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Devonshires Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Our primary focus is to maintain operations to support our clients whilst also ensuring the wellbeing of our staff and the communities in which we live and work.
Yuanda v (1) Multiplex and (2) ANZ – “ascertaining and establishing” damages pre-adjudication under ABI bond
The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has very recently handed down its judgment in Yuanda (UK) Co. Ltd v Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd and another.
Summary of Key Budget Announcements for Housing Providers
Following today's Budget announcement, the first since December's general election, Rishi Sunak has provided much to consider.
New Building Safety Fund of £1bn Announced
The Government has announced a new Building Safety Fund of £1bn to help fund the removal of unsafe materials from the external wall systems of all residential buildings over 18 metres in height, as defined in the Building Regulations. The fund will be open to both private and public sector building owners, but the platform
A message to our clients regarding Coronavirus/Covid 19
We are confident that our Business Continuity Plans will enable us to maintain our high level of service quality for clients.
Off-Payroll Working: How to take “reasonable care” when making a status determination
One of the key aspects of the new off payroll working rules is the obligation on the client to determine the status of a contractor providing services through an intermediary.
Electrical safety inspections and private registered providers: why it matters
On 31st October last year the Government published the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020.
Electric vehicle charging: current problems and future plans
You would be hard pressed to have not noticed the cries for a more sustainable way of living getting louder, and the Government is listening, committing to ensure all vehicles sold by 2035 are zero emission.
Devonshires cements its commitment to the North with Leeds office expansion
We are pleased to announce that our Leeds office has moved to larger premises in the city to accommodate planned expansion.
First Homes: The known knowns and the known unknowns
The Government took many by surprise by announcing a new affordable housing product, called First Homes, at the end of last week.
Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive implemented in the UK
The Fifth Money Laundering Directive ((EU) 2018/843) has now been implemented in the UK by the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019
“If it walks like a duck…” The impact of new Off-Payroll Working Rules
In April 2020, a new regime replacing IR35 will come into effect for medium and large private sector organisations.