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Blog archive: January, 2019

Permitted development planning

The Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development) Advertisement and Compensation Amendments (England) Regulations 2019 has made a temporary right now permanent, so that an enlargement of a dwelling house up to 8 metres (in the case of a detached dwelling house) or by 6 metres (in the case of any other dwelling house) is permitted.

Permitted development planning

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Snow days- how should employers handle staff absences?

Snow fall brought travel chaos to some parts of the UK earlier this week– likely not for the first time this year – and businesses are suffering the effects of enforced staff absences. Employers are left counting the cost of the lost days, and forecasters predict more bad weather may be on its way. Organisations …

Snow days- how should employers handle staff absences?

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Energy efficiency costs capped for domestic lettings

Energy efficiency improvement costs for landlords with sub-standard properties will be capped under regulatory changes planned for 2019. Costs will be capped at £3,500 where third-party funding is unavailable or insufficient to cover improvements on a property with an energy rating below E – known as sub-standard. The existing minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) restricts …

Energy efficiency costs capped for domestic lettings

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