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House Building Thumb Right to Build – Supporting Custom and Self Build – The Government’s New Initiative to Increase Housing Supply (Friday, 19 December, 2014) - The Government is committed to increasing housing supply and helping more people to achieve their aspirations of owning a home.  Leenamari Aantaa Collier, planning solicitor at The Wilkes Partnership, discusses the matter. The Right to Build: Supporting Custom and Self …
Giving Tree 72 by 72 Firms Urged to Ditch Secret Santa to Give Vulnerable Children a Christmas Wish Instead (Wednesday, 10 December, 2014) - This festive season businesses are being urged to invite their staff to ditch Secret Santa and buy presents for deprived children instead, by signing up to the KidsOut Giving Tree initiative – at no cost to the firm. KidsOut, a …
House 72 by 72 Autumn Statement Response: Call for Indexation of Threshold as New Stamp Duty Rules Hit Buyers of High Value Houses (Thursday, 4 December, 2014) - Middle England will gain from the new stamp duty rules announced in the Chancellor’s 2014 Autumn Statement (which came into force on 4 December) and some of the pain previously felt by the majority of buyers will move to the …
story1thumb Bad Weather and the Workplace (Thursday, 4 December, 2014) - Over the last few winters, spates of bad weather have caused major disruption to businesses across the UK with an estimated cost to the UK economy of £230 million per day of disruption.  Darryll Thomas, employment lawyer at The Wilkes …
story2thumb Christmas Party? Make Sure You Have A Happy New Year (Thursday, 4 December, 2014) - The traditional Christmas party is an event that is eagerly anticipated in the majority of workplaces. It can take many forms, in or outside the office premises, during or after work time, informal or formal. The one thing that is …