In the first of a series, this article examines the impact of the Derby case on how local authorities should apply and charities can claim business rate relief.
We have known for a while that the State aid rules were unlikely to fall away following Brexit.
In the event of a “no-deal” Brexit, the Government has now laid draft regulations (The State Aid (EU Exit) Regulations 2019) before Parliament to establish a national framework for State aid. You can also find the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) guidance for a no-deal scenario, here.
At least initially, the rules are not going to change fundamentally. However, post-Brexit, it will be interesting to see how the CMA adapts to taking on the EU Commission’s role as regulator, and whether there is an increase in enforcement activity.
We also hope that the CMA will take the opportunity to consult on and issue new substantive guidance to help public bodies and those receiving support from the State, to navigate complex issues with a degree of assurance; especially as to distortion of competition, market operator benchmarking and the operation of Services of General Economic Interest.
We will provide further updates and commentary on the proposed framework in due course.
For further information on this briefing, please contact Alex Lawrence.
“Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2018/19” published by the CQC, has found that although improvements have been made, healthcare services need to do more to comply with their human rights duties.
The IPPR North report says that this Parliament must be the “Devolution Parliament” to truly “level up” the country.
On 20 January 2020, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) issued Advice for Building Owners of Multi-storey, Multi-occupied Residential Buildings.
The Society for Computers and Law (SCL) has introduced an Adjudication Scheme for IT Projects and Services.
The board of a housing services company was reportedly dismissed in December 2019 following the discovery of a variety of safety and hygiene issues in the properties they manage.
The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) place certain responsibilities on anyone supplying and charging for heating, cooling or hot water (the heat supplier).
In our latest Company Secretary Update, we focus on the Queen’s Speech over Christmas and the recommendations and commitments in relation to housing.
So after two days of legal argument, the Supreme Court have now retired to reach their decision in the joined cases of Tomlinson-Blake v the Royal Mencap Society and Shannon v Rampersad.
Anthony Collins Solicitors has revealed details of its annual social impact, including advising on funding deals for building 19,603 new homes and setting up 90 new charities.
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