Posts from August 2017
Planning and Competing Priorities: a choice between allotments and social housing highlights why we need the planning system - and the problems inherent in how we talk about it.
Earlier this month (on 2 August) the Guardian published an article exploring the issues raised by a controversial planning proposal. The...17/08/17
Those seeking a refund of fees will have to wait a little while longer - this just in from the Employment Tribunals (England and...17/08/17
The Upper Tribunal has denied VAT zero-rating for dwellings converted from partly non-residential and partly residential areas in a...16/08/17
You might wonder why a Court of Appeal case about interpretation of a statutory instrument about highways should be setting warning...12/08/17
The Employment Tribunals Presidents in England and Scotland have issued a Case Management Order, effectively staying (pausing) any case...11/08/17
The government is considering introducing measures to tackle unfair practices in the housing market. The possible measures being...10/08/17
The controversies of infrastructure: Is there a North /South funding gap? or are roads simply winning over railways?
Given that July and August are supposed to be the 'silly season' there has been a remarkable amount of news generated this summer. In...10/08/17
Construction colleague Mike Plews has digested and summarised the high profile LSE glass failure case. People may remember stories about...09/08/17
Mayor of London seeks power to both have cake and eat it by 'maximising' both Mayoral CIL and Affordable Housing provision
The provision of affordable housing in London is rather a contentious topic at the moment. This is not that surprising given that London...02/08/17
Post Office Money have released research looking at the affordability of homes in the 15 biggest UK cities. They considered average house...02/08/17
The new work Tzar, Sir David Metcalf has said that he wants tougher action against employers who underpay workers. His suggestions...02/08/17
The EAT has today ruled that voluntary overtime must be included in holiday pay. In the case of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v...01/08/17