Drones are becoming increasingly popular both for recreational use and for professional applications including surveillance and data gathering. We anticipate that the drone industry is an area which is likely to continue to expand considerably over the coming years and that there is significant potential for this technology to benefit a wide variety of industries, not least in agriculture, saving time and increasing yields.
The display of advertisements is subject to a separate consent process within the Planning law. This consent process is principally set out in the Town & Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 (as amended) (the 2007 Regulations) which came into force on 6 April 2007. The purpose of this Guidance Note is to provide outline advice only on advertisement control.
This Briefing Note provides a very brief summary about the changes made to the Planning Act 2008 by section 60 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, meaning that housing can be included in an application for new Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs).
Following the uproar to the large increases in the draft 2017 valuation lists and the concern of many businesses that they were facing increases that were disproportionate the Chancellor announced in his budget three additional reforms on top of those already announced, that he hoped would help the transition:
- Support for small businesses losing Small Business Rate Relief
- English local authorities discretionary relief to support hard-hit businesses
- £1000 business rate discount for public houses
This Guidance Note gives details of these changes, and gives an outline of the Non Domestic Rates systems, reliefs, and appeals.
This guidance note provides an overview of the application of non domestic rates to renewable energy installations with some focus on solar PV and the impact of the 2017 rates revaluation.
Many farmers and landowners let furnished accommodation to holiday visitors. Not only does this create income tax liability on the rental income, it may also have tax implications on areas such as capital gains tax (CGT) and inheritance tax (IHT).
This Briefing Note sets out an analysis of the Housing reforms outlined in the Housing White Paper together with some CLA commentary.
This Briefing Note sets out an analysis of the Planning reforms outlined in the Housing White Paper together with some CLA commentary.
A Government review of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme was undertaken in Spring 2016 with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) finally publishing its response on 14 December 2016. This note summarises the main changes of relevance to CLA members.