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Business rates structural review will be 'fiscally neutral', says UK Treasury

The UK government will consider structural changes to the way in which business rates payable on commercial properties across England are calculated as part of a "radical review" of the current system, it has announced. 17 Mar 2015

Supreme Court: Newhaven beach not 'village green' as public had implied permission to use it

Further development of the port area in Newhaven, East Sussex can go ahead as planned after the UK's highest court ruled that the area could not be registered as a town or village green (TVG). 25 Feb 2015

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Winchester property development case highlights changeable 'material variations' test under procurement rules

A ruling by the High Court in London highlights the demanding nature of a legal test that is used to determine whether local authorities can make changes to old property development agreements without having to re-procure for the delivery of the revised deal,... 16 Feb 2015

Long-term vacant shops should be 'demolished or converted', UK retail expert says

Shop vacancy rates across the UK are slowly improving, but a significant number may never be reoccupied, according to researchers at the Local Data Company (LDC). 05 Feb 2015

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