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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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Former Eversheds Hepworth & Chadwick marketing manager Deborah Ascott-Jones has joined Manchester-based Vaudrey Osborne & Mellor as director of marketing. The firm has also announced the appointment of partner Paul Brown as head of its corporate department. He takes over from Tony Martin who continues his role as joint senior partner.

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John Malpas reports THE FATE of two Texan prisoners on death row may hinge on last minute pleas drawn up by two UK barristers for their sentences to be commuted. Bar Human Rights Committee members Philip Sapsford QC and David Marshall were last week drawing up amicus curiaes briefs on behalf of Calvin Burdine and […]

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The trial is scheduled to begin at the Old Bailey on 15 March of Robert Napper who is accused of the double murder of Samantha Bissett at her Plumstead home and her toddler daughter Jasmine. Samantha was stabbed to death and her daughter was smothered with a pillow.

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