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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Dilapidations – coffee sweetener as a measure of loss

Coffee sweetener as a measure of loss? Honestly? Well…

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What’s keeping your Nan from getting a hospital bed?

“The pension tax regime is causing growing NHS waiting lists”. That quote, or something similar, is probably a headline you’ll have seen over the past few months. The story behind the headline? HMRC’s method of calculating earnings has resulted in senior doctors incurring significant tax charges when they work additional shifts - meaning that many are now refusing to do so. 

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Housing Land Supply – continuing conflict and some judicial clarity

Housing land supply, and in particular planning authorities’ obligations at all times to maintain an effective 5-year supply, continues to be a source of tension and dispute between developers and authorities.

This tension partly arises out of the fact that calculating and evidencing supply, and how the relevant policies should operate, are not very well understood. Add to this that Scottish Ministers withdrew their draft advice on how housing land supply should be calculated, and it is no wonder conflicts have ended up in court.

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