Local authorities have right to recover millions in VAT

4 November 2020

A decision by the First-tier Tribunal (tax chamber) (FTT) with regard to “non-business sports” appeals opens the gates for councils to recoup millions in VAT according to KPMG whose solicitors represented Chelmsford and Midlothian councils in the case.

Liverpool to pioneer Modern Methods of Construction

4 November 2020

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has announced the launch of a programme that could make it a national centre of excellence for modern methods of construction (MMC) for housing and related infrastructure.

NHS strengthens mental health support for staff

3 November 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced an extra £15 million investment to strengthen mental health support for nurses, paramedics, therapists, pharmacists and support staff ahead of winter pressures on the system.

Views sought on UK-Japan trade agreement

3 November 2020

Parliament’s International Trade Committee has launched an inquiry on the recently signed UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) considering, among other issues, how it differs from the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (JEEPA).