Advised two Councils on:

  • Investment strategies
  • LA borrowing and investment powers (LGA 2003, sections 1 and 12)
  • Localism powers (Localism Act 2011, sections 1 and 4)
  • Trading for commercial purposes and how to package the activity
  • Direct holding of commercial property as opposed to investing via a company
  • Tax and State Aid implications
  • Consequences of breach
  • Investing In property outside of jurisdiction
  • Reliance on sections 111 and 120 LGA 1972