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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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Slight confusion in the offshore world this week when itappeared that one of the leading firms had merged with awell-known chain of newsagents. Slight confusion in the offshore world this week when it appeared that one of the leading firms had merged with a well-known chain of newsagents. However, offshore giant Ogier has, in fact, […]

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Local authorities instigate ‘panel sharing’ scheme

A consortium of 18 South of England local authorities have banded together to select a combined legal panel and have managed to cut their legal costs by up to a third in the process. The consortium was led by the heads of legal at Salisbury District Council, Swindon Borough Council, Wiltshire County Council and North […]

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Clifford Chance is set to save £10m with its plan to transfer 300 jobs to Delhi next year. As first revealed last week on www.thelawyer.com (2 October), the magic circle firm is about to launch a shared-service centre in Delhi, which will comprise part of the global finance and IT support function. Accordingly, the accounting […]

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