The UK government has published an amendment to the Feed in Tariff regulations, in the form of The Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) Order 2017. This follows on from an Ofgem consultation published in May 2016.
In January 2016, pupils of Oxgangs Primary in Edinburgh were forced to relocate when part of the school’s external wall collapsed during stormy weather. The discovery of defects in the wall prompted the investigation of other schools, resulting in the enforced closure of 17 schools across Edinburgh for several months while rectification works took place.
The Scottish Government is consulting on the future of unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland.
An interesting piece of research has recently been released that reveals many parents are reluctant to leave an inheritance, or give other forms of financial help, to their children once they are married out of fear that the marriage may end in divorce.
The requirements of a valid payment notice issued under a construction contract were considered in a previous update: “A Payment Notice? Be Clear?” with reference to the case of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust v Logan Construction (South East) Ltd  (“Surrey and Sussex”) a decision of the English High Court.
In one of our recent GDPR updates we reviewed the impact which the GDPR would have on data processors. As explained in that update, data processors will see a significant shift in their responsibilities under data protection laws after the introduction of the GDPR.
Most of us know the difference between being employed and being self-employed (or at least we think we do). And in everyday laymen’s terms, the difference is relatively straightforward and obvious – if you are employed, you work for someone else and, if you are self-employed, you ‘work for yourself’. But in the eyes of the law, the distinction is not always so straightforward, particularly because of a third category of ‘employment status’ – workers.
As featured in The Scotsman today.
As our series of Brexit [blogs] has illustrated, the EU Referendum result in June 2016 spawned a host of consequences, and many a discussion about the impact and implications of Brexit.
Contractual third party rights, one of Scotland’s most antiquated and inflexible laws is about to get the 21st Century treatment as a new bill was introduced last week in the Scottish Parliament.
The Scottish Government is consulting on The Future of the Scottish Planning System. The consultation proposes 20 reforms intended to improve planning across 4 key areas: improving development planning; empowering communities and promoting public trust; building more homes and delivering infrastructure; and improving leadership and resourcing. Key proposals include:
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