Loyalty Management UK Ltd v Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs [2007] EWCA Civ 1928 – WLR Daily

Posted October 9th, 2007 in law reports, VAT by sally

Loyalty Management UK Ltd v Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs [2007] EWCA Civ 1928

The supply of goods or services by a retailer when redeeming loyalty points collected by a customer under the Nectar Loyalty Scheme was, for VAT purposes, a supply of “redemption services” to the scheme operator, as well as of goods and services to the customer, and the scheme operator was therefore entitled to input tax credit on its payments, by way of a “service charge”, to the retailer.”

WLR Daily, 9th October 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk Please note: once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

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Knifed to death over a mobile phone, London’s 20th teenage murder victim – The Times

Posted October 9th, 2007 in murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

“A 17-year-old student, stabbed to death as he tried to prevent the theft of a friend’s phone, has become the twentieth teenager to be murdered in London this year.”

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The Times, 9th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Society of Lloyd’s v Henderson and Others; Lowe and Others v Society of Lloyd’s; Society of Lloyd’s v Stockwell and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted October 9th, 2007 in law reports, Lloyd's, misfeasance in public office by sally

Lloyd’s not a public officer

Society of Lloyd’s v. Henderson and Others;  Lowe and Others v. Society of Lloyd’s;  Society of Lloyd’s v. Stockwell and Others

Court of Appeal

“The Society of Lloyd’s was not a public officer for the purposes of the tort of misfeasance in public office.”

The Times, 9th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Regina (Federation of Tour Operators and others) v HM Treasury and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted October 9th, 2007 in air passenger duty, law reports by sally

Challenge to doubling of air passenger duty fails

Regina (Federation of Tour Operators and Others) v. HM Treasury and Others

Queen’s Bench Division

“The doubling of air passenger duty at seven weeks’ notice was not unlawful.”

The Times, 9th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted October 9th, 2007 in legislation by sally

The Welfare Reform Act 2007 (Commencement No. 4, and Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007

The Disease Control (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2007

The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2007

The Parochial Fees Order 2007

The Housing Benefit (Local Housing Allowance and Information Sharing) Amendment Regulations 2007

The Housing Benefit (State Pension Credit) (Local Housing Allowance and Information Sharing) Amendment Regulations 2007

The Housing Benefit (Local Housing Allowance, Miscellaneous and Consequential) Amendment Regulations 2007

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted October 9th, 2007 in legislation by sally

The European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007

The Education (Recognition of School Teachers’ Professional Qualifications) (Consequential Provisions) (England) Regulations 2007

The Companies (Tables A to F) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2007

The Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Gloucestershire) (Cheltenham, Cotswold, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury) Order 2007

The Bus Lane Contraventions (Approved Local Authorities) (England) (Amendment) (No. 7) Order 2007

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Greater protection against hate and sex crimes – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 9th, 2007 in children, incitement, press releases, sexual offences by sally

“New legislation which will strengthen the protection to the public from sex offenders and hate crime has been set out in proposals by the Government.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 8th October 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Watchdog raps “harsh” tax credits – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2007 in news, tax credits by sally

“The tax credit system is ‘unfair’ to some of the UK’s poorest families, the Parliamentary Ombudsman has said.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Children donor awareness rejected – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2007 in birth certificates, embryology, news by sally

“Ministers have rejected calls to force parents who have children via egg or sperm donation to register the fact on the birth certificate.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Organ donation a “Christian duty” – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2007 in Church of England, human tissue, news, organ transplants by sally

“The Church of England has declared organ donation to be a Christian duty, in keeping with giving oneself and one’s possessions freely.

 It [the Church] was taking part in a House of Lords consultation on whether there should be an EU-wide position on organ donation.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Children may be barred from screen violence – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2007 in children, internet, news, violence by sally

“A major inquiry into the impact of the internet and violent video games on children is launched today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Private jail needs public sector rescue, says chief inspector – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“One of the most troubled privately-run jails in Britain urgently needs a team of public sector managers to come in and bail it out, according to a report by the chief inspector of prisons published today.”

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The Guardian, 9th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Who has the best human rights job? – The Times

Posted October 9th, 2007 in news by sally

“John Wadham could not be more pleased with his new role. Frances Gibb.”

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 The Times, 9th October 2007

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Doctors’ rebellion forces embryo research U-turn – The Times

Posted October 9th, 2007 in embryology, human tissue, news by sally

“Ministers performed a U-turn yesterday over the future of fertility treatment and research using hybrid human-animal embryos. After a revolt by doctors, scientists and patients, first reported in The Times, the Department of Health announced that it was scrapping its controversial money-saving plan to merge the watchdogs for fertility treatment and human tissue.”

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The Times, 9th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Champion jockey Fallon “rigged races in £2.2 million betting fraud” – The Times

Posted October 9th, 2007 in fraud, gambling, news by sally

“Kieren Fallon, the six-times Champion Jockey and international racing icon, took part in a multimillion pound conspiracy to defraud the betting public, an Old Bailey jury was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 9th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Inciting hatred against gays could lead to 7 years in prison – The Times

Posted October 9th, 2007 in homosexuality, incitement, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“The Government is to make it a crime to incite hatred because of a person’s sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, Jack Straw announced last night.”

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The Times, 9th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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