All Insights

Real estate

UK government concludes consultation on contractual controls on land

Proposed regulations include a public register of contractual control agreements to increase land ownership transparency
Energy and Utilities

Smart Power | UK energy market strategy in 2025, repowering and ethical supply chains

Welcome to the latest edition of Smart Power, Osborne Clarke's specialist service for asset managers within the green energy sector.
ESG, sustainability and responsible business

EU strengthens its arsenal in fight against environmental crime

Revised legislation brings in 'qualified' offences to criminalise serious environmental damage and replaces the 2008 law
Real estate

English County Court rules against landlord opposing statutory renewal lease on 'ground f'

A tenant can temporarily vacate part of the premises affected by the works to defeat a landlord's opposition
Infrastructure services

What happens to the project company at the expiry of UK PFI contracts?

Directors of the special purpose vehicles created for PFI projects should be aware of the steps they need to take
Regulatory Outlook

Health and safety | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024

Building Safety Act update: transition period coming to an end | New Occupational Health Taskforce | RIDDOR review

Under Construction: Legal developments within the UK Construction Industry | March 2024

Significant remediation contribution order awarded against building owner, Building Safety Levy, biodiversity net gain, and the 'Long Term Plan for
The Built Environment

UK HMRC changes its view on VAT recovery of cladding remediation works

Housebuilders that have voluntarily carried out cladding remediation work welcome HMRC's change of stance

Spring Budget 2024: UK government confirms introduction of the Reserved Investor Fund – albeit in restricted form

The new investment fund vehicle could increase the attractiveness of the UK for real estate funds
The Built Environment

Spring Budget 2024: Chancellor ends multiple dwellings relief for stamp duty land tax

Following HMRC's evaluation that it no longer meets its original objectives and is open to abuse, the relief will be

Spring Budget 2024: what UK business tax measures were announced?

National Insurance cut paves the way for longer-term planned tax cuts
Real estate

Short-term lets in England required to obtain planning permission 'from this summer'

New restrictions on the use of short-term rental residential properties will aim to increase housing supply