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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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Pensions position

Lovell White Durrant pensions partner Jane Samsworth has won a place on the Council of the Society of Pensions Consultants, the governing body of the Society of Pension Consultants.

Law Soc drops secrecy plan

In a major U-turn, plans by the Law Society to restrict members access to information have been scrapped. Three weeks ago The Lawyer reported that next week’s council meeting would consider banning members from seeing confidential papers from any committee bar those they sit on, except on a “need to know” basis. But the plan […]

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Chris Dunn and Louise Barron of Manchester law firm Slater Heelis advised a management team on its buy out/buy in of family-owned automotive-to-aerospace component manufacturing company Lancaster Glass Fibre.

Integrating the court and benefit system

Susan Deas believes that if a fraction of the money that is directed at the CSA was spent on court services, the country would have a “Rolls Royce system’ A radical overhaul of the existing child support system was announced by the Secretary of State for Social Security Harriet Harman last week. The Government is […]

Two-nil to Dentons in “take or pay' litigation

Denton Hall has chalked up a second gas “take-or-pay” supply case victory over Herbert Smith in just two months. Last week Mr Justice Colman found in favour of National Power, advised by Denton Hall litigation partner Cathy Wilcox, in its action to recover over £20m plus interest which it claimed was due for gas delivered […]

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