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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.

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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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Now is the time to invest in companies that make small furniture! The 2 1 City of Westminster in the City Plan 2019- 2040 has suggested that new developments and conversions will (unless necessary to protect a heritage asset) not be allowed to provide units of greater than 150 sq m (1,615 sq ft) to […]

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By Robin Henry In a recent survey by law firm Collyer Bristow of 200 senior decision makers at firms based in London, 80% stated that they believe that Brexit will have a greater impact on the UK economy than the financial crisis of 2007 – 2008. Interestingly that fell to 64% in the banking and financial […]

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Shearman loses Latin America partner to Linklaters

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Travers seconds new partner to Old Lady

Travers Smith has sent newly promoted partner Anthony Foster on secondment to the Bank of England (BoE). Foster, who was made up to partner in July, will spend sixth months at the bank before returning to Travers. He specialises in corporate finance and AIM flotations, which have all but disappeared in the current financial crisis. […]

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A new bill gives the financial authorities a legislative framework to work within for when things go wrong. Richard Hughes and John Sayers report on how UK banks will be affected What is clear from events surrounding Northern Rock, Bradford & Bingley and Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander is the need for a permanent legislative ­framework […]

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