Expect forward-looking UK corporate tax reform in coming months – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 18th, 2022 in consultations, corporation tax, government departments, news, taxation by sally

‘This year may finally provide the UK chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, with an opportunity to develop medium to long-term strategic corporate tax policies.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th February 2022

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Research Briefing: Social Housing Reform in England: What Next? – House of Commons Library

Posted February 18th, 2022 in bills, government departments, housing, news, parliament, rent by tracey

‘The Government’s social housing white paper is intended to deliver transformational change for social housing residents in England. This briefing outlines the measures set out in the white paper, stakeholder reaction and the next steps.’

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House of Commons Library, 16th February 2022

Source: commonslibrary.parliament.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 18th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/127 – The Council Tax (Demand Notices and Reduction Schemes) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/119 – The Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Act 2021 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/118 – The Safeguarding (Code of Practice) Measure 2021 (Commencement and Transitional Provision) Order 2022

SI 2022/124 – The Competition Act 1998 (Health Services for Patients in England) (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2022

SI 2022/122 – The Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (Amendment) (England) Order 2022

SI 2022/96 – The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Entry into Enclosed Spaces) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/137 – The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/156 – The Competition Appeal Tribunal (Recording and Broadcasting) Order 2022

SI 2022/145 – The Inspectors of Education, Children’s Services and Skills Order 2022

SI 2022/141 – The Countryside Stewardship (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/139 – The Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme (Extension) Order 2022

SI 2022/146 – The International Organization for Marine Aids to Navigation (Legal Capacities) Order 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 18th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Bloomberg LP v ZXC [2022] UKSC 5 (16 February 2022 )

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Hyman & Ors v Revenue And Customs [2022] EWCA Civ 185 (17 February 2022)

Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd & Anor [2022] EWCA Civ 189 (17 February 2022)

Finch On Behalf of the Weald Action Group, R (On the Application Of) v Surrey County Council & Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 187 (17 February 2022)

L (Fact-Finding Hearing: Fairness) [2022] EWCA Civ 169 (17 February 2022)

Alebrahim v BM Design London Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 183 (17 February 2022)

The Counsel General for Wales, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [2022] EWCA Civ 181 (16 February 2022)

Steve Ward Services (UK) Ltd v Davies & Davies Associates Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 153 (14 February 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Maxfield-Martin v Solicitors Regulation Authority [2022] EWHC 307 (Admin) (17 February 2022)

SB (A Child), R (On the Application Of) v Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea [2022] EWHC 308 (Admin) (17 February 2022)

Good Law Project & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v The Prime Minister & Anor [2022] EWHC 298 (Admin) (15 February 2022)

Sawati v General Medical Council [2022] EWHC 283 (Admin) (11 February 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

BNM Parkstone LLP v Khazai & Anor [2022] EWHC 345 (Ch) (17 February 2022)

Minor Hotel Group MEA DMCC v Dymant & Anor [2022] EWHC 340 (Ch) (17 February 2022)

Waterside Nursery Ltd, Re [2022] EWHC 327 (Ch) (16 February 2022)

Cardiff City Football Club (Holdings) Ltd, Re [2022] EWHC 322 (Ch) (15 February 2022)

Wilson & Anor v McNamara & Ors [2022] EWHC 243 (Ch) (15 February 2022)

Prime London Holdings 11 Ltd Thurloe Lodge Ltd [2022] EWHC 303 (Ch) (14 February 2022)

Eville & Jones (Group) Ltd & Anor v Aldiss & Ors [2022] EWHC 269 (QB) (11 February 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Floreat Investment Management Ltd v Churchill & Ors [2022] EWHC 357 (Comm) (18 February 2022)

ED & F Man Capital Markets Ltd v Come Harvest Holdings Ltd & Ors [2022] EWHC 229 (Comm) (16 February 2022 )

Vale SA v Steinmetz & Ors [2022] EWHC 343 (Comm) (15 February 2022)

Rapid Displays Inc & Anor v Ahkye & Anor [2022] EWHC 274 (Comm) (10 February 2022)

High Court (Family Division)

GC v AS (No. 2) [2022] EWHC 310 (Fam) (09 February 2022)

C (Abduction: Article 13(b) & Child’s Objections) [2022] EWHC 311 (Fam) (09 February 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Hills v Tabe [2022] EWHC 316 (QB) (17 February 2022)

Richard Slade And Company Plc v Erlam [2022] EWHC 325 (QB) (16 February 2022)

Tamiz v Offley & Anor [2022] EWHC 305 (QB) (15 February 2022)

Vardy v Rooney & Anor [2022] EWHC 304 (QB) (14 February 2022)

Eville & Jones (Group) Ltd & Anor v Aldiss & Ors [2022] EWHC 269 (QB) (11 February 2022)

Source: www.bailii.org

Council agrees to pay £3,600+ over failure to secure significant part of SEN support for autistic boy – Local Government Lawyer

‘A county council has agreed to pay more than £3,600 following a Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) investigation into how a teenager on the autism spectrum was left without a significant proportion of his agreed special educational needs (SEN) support for up to three years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Electronic signatures “largest area of change” for property industry – Legal Futures

Posted February 18th, 2022 in conveyancing, delay, electronic filing, housing, news by sally

‘The use of electronic signatures has been the “single largest area of change” in technology for the property industry over the past 18 months, a survey has found.’

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Legal Futures, 16th February 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Radcliffe death: Driver who left girl, 11, dying in road is jailed – BBC News

‘A “reckless” driver who left an 11-year-old girl lying fatally injured in the road has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 17th February 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Security Services And Civil Liberties Groups Both Criticise Human Rights Act Overhaul – Each Other

‘The 580-page report of the Independent Human Rights Act Review (IHRAR) provides the backdrop to a series of oral evidence sessions now being held by parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR). In that report, both security services and human rights charities have issued warnings to the government over proposed changes to the Human Rights Act.’

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Each Other, 17th February 2022

Source: eachother.org.uk

England and Wales to get extra 4,000 prison places in record expansion – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2022 in Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, statistics by sally

‘Dominic Raab has announced the creation of 4,000 new prison places in England and Wales, as the government plans for an increase of almost 25% that could take the prison population to an all-time high.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

SmartWater: The forensic spray helping keep women safe – BBC News

‘The first person in the UK has been convicted and jailed for domestic abuse after being sprayed with SmartWater – a forensic liquid which shows up under ultraviolet light. The technology is being trialled by police forces in the hope of keeping women safe.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk