK in-house legal counsel Eleanor Evans, creating the new role of chief legal officer. Evans said she would be meeting with Cobham’s external firms over the coming weeks to create new relationships. Allen & Overy is Cobham’s main corporate adviser. Evans said: “I think Cobham is a terrific […]

Local govt lawyers bid for increased prominence

Solicitors in Local Government (SLG) will be “the first port of call” on local government legal issues, the organisation’s new chair has vowed. Senior solicitor at the London Borough of Hillingdon Suzanne Bond, who became chair of the 4,000- solicitor group last week, said: “If there’s a matter where local government legal issues are concerned, […]

Norton Rose set for growth in Middle East

Norton Rose has kickstarted a rapid expansion of its Middle East capabilities with the relocation of London-based projects partner Jonathan Brufal to its Abu Dhabi office. Brufal is the first partner to move as part of the firm’s bid to increase its partner count from six to 16 within 12 months. Stephen Parish, Norton Rose […]

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