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Acas Early Conciliation - New Rules

19 Jan 2021

A claim to an employment tribunal must usually be made within 3 months less 1 day. This is known as the 'limitation date'. For example, if an employee wants to claim for unfair dismissal, they have 3 months less 1 day from the date their employment ended to make the claim. However this is with…

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Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme is changing

19 Jan 2021

The existing Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme is set to be replaced with a new Help to Buy Equity Loan (2021 - 2023) on 1 April 2021. The new scheme will be extended to first-time buyers only along with the introduction of regional price limits. First-time buyers who apply for the loan must use it towards…

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The Wild Side of Development

19 Jan 2021

The Metropolitan Police announced in December 2020 that Bellway Homes had admitted damaging or destroying a breeding site or resting place for bats at a construction site in Greenwich, London. Bellway were fined £600,000, which is a record fine and the largest fine ever issued by a court in…

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Data Protection Update

19 Jan 2021

December was a busy month for those involved in data protection compliance. Therefore, we've set out a short summary of the most relevant updates for our RP clients. Brexit As you will no doubt have heard, the UK and the EU reached a trade and cooperation agreement on Christmas Eve. That…

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Leasehold shake-up

14 Jan 2021

In 2017, the government announced plans to tackle leasehold exploitation following an investigation by The Guardian in 2016, which found that some developers were using contracts on leasehold houses to double ground rents every 10 years, thus making it difficult for leaseholders to sell their homes on.…

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COVID-19 Update - We Are Here To Help

05 Jan 2021

Following last night's announcement The Forbes Housing and Regeneration Team want to reassure our clients that we are here to help you get through this, we have done it before and we will do it again. We will work together with you during this evolving situation to ensure your needs are met. We…

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