A group of Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) experts from across our various client sectors have gazed into their crystal ball and given us a view on how 2021 is looking.
New Regulations, the Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England) Regulations 2015, have been passed so that for displacements occurring on or after 1 October 2015 the home loss payment due:
- to a person with an owner’s interest (so a long leaseholder or freeholder) will be calculated as 10% of the value of the property subject to:
- a minimum of £5,300 (up from £4,900); and
- a maximum of £53,000 (up from £49,000).
- to a person in any other circumstance (so in reality a tenant) £5,300 (up from £4,900).
Registered Providers will need to ensure that budget forecasts for redevelopment are adjusted to take account of the change, policy documents are updated and accurate offers made to occupiers who are due to be displaced on or after 1 October 2015. There is also a practical question of whether landlords offer voluntary increases in payments now to incentivise people to move out now rather than waiting to October to receive the higher payments.
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Luton Borough Council was prosecuted by the HSE late last year following an incident at a high school in which an assistant headteacher was attacked by a pupil and left with life-changing injuries.
This ebriefing looks at the proposal to set out 'public procurement principles' in the proposed procurement legislation.
Happy New Year - our first newsletter of 2021! Throughout this year we will continue to bring you news and developments relating to the charities sector.
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