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Children’s Commissioner calls on Government to help children at risk of eviction

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, warned that around 420,000 children are returning to school with the threat of housing eviction hanging over their families, unless the Government extends its ban on evictions. Her warning came as the Children’s Commissioner’s Office published a report showing the experiences of the thousands of children who had […]

Environment Agency publishes State of the Environment Report

Early last week the Environment Agency published its State of the Environment Report: Health, People and Environment. Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency, states that air pollution continues to be the biggest single threat to human health in the UK, affecting tens of thousands of people across the nation. She goes on to […]

Should pubs have Permitted Development Rights reinstated?

COVID-19 forced many people to work from home with little warning. Having acclimatised to this new way of work, many of us are now aware that our job roles (often based in towns and cities) can be performed successfully in rural locations away from the office, such as at home and closer to your local! […]

IoD calls for extension of emergency insolvency measures

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 introduced, amongst other protective measures, a time-limited “suspension” of liability for wrongful trading which currently runs from 1 March to 30 September 2020 (“the Exemption Period”).  This temporarily “relaxed” the liability of directors who have failed to cause a company to cease trading in circumstances where they knew […]

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