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UK advising China on PFI

The UK has sent officials to China to give advice on how to involve the private sector in building infrastructure including schools and hospitals, the Financial Times said .  24 Jun 2015

Ban on non-EU corporate ownership of Scottish land dropped from final land reform legislation

Controversial proposals that would have prevented companies, trusts and partnerships from owning land in Scotland unless they were registered within the EU have been dropped from a package of land reform measures proposed by the Scottish government. 24 Jun 2015

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'Phased' construction work could create VAT problems for universities, expert says

FOCUS: Funding constraints often mean that universities have to construct new buildings in two or more 'phases'. However, doing so can create unwelcome and unexpected VAT issues for universities, as a recent VAT tribunal decision showed. 23 Jun 2015

Proposed planning changes will make it easier for universities to compete, says expert

FOCUS: Policies proposed by the Conservative Party during the recent general election campaign would increase the competiveness of UK higher education. It is therefore vital that universities are able to offer modern facilities and the best student experience.... 15 Jun 2015

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