The latest Government’s guidelines for business

The latest Government’s guidelines for supporting businesses in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read them here. The Government page was updated on Thursday 26th 2020.

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House prices look set to drop

Early March saw property prices rise according to figures released by Rightmove, but as the impact of the coronavirus becomes more apparent, it seems that they could now collapse by 20%. The prediction, by analysts at Jefferies, states that the stock market is already factoring in a 12% fall in house prices which will equate […]

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Do you run your own business? Guidance from the government

If you run your own business and are unsure of how to proceed in light of the coronavirus and how to treat your employees, read this government guidance:        

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An increase in property prices in March

March saw an increase in house prices by 3.5%, compared to this time last year, according to figures released by Rightmove The average house price was £312,625 in March, which was also £3,226 higher than in February. The average time to sell a property is now 67 days.    

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The gap between a first home and a family home widens

The difference in price from a first home and a family home (normally the second rung of the property ladder) has more than doubled since the financial crisis of 2007-8. This is according to data from the Land Registry which has been analysed by housebuilder Project Etopia.  It is thought that this could lead to […]

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The number of divorces citing adultery are down by 50% since 2008

Figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown that fewer couples are citing adultery as grounds for their divorce, year on year. The number of cases citing adultery as the cause for the break up has steadily dropped since 1998.  In 2008, 20,765 cases cited adultery, compared with 9,205 cases in 2018 – a […]

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LIBRARY TALK CANCELLED TOMORROW

CANCELLED – LEGAL TALK AT @ORPINGTON LIBRARY TOMORROW AT 11AM. As the uncertainty around the impact of the coronavirus grows, we have decided to cancel our talk tomorrow. Please share with anyone who intended on coming.

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The government announce new planning rules to booster the housing market

The government has announced new plans to increase the number of homes in the UK. The proposals will include making it easier to knock down empty shops and replace them with residential housing and also new rights for home owners which will allow the installation of extra storeys without planning permission. The proposals will also […]

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Banks to offer a 3 month grace on mortgages if coronavirus hits

With the impact of  the coronavirus potential affecting customers financially, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank have confirmed that they may defer mortgage payments for customers who are unable to meet their mortgage payments for up to three months. Small business owners, and the self employed may be hardest hit if they see […]

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A new inquiry into the removal of cladding announced

A new inquiry by members of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee will examine the government’s funding which has been set aside for the removal of dangerous cladding on hundreds of buildings across the country. Last year a £200m fund was created to remove the aluminium composite material cladding which was used on the […]

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