Landlords could face high fines if they are not up to date with the latest legislation designed to protect tenants. The new rules include revised criteria for mandatory licensing of houses in multiple occupation, known as HMOs, which will see 160,000 more properties having to be licensed. There is also a change to Section 21…Details
An anti-austerity package of £30 billion of government spending was announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, drawing on improved public finance projections to support a range of new initiatives. Predicted growth for 2019 now stands at 1.6%, up from 1.3% forecast in spring and the Office for Budget Responsibility has said that the upward revision…Details
If there’s one thing that’s always affected everyone’s car insurance costs, it’s ‘cash for crash’ fake claims. The majority of these dodgy insurance claims involve ‘whiplash’ – a condition where the muscles in the neck and shoulders are over-extended because of the force and then sudden stop of a shunt. The trouble is, whiplash has…Details
The price of properties, even so-called ‘first-time homes’ is completely out of proportion to the average income. To save for a deposit on your first home is now taking house-hunters (especially first-timers) years longer than before. The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is an option if you’re struggling to get the funds together on your…Details
Watching me watching you – how much authority do the police have when it comes to prediction algorithms?
The film Minority Report raised a number of serious social issues, not least of which was – is it morally and ethically right for someone to be arrested and charged just because they might constitute a threat, according to a prediction from a psychic? Well, although the police are adamant that they do not use…Details
Following a very successful Good Life Show put on by Eastbourne Seniors Forum on 27th September at The View Hotel we are pleased to announce the winner of the first prize of a Buttermere Hamper went to Terri Belsey (pictured with our Practice Manager Grant Sanders). The show covers a wide range of interests for…Details