The EU Commission has announced that with effect from 1 January 2012 the financial thresholds at which the EU Procurement Regulations apply will be raised to £4,348,350 for works contracts and £173,934 for services and supply contracts. Both amounts are exclusive of VAT.
Judgment was today entered in the High Court in the matter between Celia Farnon and Devonshires Solicitors. Ms Farnon had claimed to have suffered loss as result of allegedly negligent advice given to her in 2008 by Devonshires Partner, Nicola Philp.
Devonshires' Projects, Banking and Employment teams acted for Great Places Housing Group on the social housing and regeneration “Gateways to Oldham” PFI project which successfully achieved financial close on 30th November 2011.
For the second year running, Devonshires has been short-listed to attend the final judging for the City Of London Clean City Awards Scheme Chairman's Cup - Medium Site.
The first phase of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme for the non-domestic sector opened for applications on Monday 28th November 2011.
On 23rd November 2011 the Government launched a consulation on the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) policies that are to be implemented through secondary legislation following the Energy Act 2011 entering the statute books last month.
Hot on the heels of the announcement of the Green Deal consultation process, the Government has pledged a £200m funding boost for the Green Deal.