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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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Litigation Writs 03/12/96

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The election is over for another year and, during the lazy days of summer, we can dream of more interesting events. But an inquest into what happened in July is of some interest. Three aspects in particular fascinate me. The first is that, despite the major problems facing the profession, less than 50 per cent […]

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Fulcrum Technologies, supplier of retrieval technology, has two products in the pipeline. It is releasing an “agent” technology system at the end of September based on the idea of a personal helper automatically retrieving information as it appears on the Internet or internal files which is of interest to the user. It works from a […]

Conference hears of benefits of teleworking

Teleworking increases productivity and profitability and is the way forward for law firms, according to Christopher Davis, chief executive of City firm Davis & Co. Speaking at the Telework UK ’96 conference in Docklands in November, Davis said teleworking was a key factor in reducing overheads because it liberates firms from the need for expensive […]

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