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Christmas Closure Times

Christmas Closure Times

MJD Hughes Ltd will be closed from 12noon on Friday 21st December and will open as usual on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. If you need to contact us urgently during this time, please email info@mjdhughes.com where emails will be monitored during this period.  We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year […]

New £2.2 Million Funding Announced for Community Run Pubs

New £2.2 Million Funding Announced for Community Run Pubs

Power to Change has announced a new funding programme that will help communities seeking to save their local pub through community ownership. The announcement came yesterday at the Plunkett Foundation’s Rural Community Ownership Awards in London, that will see many more communities in England opening and operating their local pub. Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive of […]

MJD Hughes Ltd Weekly Newsletter

MJD Hughes Ltd Weekly Newsletter

This week’s top news in the industry. +        The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has urged Ei Group to sell its pubs to other operators after news the pubco is set to sell its commercial property branch. +        The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has appointed Red Mist Leisure managing director Mark Robson as its […]

Weekly Newsletter

Weekly Newsletter

MJD Hughes Ltd Weekly Newsletter This week’s top news in the industry. + Money Laundering is a dirty business. Criminals employ a range of techniques to clean their “dirty money”, with the scale of money  laundering having a devastating impact. Companies need to understand how to check for the warning signs of financial crime, and […]

Do I need Planning Permission for that?

Do I need Planning Permission for that?

In this post, Jonathan Warner-Reed at Lupton Fawcett explains about the need for Planning Permission and if it is always essential to obtain permission. If you want to make changes to the inside of your home, you will not have to apply for planning permission. Both the conversion of an integral garage into your living […]

Is semi-commercial property an option for investors?

Is semi-commercial property an option for investors?

The buy-to-let market has undoubtedly undergone a huge raft of changes over the past few years. Barry Dillon from Together Finance comments ‘We’ve seen an evolution in the way property investment is taxed and the way loans are underwritten, leading to landlords adjusting their portfolios. Some smaller landlords are even quitting the market – leaving […]

Data Protection Act 1998 vs the GDPR – which applies?

Data Protection Act 1998 vs the GDPR – which applies?

In this posting Ellie Leatherday from solicitors Lupton Fawcett examines how the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) tackles data protection issues. We all have a responsibility to protect the data we deal with. This is not something new that came about in May 2018. As we all know, thanks to the influx of privacy notices in […]