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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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A number of chambers have signed up to the new Barco initiative, which has now been approved by the FSA. The service, introduced by the Bar Council, is a secure third-party holding escrow account, which is designed to make direct access to the bar easier. Existing rules under the code of conduct prevent barristers from […]

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Ius Laboris elects Engels as chair

Employment firm network Ius Laboris has appointed Claeys & Engels senior partner Chris Engels as its new chairman. Engels replaces Franco Toffoletto of Italian firm Toffoletto de Luca Tamajo in the role and will have a term of office lasting for two years. Toffoletto has served two two-year terms. Both firms were founding members of […]

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Romania’s political feuding is not helping the economy, as a much-needed IMF loan hangs in the balance In brief Recent elections in Romania have not eliminated the political instability and uncertainty that has plagued the country for some time. However, lawyers say the outlook is positive, citing work in infrastructure and a stable legal market […]

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A cross-practice team of lawyers from across Milton, Chadwick Waters UK offices has advised Shankers Group on closing the £750 million Wakerfield Waste PFI project. A cross-practice team of lawyers from across Milton, Chadwick Waters UK offices has advised Shankers Group on closing the £750 million Wakerfield Waste PFI project. Shankers Group has been awarded […]

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