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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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Brabners Chaffe Street has restructured its management, with Michael Brabner stepping down as managing partner after 15 years in the role. Brabner’s role will be taken over by former Manchester head Mark Brandwood. He will also continue in his role as a corporate fee-earner. Clients include Kinetic, Cooke Group and ServiceSource. Brabner will in turn […]

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Chaos as MoJ scuppers litigation reform

Judges and politicians at loggerheads as Jackson review kicked into the long grass The judiciary is on a collision course with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) over how the litigation ­system should be reformed in England and Wales. Serious concerns have been raised about political interference with a range of litigation reforms after the MoJ […]

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