In July 2015 the Pensions Regulator published an analysis of the impact of auto enrolment and its role in increasing participation in workforce pension schemes.
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Q&A covering some of the possible finance related implications coming out of the Summer Budget.
This month our poll with Estates Gazette looks at the occupier market and what is driving or holding it back.
This note covers the mechanics of the Bill provisions as first published.
Modelling shows council 30-year business plans will be undeliverable.
For local government, the summer 2015 budget contained few immediate surprises but the full impact is likely to be revealed as the autumn spending review progresses.
In this second jargon busting bulletin, we look at the two terms which describe how residential property can be co-owned.
Welcome to the Summer 2015 edition of Quarterly Commercial Update.
As the sector moves into a less certain future, what should boards be looking out for?
Trowers & Hamlins partners comments on announcements made in the Summer Budget 2015
Despite the prospect of further austerity, last week's LGA conference in Harrogate was largely a positive experience.
Funders could find themselves sitting next to the HCA during regulatory action
Altering a contract may be pragmatic and useful for both parties – but it could have unwelcome legal implications.
Does the work you’re engaged with constitute a ‘construction operation’?
The European Court of Justice ruled against the UK’s reduced rate of VAT for energy efficiency work.
The UK residential real estate market is awash with jargon and legalese and it can be daunting for those seeking to invest in prime London residential property for the first time.
Housing remains one of the biggest issues affecting UK politics...
Liquidated damages provisions in construction contracts are always controversial
Welcome to the June issue of Building Interest.
The Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill (currently going through the committee stage in the House of Lords) follows up on the Government's election manifesto promise to devolve wider powers to combined authorities which choose to have elected mayors.
Exploring the world of enveloped UK real estate and the complexities around its tax treatment
What impact would an extended right to buy have on housing association development programmes?
The interim real estate register of Dubai was introduced to improve the security of property deals by allowing two practices: the issuance of interim title deeds that can be registered for the sale of off-plan properties; and allowing the Dubai Land Department (DLD) both a detailed view of off-plan sales and the power to effectively charge registration fees for their transfer.
Public sector lawyers retain a keen service ethic, according to the latest Gazette roundtable.
Welcome to the summer edition of Quarterly Housing Update.
Implications for employers could be huge, affecting pay, and health and safety
Calling all developers, landlords and operators: the Heat Network Regulations are now in force and they bring with them some onerous requirements
The most recent case to grab the attention of the media spotlight, both in the UK and the Middle East, is that of a man who used 'insulting' words at a colleague on the messaging platform WhatsApp.
Employers may now have to count the time spent by their workers travelling from home to the first customer designated by their employer and from the last designated customer to home as 'working time' for the purposes of the EU Working Time Directive 2003.
Purchasing residential investment property at auction has been popularised and promoted by television shows such as "Homes Under the Hammer". The excitement felt when the gavel falls can soon fade , however, for an unwary and inexperienced investor as at that moment the contract is binding and without professional advice before bidding you could find yourself saddled with an asset neither readily saleable nor against which you can raise future finance.
Public sector organisations are to have due regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), as set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, when exercising their functions.
The Bahrain Bourse's real estate investment trust (Reit) listing rules have been praised by industry participants in the country for their investor-friendly stance.
On Wednesday 27 May, in the first Queen's Speech of the new Parliament, the Government announced unveiled its plans for its first year in office. Continuing under the banner of government for "working people" from the Conservative Party's general election campaign, here is our summary of the reforms the Government has announced and/or is considering.