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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 […]

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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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Hogan Lovells adds two-partner Berlin team

Hogan Lovells has bulked up its German presence with the addition of five corporate lawyers from Broich Bezzenberger. Broich partners Karin Arnold and Thomas Keul join the Berlin office. They are accompanied by two associates – Martin Greiser and Michael Vette – and of counsel Gerold Bezzenberger. Arnold has experience of corporate restructuring while Keul […]

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The British Constitution is a polite conversation. There are tensions, but they are rarely articulated. (Taken from ’Jack of Kent’: When Privileges Collide) The parties know full well that confrontations are possible, but good sense and good manners will usually ensure that nothing becomes too embarrassing for anyone involved. And so it is with the […]

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It is estimated that more than 15,120 Latin Americans have an individual worth exceeding $30m (£19m), with their combined wealth amounting to at least $2.3tr. Brazil hosts some 31 per cent of the region’s high-net-worth ­individuals (HNWIs). These people in Latin America, like their counterparts elsewhere, are interested in taking steps to protect and enhance […]

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