Council Tax, Environment, Procurement/Land Sale

March 26th, 2012

Council Tax

Note the Local Authorities (Alteration of Requisite Calculations) (Wales) Regulations 2012, SI 2012/521 (W.82).

Environment

Note the Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012, SI 2012/811; and the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Commencement No. 19) Order 2012, SI 2012/898 (C.28), repealing on 1 April 2012 s1 of the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978 (provision by local authorities for disposal of refuse).

Procurement/Land Sale

In R (Midlands Co-Operative Society Ltd) v Birmingham City Council [2012] EWHC 620 (Admin) Hickinbottom J held (1) that a land disposal by the Council to Tesco did not engage the public procurement regime, because there was no commitment by Tesco, legally enforceable by the Council, to perform relevant works, either in a Section 106 agreement or at all; and (2) that the Council had achieved the best consideration outcome required by LGA 1972 s123.

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