COVID-19: Solving CIL Difficulties

New Community Infrastructure Levy Guidance and Section 106 Agreements The Difficulties The Community Infrastructure Levy (‘CIL’) is usually payable when development of a CIL-liable planning permission commences. The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (‘CIL Regs 2010’) require that standard payments are made within 60 days of the intended commencement date (regulation 70) and while the…

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Staying Alert – Contract Management post-lockdown

In a continuation of our blog series, Raechel Slattery explores the Crown Commercial Service’s “Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the Covid-19 emergency”. Public sector authorities will have considered the guidance issued by the CCS in PPN 02/20 which set out the ways in which they could…

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Can A Contract be Varied to Accommodate the post Lockdown “New Normal”?

As the country is now considering how to gradually move out of Lockdown it is becoming apparent that for a considerable period we will be living with a “new normal”. As such, it is possible that emergency variations made with an intention that they would be temporary and short-term may in fact need to be…

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Mohamed & Lahrie v London Borough of Waltham Forest and Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Sharpe Pritchard LLP acted for the London Borough of Waltham Forest (the ‘Council’) in defence of two claims for judicial review of decisions made against Mr Mohammed and Mrs Lahrie (the ‘Claimants’), directors of property companies operating, and owners of property, in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. On 7 May 2020, the High Court…

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