We have submitted our response to the White Paper Consultation based on the discussion held at the “Planning for the Future - what does this mean for affordable housing” webinar we held on Fri 9 Oct
At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we realise it is a challenging time for churches who will be supporting members of their church and its community.
Many (if not all) churches have, at the time of writing, already suspended public worship. In a hugely positive response, many churches are finding different ways to meet either in person in small groups or by uploading virtual services for the wider membership. There is no doubt that technological advances are helping the world to carry on in new and creative ways and churches can be a positive part of this.
For churches like yours to continue and thrive in this more home-based world at the moment, we have compiled guidance on the practical issues you may need to consider at this time, e.g. occupation of properties either as landlord or tenant, governance issues such as the requirement to call your AGM, executing documents, dealing with employee absences and so on. We would, however, stress that in a rapidly-moving situation, with daily updates from the Government and the Chief Medical Officer, we would always suggest seeking specific and up to date advice when making decisions on any of the issues referred to in this note.
This note should show you how you can continue to achieve and fulfil your mission from home and whilst there will need to be innovation and some different ways of thinking applied, it can be done and you can still build the kingdom even when you cannot meet people face to face. It is exactly at times like these where the church and its members are so valuable and we are here to help you with that.
If you come across other issues that are not addressed then please let us know and we would be happy to help and/or develop answers for wider sharing. Whatever issues your church faces do feel free to contact Esther Campsall or Edwina Turner.
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Anthony Collins Solicitors is pleased to have been ranked as a Band 1 firm once again.
Since March 2020, commercial property owners and occupiers across many sectors, whether housing associations, charities, care providers or local authorities, have been impacted by the rules regulating how they deal with their tenants and their landlords. It seems each week there is a change in policy, regulation or legislation, governing how they must respond.
A key element of the Bill is the establishment of a duty holder regime and requirement to maintain the ‘golden thread of information’ throughout the life cycle of high-risk residential buildings
We have been working with care homes to update their contracts and advise on the risks of charging the resident a regular “top-up” or additional fee where a resident is funded through NHS CHC
The parliamentary processes are complete and the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) which cap exit payments in the public sector at £95,000 will be in force from 4 November.
As the UK’s social housing sector recovers from the initial Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown, now is the time to focus on the challenges that may emerge next.
There is no universal approach to regenerating town centres. However, housing must be considered a key part of any regeneration project – providing well-needed new homes and economic growth.
Friday 16 October marks the 6th annual Wear Red Day in England, Wales and Scotland. Wear Red Day is the brainchild of the charity; Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC). SRTRC aims to educate young people so they are equipped to recognise and challenge stereotypes, misconceptions and negative attitudes towards race.
Alongside the Building Safety Bill published in July 2020, the Fire Safety Bill is a key step in the Government’s strategy to improve building and fire safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy
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