Company Strike Off and Restoration

Is your company in danger of being struck off the register at Companies House? The Corporate Insolvency & Governance Act 2020 granted automatic extensions for filing deadlines between 27 June 2020 and 5 April 2021. Thereafter, on 27 January 2021, Companies House announced that it had temporarily paused it’s voluntary and compulsory strike off processes. […]

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Adoption Strategy – Achieving Excellence Everywhere

The government has published a £48 million plan to improve the adoption process in England, thereby ending the ‘postcode lottery’ that many families face. Whilst many of the goals set out in the 2016 report entitled Adoption: A vision for change have been achieved, including the development of Regional Adoption Agencies (RAA) and the delivery […]

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Driver shortage continues to impact road haulage industry

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers were named key workers, and their regulated  working hours were temporarily extended so that essential goods could continue to reach those who needed them. Further relaxations were recently announced but that clearly isn’t a solution to this deepening issue. The haulage industry is, […]

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Traffic Commissioners set out key objectives for 2021 to 2023

On 9th August 2021, Traffic Commissioners published their key objectives for 2021 – 2023 which are: To deliver a modern and effective operator licensing regime that ensures operators are fit to hold a licence whilst minimising the regulatory burden on the compliant. To promote and develop a safe road transport industry, which delivers compliance, fair […]

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Changes to the online probate service

Following on from last week’s blog about ongoing delays to the probate application process, we have had another update about MyHMCTS, the government’s online service for legal professionals, in the form of a press release from the Law Society on 23 July. It outlines some changes that will take effect from 19 August 2021, based […]

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House price surge is not over, experts say

Prospective buyers will be disappointed by an updated house price forecast from Savills, which suggests that house prices are set to rise by 9% this year – up from its March forecast of 4%. A combination of factors is thought to be behind the upward revision, including the Stamp Duty holiday extension, historically low mortgage […]

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