HMV in crisis talks as debt threatens bank limits

September 4, 2021

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VAT shock yet to be passed to consumers

September 4, 2021

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share VAT shock yet to be passed to consumers Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut KCS-content Tuesday 8 February 2011 8:34 pm INFLATION in UK shops rose to 2.5 per cent in January – from 2.1 per cent in December — despite retailers absorbing much of the hike in VAT, a comprehensive survey revealed today. Even more price pressure could spill through to consumers in the coming months, the British Retail Consortium warned.“Retailers generally took the VAT hit on behalf of customers,” said the BRC’s Stephen Robertson.“But with a range of other cost pressures squeezing margins, retailers will struggle to go on absorbing it.”The annualised rate of inflation for non-food goods was up by just a fifth of a per cent, to 1.3 per cent.The bulk of the rise was due to spiking food prices, which increased 4.6 per cent compared to January 2010 – the sharpest rise for 19 months.“The rise in food inflation is being driven by surging food commodities in global markets,” the report said. “On the demand side, the growth in consumption from emerging economies continues to push prices higher — in particular, economic growth in China, India and Brazil.”In China, food inflation topped 10 per cent in November to push consumer price inflation to 5.1 per cent.And yesterday the Chinese central bank responded to inflationary pressures by increasing interest rates by a quarter-point to 6.06 per cent, its second increase in just over a month. “The January CPI must have hit a fresh high,” speculated Shenzhen-based economist Xu Biao.In the UK, many observers expect the Bank of England to follow suit and increase rates. Fixed mortgages rates rose to a six month high, Moneyfacts revealed yesterday, as lenders price in an expected increase in the Bank rate. whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

Heritage Oil in share buyback

September 4, 2021

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Premier League 2020: Manchester United’s Harry Maguire claims, ‘Police beat me…

August 18, 2021

first_img Esports Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Sport News Previous articleNFCC vs CEC ECS T10-Cyprus 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Nicosia XI Fighters CC vs Cyprus Eagles CTL Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match PredictionNext articleWWE Smackdown Preview: A major contract signing announced for WWE Universal Championship tonight on SmackDown Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Premier League 2020: Manchester United captain Harry Maguire told the BBC on Thursday that he feared for his life and thought he was being kidnapped as he was arrested by plainclothes police officers following a fracas on the Greek island of Mykonos.England defender Maguire was found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insulting behaviour after his arrest in a brawl during which two police officers were assaulted. PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO ATP Tour Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion TAGSEngland defender MaguireManchester United’s Harry MaguirePremier League 2020Premier League 2020 LIVEPremier League Live StreamingPremier League SchedulePremier League start date SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sport News Sport News FootballEnglish Premier LeagueSportSport News Facebook Twitter Football Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Belotti, Chiesa come close to breaking deadlock as Italy pile pressure on Wales; Follow Live Updates Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title By Kunal Dhyani – August 28, 2020 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ATP Tour Football Premier League 2020: Manchester United’s Harry Maguire claims, ‘Police beat me and told me I’d never play football again’ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoHe received a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days, but Manchester United said on Wednesday that Maguire had been granted a full retrial after appealing against the verdict.“It was horrible. It’s not something I ever want to do again. I don’t wish it on anybody. It’s the first time I’d ever been inside a prison,” Maguire said of his two nights in custody.Maguire said his younger sister Daisy had been attacked in a bar on the island by two men who drugged her, adding that when he tried to take her to hospital he was arrested.“They just started hitting us. He was hitting my legs and saying my career is over, no more football, you won’t play again,” a visibly shaken Maguire said.“And at this point, I thought there’s no chance that these are police, I don’t know who they are, I tried to run away.”Maguire denied trying to bribe the police involved in the incident. Latest Sports News PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Football last_img read more

