‘Right to Regenerate’: an easier way to buy unused land for development?
22/01/21
The new "Right to Regenerate" aims to make it easier to develop vacant, void, or derelict buildings. We examine the proposal and its impact on developers and providers of affordable housing.
Housing case law - January 2021
20/01/21
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Proposed leasehold reforms: what housing providers need to know
20/01/21
The Housing Secretary has announced a series of changes to reduce the financial burden currently placed on many leaseholders and create a fairer and simpler system of home ownership. We summarise these reforms and what they mean for housing providers.
Procurement reform - Will the grass be greener on the other side?
15/01/21
The Government has issued its Green Paper on procurement reform. In this insight, we examine the proposals, whether this will be the simpler, cheaper regime promised and what procurement might look like for registered providers in the future.
Tackling Covid deniers: Key steps for NHS organisations
14/01/21
As well as damaging the morale amongst NHS workers, the actions of “Covid deniers” mislead the public at a time where it's crucial people comply with public health rules. In this insight, we outline the key steps for tackling this issue.
"Ban on eviction" extended in England and Wales from 11 January 2021
14/01/21
The restrictions on enforcing possession proceedings and the eviction ban were due to expire on 11 January but the current state of the pandemic has seen new, separate, regulations in England and Wales extending the ban. We set out the latest position.
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Post Brexit: intellectual property law in the UK
12/01/21
The UK and EU have now concluded a trade and cooperation agreement (“the TCA”) which brings changes to the intellectual property (“IP”) law applicable to the UK.
Leasehold reforms: what can you expect from the new proposals?
11/01/21
On 7 January the Housing Minister announced that there will be some significant leasehold reforms for England put before parliament in the coming months. We set out the reasons for the reforms and the key changes we expect them to bring.
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What is the UK's post-Brexit data protection law from 1 January 2021?
31/12/20
Following the UK leaving the EU and now concluding a trade agreement with it, there are some changes to data protection law applicable in the UK.
Independent report finds gender pay gap in the medical workforce narrowing very slowly
22/12/20
“Mend the Gap: The Independent Review into Gender Pay Gaps in Medicine in England”, commissioned by the DHSC, examines the structural and cultural barriers affecting the female medical workforce. We summarise the findings and what they mean for you.
Below threshold procurement after Brexit: What are our clients asking us?
17/12/20
The Cabinet Office has issued a new PPN setting out principles for the procurement of “below threshold” contracts following Brexit. We answer some of the most common questions around the new PPN.
Updating your partnership deed – when, why and how
16/12/20
It is important to ensure that the legal documentation protecting your medical business and property are in place and up to date. We explain when you need to update your partnership documents and set out tips on how this can be achieved efficiently.