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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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Care centres meet with approval

Family lawyers have welcomed the opening of nine new care and family hearing centres. Eileen Pembridge, chair of the Law Society’s family law committee, says waiting times have been growing and travelling has proved a problem in some areas. The Lord Chancellor’s Department decided to increase the number of nominated County Courts after a review […]

Financings

BCE Holdings was advised by Wallace & Partners in relation to an u11m placing of shares primarily to fund acquisitions.

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Since I built my first crystal set at the age of eight, technology has been a fascination. By the age of 12 my bedroom was wired for sound and much more besides. Visitors had to announce their identity over an intercom system. If I wanted to see them I would press a button on the […]

Kienzle shows legal market commitment

Over 60 law firms attended the Kienzle Solicitors User Group annual meeting and conference in Reading. Delegates “were impressed by the commitment of the group to the legal market,” says user group chair Andrew Priest, finance director of Davies Arnold Cooper. Kienzle says its ARISTA practice management system had over 40 new law firm users […]

Addison makes exit from CPS

Neil Addison, the Bar Council member and Crown Prosecutor who was controversially suspended last November after writing newspaper articles without his employer’s consent, has left the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) with a settlement in hand. But issues raised by the suspension continue to worry barristers and a call to terminate the Director of Public Prosecution’s […]

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