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.
A key point about starter homes is that the sections will only be brought into force by regulation, so there is no “starter” (sic) date.
After much debate, the Government got their way – when the sections are brought into force, planning authorities will have a duty to promote starter homes. Furthermore, once the sections are brought into force, the Secretary of State has the power to bring in regulations forcing planning authorities to include provision for starter homes in planning permissions.
For registered providers, this is all a step into the unknown; it is certainly the case that local authorities will not be able to ignore starter homes. But, since this policy was announced, it has become clear developers’ views of starter homes are very mixed indeed.
All this brings together an unstable cocktail. The question for registered providers is whether to view all this from the sideline or become developers in their own right.
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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.
Local authorities should be wary of reserving contracts for local suppliers, as recommended by Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 11/20. Other contracting authorities may want to maximise their use of this
Most housing practitioners have perhaps been waiting for this news since the latest lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister on 4 January 2021.
Climate change and biodiversity is an area where significantly faster changes are needed on a global and local basis.
Chris Lloyd Smith, Adrian Leonard and Lisa Whitehouse discuss the planning opportunities available to owners of businesses and how to prepare for unforeseen events.
In their 3rd podcast of the series, Chris Lloyd-Smith and Maria Ramon discuss a number of problems with and difficulties that can arise in mediation and the mechanisms they use to overcome them.
Our previous round-up began by sharing the news that two vaccines had shown very promising test results. Here we are, not even a month later, and the first vaccines have already been administered!
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