News for November, 2013

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November 28, 2013

High-speed rail legislation published

The Government has introduced the legislation required for its proposed new high speed rail project, known as HS2.

November 22, 2013

CASE SUMMARY: Employment Appeals Tribunal

Unfair dismissal Acts 1977 to 2007 – constructive dismissal – altercation – written warning – alternative employment – safe working conditions.

November 22, 2013

CASE SUMMARY: Coyle v Finnegan & anor

Executors of will – promise -- devise and bequest of farm – consideration for labour – change of will – specific performance or quantum meruit – estoppel – detriment – unconscionable.

November 21, 2013

New pre-application consultation regime for wind farms

New measures, due to be laid before Parliament shortly, will require developers seeking planning permission for virtually all onshore wind developments to consult the local community before submitting a formal planning application.

November 20, 2013

Important steps completed in reform of financial instruments accounting

The completion of a package of amendments to the accounting requirements for financial instruments involving hedge accounting, own credit and the effective date of IFRS 9 were announced by the IASB on 19 November 2013.

November 15, 2013

Consultation: Amendments to hedge accounting proposed

Proposals in UK and Irish GAAP designed to make hedge accounting accessible for a wider range of hedging relationships have been issued for consultation in a financial reporting exposure draft (FRED) by the FRC.

November 14, 2013

Thames estuary airport plans clarified

Further details of how a Thames estuary airport would operate have been unveiled by the consortium behind London Britannia Airport, the proposed six-runway project formerly dubbed the ‘Boris Island’ scheme.

November 14, 2013

MPs advise caution over biodiversity offsetting

Government plans to introduce a system of 'biodiversity offsetting' for new building developments could enhance the way the planning system accounts for the damage done to valuable natural habitats, a committee of MPs have concluded.

November 14, 2013

Coastal Concordat agreed to spur development

Ports, marina builders and coastal developers are set to benefit from a streamlined English planning and regulation regime as a result of a new coastal concordat agreed between Whitehall, regulatory watchdogs and the Local Government Association.

November 8, 2013

Public register of company ownership to be created

Details of who owns and controls UK companies are to be made publicly accessible in order to boost corporate transparency, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced.

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