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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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Nicholas Nixon, who claims he was wrongfully dismissed by Alfred McAlpine (International), is suing the company for damages for alleged breach of an employment contract in August 1995, wrongful dismissal and misrepresentation. Writ issued by Hodge Jones & Allen, London NW1. Legal practice Masons, of London EC1, is suing Iaf Properties of London EC4, for […]

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A flurry of consultation papers has appeared from the Lord Chancellor’s department (LCD) over the past two months. There have been papers on multi-party actions, clinical negligence and, most recently, proposed new procedures for specialist jurisdictions. This latest paper deals with High Court procedure and, in particular, whether the existing divisions should be altered. Surprisingly, […]

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