In 2015/2016, local authorities dealt with over 936,000 fly tipping incidents, according to DEFRA, which is a 4% increase over the year before. The cost of clearance was over £49.8 million but this doesn’t take into account the costs and nuisance caused to the local landowners, primarily farmers.
Uncertainty abounds for anybody considering how to pass on their wealth to the next generation. Dramatic increases to fees in obtaining a grant of probate were being introduced in May, but could not be finalised before parliament was dissolved for the June snap election.
With the first wave of Enterprise Initiative Scheme (EIS) funded Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants now nearing the end of their three year EIS term, the majority of our clients who had opted to seek to acquire an AD plant by way of a right of first refusal are now seeking to exercise those rights.