Oct 18, 2021
The Court of Appeal has refused Hillingdon Council permission to appeal in a dispute about the arrangements for the routeing of lorries to and from HS2 construction sites in the borough.
Oct 18, 2021
Browne Jacobson’s government and infrastructure team has advised Manchester City Council on the set up of the Civic Quarter Heat Network (CQHN), a sustainable energy project which aims to provide the City of Manchester with an efficient and environmentally friendly heat and power network to power some of its most high profile and historically listed buildings.
Oct 14, 2021
Camden Council has become the latest authority to announce that it is looking to issue climate bonds as a way of financing a range of environmental projects across the borough.
Oct 12, 2021
The government has confirmed that social landlords will be exempt from the Residential Property Developer Tax (RPDT) when it is introduced next year.
Oct 04, 2021
The LGiU thinktank has set out six principles that it believes should underpin the Government’s forthcoming Levelling Up White Paper.
Sep 28, 2021
Law firm Bevan Brittan has bolstered its Construction Team with the appointment of two partners and two senior associates.
Sep 20, 2021
Nottinghamshire County Council is to debate plans to return to a leader and cabinet model, having operated a committee-style model since 2021.
Sep 20, 2021
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is to become the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the Government has announced.
Sep 14, 2021
Law firm Trowers & Hamlins has advised Warwick District Council on the financing of a new partnership with Vistry Partnerships that will lead to the development of over 600 homes.
Sep 07, 2021
National law firm Freeths has advised Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) on a collaboration with Plymouth City Council, to develop a new community-owned solar farm.
Sep 06, 2021
The Cabinet Office has updated its procurement policy note and guidance on reserving below threshold procurements to provide additional clarification on the application of the policy for other contracting authorities, reservations by supplier location and transparency requirements.
Sep 03, 2021
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to take enforcement action over planning concerns relating to the Biomass Gasification Plant in Barry.
Sep 02, 2021
Warrington Brough Council has been caught in controversy after making an unusually large loan to a company controlled by a billionaire.
Aug 26, 2021
Energy regulator Ofgem has launched a probe into a company involved in a solar panel scheme with Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
Aug 23, 2021
The High Court has granted the Good Law Project permission for its legal challenge against three Whitehall departments over the multi-billion pound “Levelling Up Fund”.
Aug 19, 2021
The Treasury is to allow local authorities to borrow from the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) to refinance debt even when this has been incurred on commercial property projects now ineligible for the board’s support.
Jul 27, 2021
Law firm Trowers & Hamlins has advised the London Borough of Enfield on a compulsory purchase order relating to strategic infrastructure works necessary to enable the £6bn Meridian Water regeneration.
Jul 22, 2021
Suez Recycling and Recovery Surrey has won a stay of proceedings in a dispute with Surrey County Council over the provision of waste infrastructure.
Jul 15, 2021
The Prime Minister has signalled that the Government will adopt a more flexible approach devolution in England, saying “we need to re-write the rulebook”, with new deals for the counties.
Jul 13, 2021
The Government has launched an operational review of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) regime with the aim of some projects going through the process in up to half the time than at present.
Jun 17, 2021
A row has erupted between Melton Borough Council and Leicestershire County Council after the latter refused on legal advice to accept a £15m government grant.
Jun 14, 2021
A Cambridge college has lost an action over whether it should have received a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant towards a biomedical laboratories project, despite succeeding on one point in a judicial review.
Jun 02, 2021
A local activist group has lost a challenge at the Court of Appeal to the London Borough of Southwark’s grant of planning permission for a major redevelopment of the Elephant and Castle area.
Jun 01, 2021
A High Court judge has rejected a judicial review challenge over the lawfulness of regulations that extinguished contractors’ right to Local Government Pension Scheme “exit credits” with retrospective effect.
Jun 01, 2021
The Tees Valley Combined Authority is to establish a group-wide legal services framework agreement worth an estimated £5m-7.5m over four years.
May 18, 2021
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised the way a North Yorkshire district council administered a discretionary grant scheme which was designed to help businesses impacted by Covid-19.
May 17, 2021
Harlow District Council has named five law firms to a £4m, four-year contract to support its in-house legal team in delivering advice for major projects.
May 12, 2021
The DVLA has handed law firm Gowling WLG a two-year contract worth more than £830,000 to advise on the expiry of a major PFI agreement.
May 11, 2021
Bills covering planning, procurement, subsidy control, judicial review and electoral integrity are among the key pieces of legislation outlined in today’s Queen’s Speech.
Apr 27, 2021
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has appointed law firm Pinsent Masons to provide projects legal advice under a contract potentially worth up to £4m over three years.