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  • NIMBYism (or is it?)

    The progress of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill was delayed last week during the report stage.  The reason for the delay? The perennial problem of housing, the lack…

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    Posted on 29 November, 2022 by Ortolan

  • ‘Tis the season… for a HR headache?

    It’s that time of year again and, after the last few years of relatively quiet festive periods as a result of the global pandemic, there are bound to be big Christmas…

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    Posted on 29 November, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Supreme Court Ruling Provides Clarity On The Need To Consider The Interests of Creditors

    The Supreme Court handed down its decision in BTI v Sequana [2022] UKSC 25 on 5 October 2022 in which it dismissed the appeal from the Court of Appeal decision in 2019 and…

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    Posted on 16 November, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Flexible Working Requests / Hybrid Working Agreements

    Whilst many bad things have resulted from Covid19 (understatement of the year!), many employees agree that one thing that appears to have changed for many employers is the…

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    Posted on 14 November, 2022 by Ortolan

  • IP Rights in Meltdown

    Many will remember last year’s battle between Aldi & M&S when M&S accused Aldi of copying their Colin the Caterpillar cake.  Whilst Aldi and M&S managed to settle their…

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    Posted on 4 November, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Investment Zone Expressions of Interest Submitted

    The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities invited expressions of interest for Investment Zones from 2 October to 14 October 2022.  The Zones will benefit…

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    Posted on 4 November, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Menopause in the workplace

    Following on from our article about the Menopause Workplace Pledge, in which at the time of writing more than 600 companies had signed up to, which was followed by a House of…

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    Posted on 4 November, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Proof required to reclaim VAT

    The Supreme Court recently and unanimously agreed that for a taxpayer to reclaim VAT they must first be able to prove how much VAT they have incurred. In HM Revenue and Customs…

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    Posted on 4 November, 2022 by Ortolan

  • IR35 not to be repealed after all

    Last month we reported on the reforms to IR35 in the Government’s “mini-budget” where  it was announced that the IR35 reforms introduced in 2017 and 2021, …

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    Posted on 4 November, 2022 by Ortolan

  • The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill 2022

    The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill was introduced to Parliament on 22nd September 2022 and aims to remove retained EU law from the statute books by the end of…

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    Posted on 6 October, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Changes to Stamp Duty

    The Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced changes to stamp duty (SDLT) with immediate effect in the government's mini-budget on 23 September. The rates are now:0%: £0 -…

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    Posted on 6 October, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Green Belt Growth in England

    Figures published on 16 September 2022 show that the extent of land in the Green Belt in England has increased for the first time since the methodology was introduced in…

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    Posted on 6 October, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Repeal of the IR35 “Off-Payroll Rules”

    In the recent “mini-budget”  it was announced that the IR35 reforms introduced in 2017 and 2021,  referred to as the “Off-Payroll Rules,”  will be…

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    Posted on 6 October, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Queen’s Counsel no more

    After the death of Her Majesty The Queen, the UK's elite counsel changed from QC to KC. All those previously holding the rank of Queen’s Counsel (“QC”) immediately…

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    Posted on 6 October, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Costs Case of the Decade

    It’s a case of third time lucky as the so-called ‘costs case of the decade’ was heard in the Court of Appeal this week. Previous hearings had been abandoned and…

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    Posted on 6 October, 2022 by Ortolan

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