News

27 May

CONTRACTUAL COMPROMISE?

You may have missed one of the more unusual pieces of guidance by the UK government, in a note published by the Cabinet Office on 7 May 2020, to businesses to encourage them to behave “responsibly” in relation to disruption in their commercial dealings caused by the Coronavirus. Why has this come out now? Well,… Read More »

22 May

Advice for Landlords of Commercial Property during Coronavirus

The effects of Covid-19 on the high-street has been catastrophic for the leisure and retail sector and even with innovative solutions for many through eCommerce, social media awareness and community spirit, we’re seeing a large amount of clients asking in respect to the unknown, particularly from the loss of income and ultimately, inability to meet… Read More »

19 May

TRADING ONLINE – WHAT TO CONSIDER

As part of our look at the post lockdown picture, this week we are looking at things to consider when pushing an online trading presence and the latest picture from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). To start the the latest headlines from the ONS are: Of the 6,114 businesses in the UK that responded,… Read More »

06 May

Ministers use COVID-19 to change children’s safeguards

On April 23 a statutory instrument was published announcing changes to regulations (secondary legislation) relating to the care a protection of vulnerable children and young people. In total, 10 changes came into force on April 24, expected to last until September 25 2020 – though this expiry date can be revoked. Summary of key changes… Read More »

05 May

KEEPING YOUR HEAD ABOVE THE WATER AND HORIZON SCANNING

This update is focused on the conversations that are starting to be had about life after the lockdown, however that may look. The starting point is for your business to create and keep under review its contingency planning. To do this, it is important to have a sense of how the economic environment is changing… Read More »

30 Apr

Will Covid-19 Cause a Shared Ownership Surge?

Coronavirus has undoubtedly taken global control with each day providing new challenges. One of the recent challenges has been for those who are wishing to get on the property ladder but, may find they are less likely to do so with lenders becoming more stringent on loan amounts and lending criteria. This week, we have… Read More »

29 Apr

COVID-19 – What next for affordable housing?

At the beginning of 2020, we published our predictions for the affordable housing sector.  Several months in, and with us all in a place we could never have foreseen a few months ago, it is time to look again at what the Government said in the December 2019 Queens Speech and what the immediate future… Read More »