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When Lord Falconer’s plan to deregulate the legal services profession was first announced in March 2005, it was immediately dubbed the ‘Tesco law’.

AMI visits Labour

I spent this week at the Labour Party conference in Manchester.

Saving the housing market

It was billed as part one of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s autumn comeback but the government’s package of measures to save the housing market met with a muted industry response. Although trade bodies such as the National Housing Federation and the Council of Mortgage Lenders welcomed the measures initially, any enthusiasm was dampened by the government’s failure to address the lack of mortgage availability crippling the market.

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Under the radar – Fit for Work and sickness absence

Earlier this month we sat in on a presentation delivered by the Fit for Work service, and this session did highlight one small but important change to the offering that we must admit had slipped under our radar. The Sickness Absence Review published in 2010 suggested that the Independent Assessment Service (now branded Fit for Work) should have three access points; referral by […]

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