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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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‘Big four’ accountancy firms seek last minute reprieve on Sarbanes-Oxley

SEC sent letters requesting relaxation of proposed rules on auditor independence The big four accountancy firms have now all sent the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) letters asking for a last-ditch reprieve on auditor independence proposals that threaten accountancy-tied law firms worldwide. Revenues at Landwell, KLegal and Tite & Lewis will be hard hit unless […]

Pinsents hits targets with Addleshaws hire

The Manchester office of Pinsent Curtis Biddle has announced the appointment of Simon Masters as a partner in its corporate group Masters joins from Addleshaw Booth & Co’s corporate finance team. He is well known for his expertise in dealing with the market abuse and financial promotion regimes introduced by the Financial Services and Markets […]

The Q factor

Qinetiq general counsel Lynton Boardman has been too busy with the Carlyle Group buy-in to really get to grips with the legal function – until now. Steve Hoare reports The national newspapers like to compare Qinetiq to Q, James Bond’s legendary gadget maker, and it is this sense of innovation that the company is hoping […]

Two surveys show lawyers take benefits for granted

Two separate surveys of law firms have concluded that lawyers do not care about their benefit packages A survey of 220 UK firms by PIFC Benefit Consultants found that only 46 per cent believed staff recognised their benefit packages’ value. Law firms are spending millions on these benefits but not communicating the value of them […]

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