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Lapsing of Staged Development Consents – An Update

Lapsing of Staged Development Consents – An Update

Key Takeaways This decision clarifies the circumstances surrounding the lapsing of development consents. The case highlights the importance of the wording in each unique development consent. Development consents may not lapse in the context of staged developments...

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COVID-19 Splinter Award Continuation for Councils

COVID-19 Splinter Award Continuation for Councils

Key Takeaways An award has been proposed largely in the same terms as the Local Government (COVID-19) Splinter (Interim) Award 2021 made by the Commission which will remain in force until April 2023. Paid COVID-19 special leave, a job retention allowance and leave...

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