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Building Regulations Fire Safety changes following Grenfell

Changes to building regulations will be coming into force on 21 January 2019. These are changes to “Approved Document B” of the Building Regulations which deals with fire safety in homes, flats, schools, colleges and offices, to clarify the role of desktop assessments in lieu of practical tests as follows: Assessments in lieu of tests […]

Sizewell C Development – have your say

Have your say on the Sizewell C development proposals. The third round of consultation for the proposed nuclear power station is now under way and is open for feedback until 29th March 2019. This is your chance┬áto engage and comment on the proposals for the power station, including delivery of materials, wildlife protection, traffic and […]

Online Divorces

The court service have said that 13 online divorces were filed on Christmas Day. 455 were submitted online between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. Whilst many think that divorces filed on or around Christmas Day are due to the build-up of tension in family dynamics over the Christmas period causing an explosive and impulsive […]

Top ten later life planning myths

There are many myths surrounding later life planning. Here we explain the reality behind ten of the most common misconceptions: If I make a Will I am more likely to die – Ironically, other people claim that if you make a Will you actually live longer! In reality, of course, a Will (or lack of […]

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