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Unsound bite

No blushes were spared at the British Property Federation’s residential conference in London last week. Mark Loveday from Hammersmith and Fulham Council took his seat at a pre-conference dinner and while tucking in, was asked by the guest on his right what he thought of landlord licensing, a concept advocated by keynote speaker Dr Julie Rugg.

Loveday’s loud opinion was that it was a Stalinist idea and that anyone who thought it was good needed their head examined. At this point Loveday was introduced to the woman on his left – none other than Dr Julie Rugg. Oops.


TMA launches DA survey

The Mortgage Alliance has launched an online survey aimed at directly authorised brokers, offering them the chance to win a pair of tickets for the British Grand Prix.


Guide: what you need to consider for your auto-enrolment project

In this guide, Johnson Fleming reveals what items you need to understand to gauge the impact of auto-enrolment on your business. The guide focuses on: the impact that your auto-enrolment scheme will have on you; assessing your workforce; understanding your staging date; reviewing your current provision; and modelling contribution levels and costs.


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