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Consumer Regulation Review 2018-2019

23 Jul 2019

Every year, the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) publishes their annual consumer regulation review, which sets out how the RSH has applied consumer regulation legislation as well as gives examples of this in action. The RSH, as a regulator, publishes these reports to ensure transparency in their…

Governance, Procurement & Information

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Midsummer Ball Raises an Incredible Amount for Chorley Based Charity

22 Jul 2019

A Midsummer ball organised by Forbes Solicitors and Handelsbanken has raised £9,300 for a national youth charity based in Chorley. The event was held at Shaw Hill Golf Resort and Spa Hotel, Whittle-le-Woods and was attended by more than 130 guests from the local business community.…

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Management Buyout of Business Insight 3 Ltd

22 Jul 2019

Preston-based Business Insight 3 Ltd has undergone a management buyout by Director Glen Higson. Bi3 has been keeping property secure and people safe and informed since 2009. It combines innovative, cutting edge technology from around the world with in-house expertise to provide bespoke solutions…

Corporate

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Commercial Property Searches - Are they really necessary?

22 Jul 2019

On all Commercial Property transactions it is recommended that standard pre-contract searches are carried out, whether they are absolutely essential does depend on the type of transaction proceeding. For example, should you be purchasing a commercial property with a lender involved then searches must…

Commercial Property

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Incoterms - 10 years on

22 Jul 2019

What are incoterms? Incoterms, short for International Commercial Terms, were first published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in 1936 and have since facilitated business' terms of trade around the world. Traders can choose to incorporate Incoterms into their contracts to…

Commercial

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Government Sets New PI Discount Rate at -0.25%

15 Jul 2019

The Lord Chancellor has today announced that the new discount rate will be set at minus 0.25%. The announcement follows a comprehensive review of the rate as provided for in the Civil Liability Act 2018. Currently the discount rate stands at minus 0.75% after it was controversially reduced in 2017…

Insurance

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The Impact of Equality Legislation

15 Jul 2019

It has not quite been 10 years, but it has been some time now since the Equality Act 2010 hit the statute books. The swansong of Gordon Brown's Labour administration, it was an ambitious piece of legislation which sought to consolidate nearly 40 years' worth of anti-discrimination laws into a…

Housing & Regeneration

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Potential Fine of £99 Million for Marriot for GDPR Breach

11 Jul 2019

On 09 July 2019, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced that it intended to fine Marriott International, Inc more than £99 milllion for breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The ICO confirmed that it has conducted an investigation into Marriot…

Governance, Procurement & Information

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Inheritance Tax gifts shake-up

10 Jul 2019

An independent review by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has concluded that the "seven year rule", a bedrock of UK inheritance tax (IHT) planning whereby assets given away during an individual's lifetime are exempt from IHT if the individual survives for at least seven years, should…

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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