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National charity celebrates 100 years of support for rural communities across the UK

National charity celebrates 100 years of support for rural communities across the UK

A charity, based in Oxfordshire, is celebrating a century of support for rural communities to set up and run community-owned businesses. On 17 January 1919, Sir Horace Plunkett signed an indenture which became the original trust deed for the Plunkett Foundation. Sir Horace believed strongly in the power of co-operation to achieve sustainable local development […]

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 […]

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 […]