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Tax avoidance as a bar to Government contracts - an update

The Cabinet Office and Crown Commercial Service have provided guidance on the current procurement policy note regarding the use of the procurement process to promote tax compliance.

Service charge update - May 2015

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Selling Residential Property at Auction

Sale at auction is still a popular choice for residential investors, how can those with residential portfolios make the most of this trend?

Court of Appeal provides discrimination guidance

The Court of Appeal (CA) has provided guidelines to employers on how they could avoid being accused of discrimination when dismissing employees.

Why isn’t there more unsecured borrowing?

Lenders will always be risk averse. But should RPs just continue to accept this position in raising additional debt?

FSRU set to relieve Jordan’s gas-to-power sector

Regulating care roundtable

Leaders in the sector share their experience of the CQC’s new regulation and inspection regime to date.

A Knotty Problem

There is a lot to be said for a lush, mature garden offering privacy from neighbours. Purchasers may, however, get more than they bargained for where the vegetation turns out to be the invasive East Asian plant Japanese Knotweed, whilst owners face financial and legal consequences.

UK tax roundup for inward investment into UK residential real estate

The UK tax implications for inward investment into UK residential real estate have undergone unprecedented change during the last couple of years. It has become even more complex with the very recent introduction of a new Capital Gains Tax charge on non-residents and an entirely new tax called Diverted Profits Tax.

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The cost of information

How to protect against property fraud

Housing Matters - May 2015

Welcome to the May edition of Housing Matters.

HR Law - May 2015

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BIM bytes: How BIM can bind teams together

Mortgagee exclusion clauses: the answer to the housing crisis?

Karma contracts

REview: Fear factor favours Tories

Reducing risk with liquidated damages

Vijay Bange supports the recent evolution in the use of liquidated damages that makes it wise for contractors to speak to clients before making key project personnel changes.

Protecting your service in an economic boom

Your senior staff are a valuable commodity and, as the economy strengthens, and job opportunities improve, you should ensure that you have protected your organisation as best you can from departing employees seeking to make inroads into your business.

Election pledges and reforms to employment law

With the general election fast approaching, the political parties have indicated what reforms to employment law we should expect if they win.

Building Interest

Welcome to the April issue of Building Interest.

Housing Litigation Update Spring 2015

Welcome to the spring 2015 edition of Housing Litigation Update

Philosophical belief under Equality Act can include left-wing beliefs

General Election: Download our round-up of the main five parties’ pledges on employment issues

Quarterly Housing Update Spring 2015

Welcome to the spring edition of Quarterly Housing Update.

Affording charity

Is the affordable rent regime lawful for housing associations as charitable registered providers?

Quarterly Commercial Update

Welcome to the Spring 2015 edition of Quarterly Commercial Update.

Reshaping the public sector - what does the post-election landscape hold in store?

Whilst successive polls give conflicting views as to which political party/parties will form the next government, what is clear is that come the 8 May we are likely to see a number of changes ahead.

Adjudication: the cost of enforcement proceedings

Savoye and Savoye Ltd v Spicers Ltd is back in the spotlight – this time to issue guidelines on the recoverability of the costs of enforcement proceedings. Stephanie Geesink explains.

Like it or lump it

By using lump sum design and build contracts developers can require a contractor to bear financial risk

Procuring and Contracting for Social Value and Supply Chain Transparency:  CCEG Intangibles

The increasing prevalence of ethically and sustainably sourced products indicates consumer values influence supplier behaviour. Adverse media coverage of some international brands' alleged poor practices in their supply chains means citizens are realising "cheap is dear". However, is government?

Landlords could take regulator to court over judgments

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) could soon be faced with judicial reviews by social landlords over regulatory judgments, a lawyer has said.

The e-Borders arbitration settlement: the case for transparency

Contract variations: Crystal balls at the ready

Procuring and Contracting for Social Value and Supply Chain Transparency: CCEG Intangibles

Time to clear the muddy waters surrounding CIL liability

Top 10 issues in leisure contracts

Leisure provision is a high profile area of public sector service delivery and so negotiating an appropriate contract with the right partner is essential.

Whatever the rules, someone has to pay

A two-pronged assault on late payments doesn't guarantee any changes argues Assad Maqbool.

HR Law - April 2015

Welcome to the April edition of HR Law.