On 24 July 2018, the Government published the long-awaited revised National Planning Policy Framework ('NPPF2'). This article sets out 10 key areas within NPFF2, which we consider will be of interest to our contacts involved in the housing sector.
Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has drafted a report for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), providing guidance for local authorities and other public bodies on developing heat network projects in collaboration with non-public investors in the UK.
The popularity of excepted group life trusts (EGLTs) has increased in recent years, especially for those individuals who have applied for lifetime allowance protection and cannot have "relevant benefit accrual" under a registered pension scheme or where the employer offers high multiples of salary as a lump sum death benefit.
In Barclays Bank v Various Claimants  EWCA Civ 1670 the Court of Appeal considered whether the High Court was correct when it decided that Barclays Bank (the Bank) was vicariously liable for sexual assaults committed by a doctor who had been engaged by the Bank to undertake pre-employment medical examinations on prospective female employees.