Seven in 10 firms don’t have cyber insurance, says Law Society

New research published by the Law Society of England and Wales shows that seven in 10 (72%) of firms have not purchased cyber insurance.  The Law Society is encouraging members to consider purchasing cyber insurance

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Aconveyancing has ranked as the sixth best workplace for women in the UK, according to Great Place to Work.  The 2023 UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women list was launched by Great Place to Work® UK,

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Consumer Duty comes into force from 31st July 2023 for existing products and services, seeks to ensure customers receive these “good outcomes” and that firms provide evidence that these outcomes

New research has revealed that there has been an 11.3% increase in the number of home sellers turning to the auction room amidst what have been described as “cooling housing market conditions”. Digital property pack

AML

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has issued a fine of £4,000 against a firm that has failed to have a money laundering risk assessment in place for more than four years, according to The Law

UK houses

New data from HM Revenue & Customs has revealed the number of UK residential property transactions in June 2023 was 9% lower than the same month in 2022. The 94,690 transactions seen last month was

UK houses

The UK government is considering temporarily exempting properties awaiting probate from the increase in the council tax surcharge for vacant or second homes in England, as reported by STEP. The surcharges were first introduced in

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New data has revealed that the proportion of planning applications being approved after appeal, having initially been rejected, sat at just 18% in 2022, the lowest level seen in the last five years. Searchland, development

The flow of dirty money into property development firms is said to be increasing, with more than a third (40%) reporting a rise in the number of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) they have submitted over

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New research has found that more than half of law firms could miss out on 96% of talent entering the legal sector – if they don’t consider all university backgrounds. A study in April revealed

Homebuilding process

Rishi Sunak and Michael Gove have said that the goal of building one million new homes, mostly in cities, over this parliament will be met. The levelling up and housing secretary will set out measures

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Housing Secretary Michael Gove said his government should “relax the pace” of EPC reforms expected from private landlords. In a Sunday Telegraph interview, following the Uxbridge by-election, Gove stated that the timetable for changing minimum

Regulations

Being regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority appears to make legal executives want to switch to a conveyancing and probate regulator, the Law Society Gazette has reported. In the past 12 months the Council for

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Homeowners taking out variable rate mortgages is at its highest level in 10 years as they feel that high interest rates will be “short-lived”, according to The Times. In the three months to April 2023,

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New data has revealed that searches in the United Kingdom regarding the mortgage crisis – such as “mortgage help” – are increasing by as much as 1,366%.  The analysis, by mortgage broker L&C Mortgages, suggests

Some of the biggest lenders in the UK met with MPs on the Treasury Select Committee last week, warning that more customers will suffer from financial stress over the next six months.  Lenders stated that

The average interest rate on a two-year fixed-rate mortgage deal has risen to 6.66% – a level that has not been seen since 2008 and the financial crisis. This comes as prime minister Rishi Sunak

UK houses

Riski Sunak refused to say whether the conservatives have stood by their manifesto target of building 300,000 homes a year and Kier Starmer has accused him of “shattering” the dream of homeownership, as reported by

Uk houses

New data from Homes England 2022-23 housebuilding statistics revealed overall levels of starts and completions were down as a result of the impact of tough economies conditions on the housebuilding industry.  The housing programmes delivered

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The agency brand, SecureMove, has reduced its fall-through rate by “legally preparing properties for sale before they go on the market”, as reported by Estate Agent Today. Redbrik Estate Agents new service, SecureMove, – which

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