Commercial development

Persons with significant control and how to identify them

On 6 April 2016 Part 21A and Schedule 1A to the Companies Act 2006 (“CA 2006”) came into force. Every company and LLP falling within the scope of those sections is now required to keep a register of people with significant control (“PSC”) over that company, known as a PSC register. As this requirement applies to all UK companies and LLPs (with limited exceptions), and due to the penalties that could be issued for non-compliance, it is important for officers to be aware of their obligations.

If only Ronseal produced licence agreements

“It does what it says on the tin”, was, when first unveiled, a welcome departure from the usual overblown product claims. What made the campaign successful was the unambiguous labelling which conveyed a succinct message. If only agreements regulating the occupation of land were equally clear; unfortunately just because an agreement is labelled a licence, does not mean it is.

Energy efficient buildings: solutions to a conundrum

Energy”, “Climate Change”, “Carbon Emissions” – all terms that we hear on a daily basis. The Government’s commitment to an 80% carbon reduction by 2050 is a big target and, whilst clean energy production and the latest technology design create regular headlines, there is less publicity on what can be done to improve the efficiency of those buildings already constructed.
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