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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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Social networking giant Facebook has named Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s co-head of IT and data privacy, Ashlie Beringer, as its deputy general counsel. Beringer replaces former deputy Colin Stretch, who took the general counsel role over from former legal boss Ted Ullyot in July (21 June 2013). The Palo Alto-based litigation partner, who joined Gibson […]

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Rodoljub Šabić, the commissioner for information of public importance and personal data protection in the Republic of Serbia, said on 17 September 2013 that a large number of employees’ personal data is being processed on the basis of their ‘consent’, which may not be considered a valid legal basis taking into account the completely unequal […]

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This memorandum outlines the steps necessary under the Companies Act 1981 of Bermuda for a Bermuda-exempted company to discontinue from Bermuda to a foreign jurisdiction. Under Bermuda law, one or more Bermuda-exempted companies may merge or amalgamate with one or more bodies incorporated outside Bermuda, and the surviving or amalgamating entity may continue in the […]

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