A new data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), comes into force in May 2018, overhauling current data protection legislation.
You must ensure that any gas appliances (permanent or portable), and gas flues that you own and provide for use by your tenants have regular gas safety checks.
Gas safety checks are needed by Landlords, Housing associations, Local authorities, Hotels and B&Bs, Colleges, Boarding schools and Hostels.
The new energy performance regulations have been finalised by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and come into force in England and Wales in 2018, which means landlords should be acting now to ensure they are compliant.
As has been widely reported in the national media, The Lord Chancellor recently announced that, from 20 March 2017, the Odgen rate of discount will be reduced from 2.5% to -0.75%. But what does this actually mean?
Cyber threat is one of the most significant risks facing UK businesses and is on the increase. Government figures in 2015 revealed 81% of large businesses and 60% of small businesses had suffered a cyber security breach. Cyber claims statistics from 2013 - 2016 show cyber extortion and ransomware to be the fastest growing cybercrimes.