London Irish 24 Bath 25 – The Verdict

June 23, 2021

first_imgTAGS: Bath RugbyLondon Irish So Bath strayed patient, committed to the style and in Barkley they had a kicker who only missed one penalty all afternoon.Bath’s pick and go and rolling maul even dragged Richard Thorpe into the sin bin and while he was off Bath scored a crucial ten points, including Michael Claassens’ try, predictably from inches!In the end it was left to Barkley to score a final-minute penalty to win it.Incredibly Irish have now not won for nine matches, but they are still fourth in the table, just ahead of one of the most congested mid-tables in Premiership history. Lose one more though and they could easily be seventh, and that would be unacceptable for a side of London Irish’s stature, and recent success.But I do believe the match leaves London Irish (and not just in league position terms) in far better shape than Bath.Irish should keep the faith as they have the players to get them out of this run. I would still back London Irish, as long as they win next week, to make the play-offs. One more loss though and they’ll fall back and they may start doubting themselves.Players to note:• Daniel Bowden – Could be the find of the season alongside Manu Tuilagi. Bowden’s kicking game gives England an inside centre they currently don’t have. Without an All Blacks cap he could (perhaps) be persuaded to throw in his lot with England in 2012 once he serves his residency qualification.• Danny Grewcock – He would be mad to retire at the end of the season as he has suggested. He put the grunt into the Bath effort today and could still offer something to England.• Alex Corbisiero – Another who will play for England as he offers the ball-carrying threat so absent from the vast majority of England props. Another one to move into the set-up quickly. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Paul Morgan, editor of Rugby World MagazineWell, something had to give here at the Madejski Stadium as two of the sides with the worst recent record in the Aviva Premiership clashed. Going into the game London Irish has lost their last eight games in all competitions since their 39-26 victory over Sale at Madejski Stadium on 31 October.Bath’s most recent victory in Aviva Premiership Rugby was 31-16 against Sale at The Rec on 25 September. Both shocking runs!Toby Booth was rightly exasperated by the performance of referee Greg Garner but as everyone in the crowd of 11,811 saw London Irish’s first try was created by a forward pass, so things do go both ways.The game was one through a tactical masterstroke from the Bath coaches.They were out-classed in almost every facet of the game in the first half and one had possession in the London Irish 22 twice! The fact that Irish only led 17-9 was the biggest surprise.But in the 15-minute half-time break Steve Meehan and his coaches hatched a plan to attack Irish’s forwards in a very specific way with a pick and go game that was one of the narrowest I have ever seen. But it was effective.Bath’s backline barely created a chance all afternoon, in contrast to London Irish who scored three superb tries – all singing and dancing!But all singing and dancing doesn’t always win the game, although it should have done in this game.So all Bath did in the second half was pick and go and rely on a very erratic kicking performance from Chris Malone. He kicked the ball out on the full once and failed to clear his lines twice, as Lewis Moody brought his England form to Reading.Irish failed to get out of their territory for large parts of the second half and as Bath had been practicing this new style in training they stayed faithful to it, which was a brave move as Irish’s backline looked so dangerous.They even stayed faithful to it when Topsy Ojo scored a superb try, cutting off his right wing and through an attempted tackle from Olly Barkley. • James Buckland – When he was at Leicester I always felt his lineout throwing wasn’t good enough for the top level, but he has clearly worked very hard on this side of his game and deserves an England A call-up.London Irish (17) 24 
Tries: Tagicakibau, Thorpe, Ojo Cons: Malone 2, Bowden Pens: Malone 
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Villa Charles / QARTA Architektura

June 17, 2021

first_img Czech Republic ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  2157 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Villa Charles / QARTA Architektura Photographs:  Marek Novotný+ 20 Share “COPY” Architects: QARTA architektura Area Area of this architecture project Projects Villa Charles / QARTA ArchitekturaSave this projectSaveVilla Charles / QARTA ArchitekturaSave this picture!© Marek NovotnýHousing•Prague, Czech Republic Year: center_img Housing CopySave this picture!© Marek NovotnýText description provided by the architects. The site is located in Prague 6 Bubeneč, on the street of Charles De Gaulle. The definition of open spaces – distances from surrounding homes is designed, so that these spaces were equally placed and thus preserve as adequate privacy for residents of existing homes and for future residents of the proposed new building. Save this picture!© Marek NovotnýThe house is divided into two volumes (the branches of “L” shape), which are separated by a common communication kernel. The first volume is airy and movable. The facade is made of sliding wooden sunshades and thanks to them may constantly change. The second volume is contrary solid, firm, and is made of sand stone. The proposed building is five floors high with basement. Save this picture!© Marek NovotnýGiven the nature of the use and its inhabitants is calculated in communication areas with higher space requirements and user favorable parameters – such as gradual steps, in case you need double lift, sufficient daylight, etc. On the ground floor are located physicians’ offices, waiting room and facilities for visitors. In the last floor is an apartment complemented by terraces. In the basement are located parking spaces and technical background of the house. Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessmodeLab Algorithmic Design in GrasshopperArticlesBloomberg Announces Plan For Downtown BrooklynArticlesProject locationAddress:Prague, Czech RepublicLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs 2012 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeQARTA architekturaOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingPragueResidentialHousingCzech RepublicPublished on December 11, 2012Cite: “Villa Charles / QARTA Architektura” 11 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

