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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

Probate matters: advertising for creditors

United Kingdom - December 1 2008 Hidden in a newspaper's 'Legal Notices' you may have seen advertisements which are headed with the name of a deceased person together with the line: 'Pursuant to Section 27, Trustee Act 1925 (as amended)'

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

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

Nomination agreements make student accommodation an attractive investment in a depressed property market

United Kingdom - June 19 2012 Jonathan Fewster, partner at Bircham Dyson Bell LLP, believes that student accommodation schemes are where investors are turning their attention because they can be underpinned by nomination agreements from the Universities, placing the risk on the institution not the investor

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