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CPA National Conference 2016

Improving the Law: Improving Delivery: Creating Change

The CPA National Conference seeks to brief members and other delegates on key issues and topics within the sector, providing valuable CPD for all those engaged in CPO and land compensation work.

Date Venue Price  
30 June 2016 Congress Centre, London    

Note: All prices are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Event duration: Day Event (Lunch Included), 5 hours CPD.
Registration from: 9.30. Event starts at: 10.00. Event finishes at: 17.15.

CPA thank Carter Jonas for sponsoring the morning refreshments

CPA thank CBRE for sponsoring the post conference drinks

This event will be followed by a drinks reception to give time for informal questions and networking.

2016 is another year where major schemes dominate the CPO headlines. HS2's progress through Parliament continues and is about to take a significant step with the Bill moving to the House of Lords. With the Elizabeth Line nearing opening, Crossrail 2 is next on the London agenda, whilst the Northern Powerhouse means infrastructure land assembly will not be limited to the South East. Schemes such as Thames Tideway are moving to the construction stage and everywhere CPO specialists are in increasing demand.

We have to understand what is in the pipeline for us as a result of the Housing and Planning Bill and what else might be on the horizon for CPO reform.

There has never been a more urgent need to keep up to date with rapidly developing law and practice.

The CPA National Conference brings together members and non members alike. With over 250 attendees at last year’s conference, it is a major networking event in the CPO calendar and a pre-eminent programme to attract the very best in the CPO world.

If you do CPO work, then this is a must attend event; both for networking and technical knowledge.

For more information about the CPA 



Session 1 - Reforms
The Tribunal system and the future of the Lands Chamber
CPO aspects in the Housing and Planning Bill – how will it work in practice?

Session 2 -Technical CPO Issues
CPO and tax implications - A non accountants essential guide
  • If my house or business premises are CPO’d what taxes do I pay and when?
  • If I move will I recover the stamp duty on a replacement house or business premises?
  • Can I still get rollover relief if I reinvest in alternative business premises?
  • What happens to the capital allowances on my business plant and buildings?
  • Does it make any difference if my business is VAT registered or not?
Temporary use of land
  • Site assembly strategy and lessons learnt from the Thames Tideway Tunnel – Promoter’s considerations
  • Compensation for temporary possession – Claimants’ considerations
Session 3 - Infrastructure
Extending the definition of ‘the scheme’

In the current Consultation on further reform of the compulsory purchase system, readers are asked

  • Question 4a: Should the definition of the statutory project be extended to include an enabling power which would allow specific transport infrastructure projects to be identified that are to be disregarded within a defined area, over a defined period of time? 
  • Question 4b: If yes, do you have any views on how the wider definition should be expressed?
  • Question 5: Should other types of infrastructure schemes also be included within an extended definition of the statutory project?

This session will focus upon

  • Waters -The current approach to defining the scheme
  • The government`s new proposals for identifying the scheme
  • The proposals to extend the scheme
  • What this means for landowners
  • What this means for acquiring authorities
  • Is this fair compensation?
The case for Crossrail 2

Session 4 - Legal Aspects
The Upper Tribunal's expectations of expert witnesses
  1. Tribunal Rules
  2. Other Rules of engagement
  3. A commentary on the UT’s experiences in CPO cases
Case law update
It’s time for Real Reform – ‘simpler fairer quicker’ is attainable
  • Complexity and ambiguity leads to contention and higher costs. The need for clarity and certainty is key to effective reform
  • The ‘code’ with its origins in the 19th Century has had its day the time to truly modernise is long overdue.
  • Workloads are set to treble and to secure delivery change is essential