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Review of "responsiveness and effectiveness" of business rates won't be enough for English retailers, experts say

The UK government's call for evidence on the "responsiveness and effectiveness" of business rates in England merely "tinkers around the edges" of a system in need of more fundamental reform, an expert has said. 14 Apr 2014

Ahead of the eagerly-awaited judgment in the M&S break notice case, the Court of Appeal has re-stated the need for strict compliance with break clause conditions

Tenants must "pay close attention to all the requirements" of a break clause and "follow them closely" if they want to be able to exercise a right to exit a lease early, the Court of Appeal has ruled. 04 Apr 2014

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Second reading of HS2 Hybrid Bill to take place on 28 April

The delayed second reading of the Hybrid Bill for the first phase High Speed 2 (HS2), described as the 'planning application' for the new national high-speed rail line, will take place on 28 April, according to the UK government's website. 04 Apr 2014

UK government considering changes to trespass rules to make it easier for shale gas developers, reports say

The UK government is considering changes to trespass laws that would allow developers to access oil and gas located under private land without necessarily obtaining the landowner's permission, a newspaper has reported. 03 Apr 2014

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