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The Building Safety Bill Introduced 05 July 2021

15 Sep 2021

On Monday 5 July 2021, information relating to the Building Safety Bill was published including various supporting and explanatory documents and some draft regulations. The Bill, once passed, will introduce new and enhanced regulatory regimes for building safety in England and Wales and for construction…

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Shareholders Agreement - what they are and why you need one

15 Sep 2021

Owning a company on your own is great, it means you have ultimate control over any decision which the company makes, without having to consider what anyone else thinks. However, as soon as a company is owned by more than one person, things become a little more complicated. The more shareholders of a…

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Compulsory vaccinations - can workers be forced to be vaccinated?

15 Sep 2021

No legal requirement currently exists for workers to be vaccinated, with the exemption of care workers. Many businesses, however, are considering introducing vaccination requirements, despite the fact that, in the absence of any legislation making vaccinations compulsory, any such policies could well be…

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How to be prepared for the age old problem of supply and demand

15 Sep 2021

A significant number of EU workers from the UK have left the construction industry leading to those in the industry facing a substantial shortage of workers in some specialist trades. In addition to this, more than 500,000 UK-born construction workers are expected to retire in the next 10 to 15 years…

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Do it yourself? The Evolution of the Self Build

15 Sep 2021

In Spring this year the government announced it aimed to increase the number of self and custom build homes (CSB), establishing self-building as a mainstream option. The so called "Help to Build" scheme could deliver 30,000 to 40,000 of the target 300,000 nationally required homes each year,…

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PD Rights set to be more restrictive for Office to Residentials Conversations

18 Aug 2021

The planning laws are there to monitor what can and can't be built in certain areas to keep within the local policy and that of the country as a whole. Permitted development rights are, to some degree self-explanatory, as they are those rules that allow certain aspects of development to progress…

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Construction Framework Review Should Push Playbook

18 May 2021

What must the government's independent review of construction frameworks consider to benefit both the public sector and contractors. An independent review of public sector construction frameworks should have happened before the publication of the Construction Playbook and should take a project-…

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Health & Safety - 'protection from detriment' extended to workers

07 May 2021

Currently, under s44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, an employee can bring a tribunal claim if they have been subjected to a detriment because they reasonably believed that being at work would place them (or someone else) in serious, imminent danger. Employees also enjoy protection from unfair…

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A new tax and levy on residential property developers in 2022

07 May 2021

On the 10 February, the Government announced its strategy to improve nationwide building safety, following the continuing fallout from the Grenfell disaster. A pivotal part of the strategy was the announcement of a further £3.5 billion funding to help facilitate the removal of unsafe cladding. It…

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