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EMI Options: Approval granted

By Ben Watson As mentioned in our previous update, the tax reliefs associated with Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) options are technically a form of state aid and therefore require approval from the EU Commission.  Two days before the deadline of 7 April 2018, HMRC announced that the UK had failed to renew its EU state aid […]

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Independent review of building regulations and fire safety

The catastrophic events of the evening of 14 June 2017 which led to the tragic loss of 71 lives at Grenfell Tower has cast a spotlight on the system relating to the design, construction and maintenance of high-rise and complex buildings. In the wake of the disaster, the government announced an independent review of building […]

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High Court rules that Richard III must be buried in Leicester Cathedral

The Government has successfully defended the judicial review claim brought by Leeds firm Gordons on behalf of the “descendants” of Richard III, meaning the remains of the last Plantagenet king will be buried in Leicester. In a judgment handed down this morning (23 May) Lady Justice Hallett and Mr Justices Ouseley and Haddon-Cave rejected the claim, […]

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