E3 Consulting warns against missed opportunity in planning shake-up  

Property tax specialists have called for more details about ‘disappointingly vague’ proposals for a shake-up of planning infrastructure charges unveiled in the Queen’s Speech. E3 Consulting has welcomed the reforms outlined in the government’s landmark Planning Bill but has warned against introducing a one-size-fits-all system. The government aims to create a new Infrastructure Levy to replace the existing system of … Read More

Poor public transport put brakes on Kickstart

Entrepreneurs’ efforts to employ a young ‘e-commerce exec’ on the government’s Kickstart scheme are becoming a ‘false-start’ because no-one can reach their countryside offices. E-commerce specialists Jim Chetwode and Rupert Brown are keen to fill the post at their business We are Chain in the picturesque village of Berwick St Leonard on the Wiltshire-Dorset border. But they’ve had no success … Read More

Lasting Powers of Attorney thrown into spotlight by Kate Garraway

Regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has warned that the ‘heart-breaking’ plight of TV presenter Kate Garraway has hammered home the importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). Kate has spoken on Good Morning Britain of her difficulties in managing her husband Derek’s affairs without an LPA in his year-long battle against Covid. She also highlighted their struggle in a … Read More