Developers appeal against rejected plans for 425 bed student block in Fallowfield

The developers have appealed a decision to reject plans for a new “stunning” 425 bed dorm in Manchester. The Watkin Jones Group had presented plans to convert the headquarters of the former Usdaw union on Wilmslow Road in Fallowfield into “high quality and attractive” managed student accommodation. City councils and planners agreed, however, that the … Read more

Worth getting out of bed for: Lawyers pocket more than $1m to defend Phil Goff’s bed tax

The target rate was aimed at accommodation providers and was used to fund the Auckland Council’s tourism branch. Photo / 123RF Auckland installment payers have spent more than $ 1 million in legal costs defending the council’s bed tax, which the appeals court ruled invalid. The bed tax was the idea of ​​Mayor Phil Goff, … Read more

Court ruling on Auckland Council’s ‘reverse engineered’ bed tax could cost millions

Hotels suffering during the pandemic clinched a major victory over the Auckland bed tax in court. Photo / 123rf A tourism group says the Auckland council may have to repay tens of millions of dollars to accommodation providers after the appeals court ruled that a tariff intended for them was invalid. The Council and its … Read more

Auckland Council’s controversial bed tax found ‘invalid’ by Court of Appeal

The target rate was aimed at accommodation providers and was used to fund the Auckland Council’s tourism branch. Photo / 123RF The Auckland Council’s controversial target price has been declared “invalid” by the Court of Appeal. The rate charged to hotels, motels, serviced apartments, and Airbnb and Bookabach accommodations, is used to fund the operations … Read more