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Welsh Housing Quality Standard 2023: Consultation Commences
The Welsh Government has recently launched a consultation for a new quality standard aimed at improving conditions of social housing in Wales. The Welsh Housing Quality Standard 2023 (‘WHQS 2023’) will apply to all Registered Social Landlords and Local Housing Authorities.
Fire Safety Act finally comes into force
The Fire Safety Act, having been introduced to Parliament in March 2020 and received Royal assent in April 2021, has finally come into force on 16 May 2022.
The Government publishes its new Procurement Bill
Following its recent consultation on the reform to the UK’s public procurement regime, the Government has now published its eagerly awaited new Procurement Bill.
The Subsidy Control Act 2022 became law at the end of April 2022
The new regime is expected to come into force in Autumn 2022. Until then, public authorities are required to continue to follow the existing rules on subsidy control (as set out in the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the TCA), the World Trade Organisation rules on subsidies, the Northern Ireland Protocol and free trade agreements with other countries).
Getting ready for the Charities Act 2022
The Charities Act 2022 (the Act) came into force in February and primarily focusses on simplifying some of the overly complex and resource intensive areas of charity law.
Devonshires advise twig card on its acquisition of Mobi Market
Devonshires has advised twig card, a next-generation B Corp status bank that operates as a circular economy company at the intersection of personal banking and resale, on its acquisition of Mobi Market Limited, one of Europe’s fastest growing value-added resellers of used mobile phones.
Happy Earth Day!
Today we celebrate Earth Day, a day in which we recognise the importance of protecting our environment.
Devonshires act for Wales & West Housing Association Limited on their SHPS bulk transfer
We are delighted to act for Wales & West Housing Association Limited on their SHPS bulk transfer, into their own newly created scheme within the umbrella of TPT Retirement Solutions.
Devonshires appointed by Anchor
We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed by Anchor to their new legal services panel.
Devonshires recognised for environmental sustainability
We are delighted to once again be recognised by the Clean City Awards Scheme (CCAS)!
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) for Building Owners: Consultation and Government Update
Following the Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s initial recommendations on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans, otherwise known as ‘PEEPs’, the Government ran a consultation on proposals for new legal requirements (to be imposed on owners and managers of multi-occupied high-rise residential buildings) to undertake PEEPs for residents in certain circumstances. The consultation also impacted on associated Government guidance on the issue.
Building Safety Bill – The removal of the Building Safety Manager
Our recent article reported that there were rumours of the removal of the Building Safety Manager (“BSM”) role and the Building Safety Charge (“BSC”) from the draft Building Safety Bill (“BSB”). These rumours now appear to be substantiated by proposed amendments published by the Government.