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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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Citi law firm guru predicts end of associate lockstep

Citi Private Bank’s Dan DiPietro, one of the world’s best-known specialists on law firm finances, is urging New York’s top firms to take a lead in reshaping associate compensation. DiPietro, head of Citi ­Private Bank’s law firm group, says there is “a real opportunity” for top-tier firms to be innovative if they are prepared to […]

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Salans offers staff four-day week

Salans is offering a four-day working week to staff in some departments, becoming the latest firm to propose flexible working in response to the economic downturn. Salans is offering a four-day working week to staff in some departments, becoming the latest firm to propose flexible working in response to the economic downturn. The firm has […]

Central & Eastern Europe: Mountain rescue

Austria’s government is now spending e100bn on saving the country’s failing banks. Tom Phillips investigates After rebuilding eight former Communist nations that joined the EU in 2004, the banks of Austria are now fighting to stay afloat. How one of the world’s most secure banking communities found itself with loans of around e201bn (£185.87bn) – […]

Pair of CC property partners move to Abu Dhabi

Clifford Chance has boosted its Middle East offering by relocating London real estate partners Andrew Rolfe and Catherine Cook to Abu Dhabi. Clifford Chance has boosted its Middle East offering by relocating London real estate partners Andrew Rolfe and Catherine Cook to Abu Dhabi. The firm opened its Abu Dhabi branch in September 2008 with […]

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