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Keeping planning permissions alive

United Kingdom - October 1 2007 The changes made to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004), which generally reduced the life of permissions from five to three years, will have a significant impact on developers

Discrimination for political affiliation in the UK

United Kingdom - January 31 2013 UK law does not currently protect employees specifically from dismissal on the grounds of their political beliefs or affiliation. In the

Making claims in administrationliquidation as an unsecured creditor: the process of proving debts owed by the company

United Kingdom - September 8 2010 Insolvency procedures involving companies are complex and generally take a long time to complete

Loans to directors under the Companies Act 2006

United Kingdom - September 2 2008 On 1 October 2007, modifications to the rules governing loans and related dealings between a company and its directors or those of its holding company were brought into force

USUK dual qualified charities

United Kingdom, USA - November 26 2010 US citizens (and other individuals subject to US income tax) who are resident in the UK, may be subject to tax in either the US or the UK when they make contributions to charity unless the charity is dual qualified

New nationally significant electric line threshold confirmed

United Kingdom - April 19 2013 The Planning Act infrastructure consenting regime is compulsory for sixteen types of infrastructure, for projects above a certain size threshold in

2013 - the year ahead in charity law

United Kingdom - April 18 2013 CIOs are a new legal form of charity, introduced by the Charities Act 2006, but which are only now being brought into effect. They are an

The Hodgson Review- interim government response published

United Kingdom - April 17 2013 On 3 December 2012, the Government published its interim response to Lord Hodgson's Report on his review of the operation of the Charities Act 2006

Growth and Infrastructure Bill pings, but will it pong?

United Kingdom - April 17 2013 Yesterday, the House of Commons considered the amendments to the Bill that had been made in the House of Lords - the two houses have to agree on the

HMRC guidance on gift aid declarations

United Kingdom - April 16 2013 In February 2012, HMRC published amended guidance relating to the declarations donors must make if they want their donation to charity to benefit