Designing a pet-friendly home

Pets are an important part of the family. In the latest PAW Report conducted by the PDSA, it showed that around 50% of adults in the UK own a pet. The most popular pets include our beloved cats and dogs. However, there are many other furry friends, including rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and hamsters that live in our properties. Plus, we can’t forget those less hairy examples, such as lizards and snakes!

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What might the recent cabinet shake-up bring to the private rented sector?

February’s cabinet shake-up was the first major reshuffle since the Conservatives’ general Election victory in December and the UK’s exit from the EU at the end of January. There were rumours that plenty of heads would roll, and indeed Boris Johnson did not disappoint. Among the high-profile sackings were Andrea Leadsom and Julian Smith – secretaries of state for business and Northern Ireland respectively – while Sajid Javid was forced out of his post as chancellor after a well-publicised rift with strategic adviser Dominic Cummings, the media’s current bogeyman-in-chief.

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Budget 2020: Potential Property Announcements

On March 11th, 2020, the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, will announce his first budget. While we won’t know exactly what will be announced until the date arrives, there are a few areas to look out for related to the property market that might affect landlords, homeowners and tenants.

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Universal Credit Rollout Delayed Again

The rollout of Universal Credit has been delayed again. The new date for the full rollout to be completed has been pushed back to 2024, meaning it will now be ready a full nine months after its previous deadline.

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Tiling Guide - Picking your design, layout and grout colour

Tiling is having its moment in interior styling, and with the varieties available it’s not hard to see why. The minimalist vibes of the past decade are starting to filter out, and a maximalist style is now taking centre stage. The beauty of tiling is that it works well in both traditional and contemporary homes, and can add visual interest to a room.

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