Major planning reforms announced in Queen’s speech

As expected, the Queen's speech on 11 May unveiled far-reaching changes to the UK's planning system. 

The Queen's speech is the official reopening of Parliament for the next session, and is used to announce the government's key priorities for the coming year. This time round, changes to the planning system were high up the agenda. These reforms represent the most significant alterations to our planning laws in more than half a century, and have delighted and alarmed different interest groups in equal measure.

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Are times really that tough for landlords?

There is a great deal of doom and gloom about the rental market at the moment, with many landlords having taken significant rent cuts or finding themselves with tenants who have got seriously into arrears. Where the private rented

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