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Sentencing Council publishes gross negligence manslaughter definitive sentencing guideline

The penalties imposed on individuals for fatal accidents in the workplace are set to increase after the Sentencing Council for England and Wales published its definitive sentencing guideline for gross negligence manslaughter. Walker Morris health and safety experts, Stuart Ponting and Robert Starr, consider the new guideline and the implications for employers and directors…

Energy Update – August 2018

This energy update includes the following white papers: CMA publishes final report on Heat Networks calling for new regulation The first National Infrastructure Assessment is published recommending growth in Green Energy NAO report on package recycling Update on Electric Vehicles Amendment Regulations 2018 – in force 24 July 2018 The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency […]

Will the revised NPPF lead to more affordable housing?

By Katherine Evans On 24 July 2018, the long-awaited revised NPPF was released. The omission of social rented homes from definition of affordable housing in Annex 2 of the draft revised NPPF has been addressed. Starter Homes are now included in the definition but secondary legislation is still required to set out financial eligibility for […]

Luxembourg publishes law on VAT grouping

As foreseen in our previous newsflash, the law on VAT grouping has officially been published, last Friday. The text – which provides for an entry into force on 31 July 2018 – modifies the general VAT Law. It now enables Luxembourg entities sharing financial, economic and organisational links to set up a VAT group, thus allowing them to […]

Reform of the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system

By Edward J. Dougherty Following a recent reform in 2015, the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system is sophisticated and comprehensive. Nevertheless, substantial discretion is allowed to the competent national authority, and this is the source of most challenges for innovators…

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Judicial review: it’s about time

At present, an application for a judicial review of a decision made by a public body must be made ‘promptly’ and within three months of that decision being taken in any event. In a planning context, the apparent vagueness and uncertainty of this wording has resulted in a number of legal challenges involving a determination […]

New redundancy consultation requirements: some things stay the same

Although changes to the collective redundancy consultation regime introduced last month have been well publicised, some important things are not changing. This article reminds readers of what hasn’t changed and explores the practical consequences. Employers who do not appreciate the significance of what is staying the same may fall foul of their ongoing legal obligations […]

So you want to build a hotel in Qatar?

Doha has 17,964 hotel rooms available today, primarily in the four- and five-star hotel and deluxe apartment hotel categories. The Doha Port also has fully equipped berths for cruise ships to accommodate a minimum of 6,000 additional visitors at the highest international standards. According to the Qatar Tourism Authority, 48 new five-star hotels with 13,151 […]

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