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UK “feed in tariff” scheme to close on 31 March 2019

The UK’s feed in tariff (FiT) scheme was introduced in 2010 to promote small-scale renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies. Since its inception, households and small businesses that have installed such technologies have been eligible for payments depending on the amount of electricity their installations generate and export to the grid. However, following an announcement […]

NHS Continuing Care Funding

More than three thousand people died in England last year awaiting an NHS decision on their eligibility for home care funding. Continuing healthcare (CHC) is a funding package which is given to people with severe and complex health and social care needs, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, but who are not in hospital. Applications should […]

Agricultural workers as protected tenants

A small but significant number of farms have estate cottages which are occupied by active or retired agricultural workers who still have lifetime security of tenure under the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976. Any worker who lived in a property provided by his employer before the Housing Act came into force may be protected, even if […]

Pre-liquidation waste removal liabilities and insolvency – expense or unsecured claim?

Statutory environmental clean-up costs relating to a Waste Removal Notice served under section 59 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), prior to liquidation, can be classed as an expense of the Insolvency Practitioner (IP) and not a contingent debt. It is rare for a statutory liability to rank ahead of the claims of […]

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