Autumn Statement: safeagent view

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremey Hunt MP delivered the Government’s highly-anticipated Autumn Statement today, confirming a raft of tax increases and spending cuts. The announcement had been delayed from the end of October, after markets responded negatively to the previous Government’s approach to stimulating the economy. Among other measures, the announcement included a Capital Gains […]

CMP ruling highlights the importance of agent compliance

A landmark fine for a Camden property agent has demonstrated the risks associated with failing to be a member of a client money protection (CMP) scheme, with a tribunal upholding a £24,000 fine issued by London Trading Standards. The firm was fined after it was found that the company no longer belonged to a CMP […]

DLUHC: returning Secretary of State, new Minister for Housing

Michael Gove MP has been re-appointed as the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities by Rishi Sunak. Mr Gove returns to the post after leaving the department during Liz Truss’s tenure as Prime Minister. He had previously headed the department when the Renters’ Reform white paper was released. During an interview on […]