Renewable Perspectives
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Since the decisive Conservative win in the general election, the government has taken a very firm stance on environmental policies, and renewables in particular. In August it launched a consultation paper on feed-in tariffs with proposals to cut them by 87% from 2016. Businesses who have invested in solar farms are likely to be hardest hit by these proposals, as the government plans on removing incentives for large schemes (between 1 and 5 MW).
Buy-To-Let Transformation
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It's been a bumpy ride for the buy-to-let market as the government, through various measures, attempts to slow down a sector dominated by private landlords. The intention is an honourable one as it aims to ease the housing shortage while increasing home ownership. Approximately 1.4 million people in the UK are currently landlords, and many may now need to reconsider their investments as the introduction of universal credit together with other changes put increasing pressure on them.
Building societies use stable foundations to grow market share
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Building societies have capitalised on positive perceptions of them as responsible lenders in order to differentiate themselves and gain market share. Research by Cass Business School suggests that building societies do indeed offer their customers a "better deal" than banks.
Scottish land registration reforms bring problems as well as praise
Posted by: Titlesolv
The Land Registration Act (Scotland) 2012 came into force in Scotland in late 2014. One year on from its implementation, a number of issues have arisen about how the Act works in practice.
Reconsidering PII
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Recently many firms would have geared up for the traditional PII renewal date at the beginning of October. But in order to keep their PII premiums down conveyancers need to address their risk profile.
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