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Overcoming the challenges associated with economic instability looks set to trouble individuals and businesses alike in 2023. Increased wage demands look certain to add to the rising cost of doing business, both fuelled by rising inflation. The impact of this situation means the Bank of England at their next Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on […]

Navro free live webinar – “Scoping the retainer”

Navro free live webinar

Don’t miss our next FREE live webinar “Scoping the retainer”, suitable for Residential Conveyancers of all levels of experience. Join us, and property law expert Ian Quayle, online on Monday 9th January 2023. The event starts at 2pm and lasts for one hour. In this sixty-minute webinar, Ian Quayle of IQ Legal Training will explore […]

#BCAwards2023 | Three days left to enter!

The entry deadline for The British Conveyancing is coming up on Monday 12th December. Registration entitles entrants to apply for up to 3x categories from the expanded programme for the 2023 ceremony. Final submissions are due by 19th December. The awards are held at a larger venue following the sell-out event in 2022 with a […]

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World Cup can influence housing market

New research has revealed that, looking at historical trends, a good performance by the England squad at World Cup 2022 in Qatar could result in a house price boost. The research, conducted by estate and lettings agent Barrows and Forrester, shows that in years where the England team have made it to the initial stages […]

Government announces extension to Help to Buy completion deadline

Help to Buy deadline

DLUHC states extension granted “to make sure people do not lose out because of delays” The government have announced that the housebuilder completion deadline for Help to Buy has been extended by a month, under certain conditions, to 31st January 2023. Based on previous guidelines, developers had until 31st December to complete projects. However, this […]

Meeting clients’ greater expectations? Unlock your higher levels of agility now…

Meeting clients expectations

Lean and agile commercial businesses are known to deliver higher profits, increase employee engagement, and more thoroughly satisfy customer needs. There is little doubt that technology is playing a vital role in this success. To the extent that some organisations have been able to achieve 20-30% improvement in their overall financial performance. However, customers’ expectations […]

Report claims legal sector is continually abusing AML rules

legal sector AML rules

A campaign group has formed a report claiming that law firms are continually abusing and showing “significant levels of non-compliance” with anti-money laundering rules. Spotlight on Corruption are a campaign group who have published a report entitled “A privileged profession?” whereby they claim the legal sector receive special dispensation regarding anti-money laundering laws. The report […]

Research suggest new-build home demand propping up faltering housing market

new-build home demand

Demand for new-build homes strong, despite overall demand falling According to new research, demand for new-build homes is greater than existing homes, which is helping to boost sales and stabilise overall market activity. The research by property developer, Stripe Property Group, has revealed that while the property market may be starting to cool, the appetite for […]