AS67 Student Housing / LoT

June 17, 2021

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  2200 m² Area:  2200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Greece CopyAbout this officeLoTOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsRefurbishmentRenovationThessalonikiHousingEducationalRefurbishmentResidentialRenovationGreecePublished on July 28, 2014Cite: “AS67 Student Housing / LoT” 28 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Housing Projects 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  “COPY” AS67 Student Housing / LoT Photographs AS67 Student Housing / LoTSave this projectSaveAS67 Student Housing / LoT ArchDaily Architects: LoT Area Area of this architecture project 2011 CopyHousing, Dorms, Renovation•Thessaloniki, Greece Year:  “COPY” photographs:  George MessaritakisPhotographs:  George MessaritakisProject Team:Leonidas Trampoukis, Eleni Petaloti, Eleni Kourkouli, Brandon MaldonadoInterior Design:LoTArchitects In Charge:Leonidas Trampoukis, Eleni PetalotiCity:ThessalonikiCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© George MessaritakisRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. 67 Agias Sofias st. is an eight-storey residential building, built in the 1950’s that has been abandoned for many years.Save this picture!First Floor PlanLoT was selected to transform it into a student housing residence to accommodate 62 single bed units, entrance lobby, gym and laundry facilities, and a communal roof terrace area.Save this picture!© George MessaritakisThe renovation completed in August 2011 makes use of two materials, painted steel plates and translucent reinforced glass, combined with the harmony to contrast the fussiness and complexity of the surrounding build environment. In the interior extensive use of color and graphics create joyful living conditions for the students.Save this picture!© George MessaritakisThe game of light and shadow is gradually revealing parts of the interior program along the pass of the day. By opening and closing the flexible translucent or solid shutter panels one can control the levels of privacy and light and at the same time transform the way of experiencing the building from the lower street level.Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Gokurakuji / Naoya Kawabe Architect & AssociatesSelected ProjectsJalisco Federal Judicial City / TACHER ArquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Thessaloniki, GreeceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© George Messaritakis+ 32 Sharelast_img read more

What To Do This Beautiful Weekend in Pasadena

June 12, 2021

first_img Community News More Cool Stuff Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes TOP STORY What To Do This Beautiful Weekend in Pasadena Published on Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 1:56 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business Newscenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Here are our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Can HR be bothered to change its ways?

May 12, 2021

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Can HR be bothered to change its ways?On 23 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Most businesses recognise that the creation of sustainable wealth is nowcreated by intangible assets like knowledge, intellectual property,relationships, brands and innovation. The measurement and management of theseintangible assets is difficult but provides people professionals for the firsttime with the opportunity to be the creators of competitive advantage. Thequestion is can HR be bothered? Tomorrow’s successful organisations will take an offensive approach to usingtalent, creativity and people-led strategy development, not because it is agood thing in itself, but because it will create clear space between them andtheir competitors. At Qtab we have felt this defensive mindset to be prevalent within the HRcommunity, so we undertook some research. The results are scathing. Less than10 per cent of the organisations asked are measuring their human capital, withonly 25 per cent able to identify their organisation’s wealth creators. Only 20per cent had a defined and well thought out employer brand. Research being carried out by a number of academic institutions in the UKinto HR’s impact on organisation performance seems to indicate a relationshipbetween having an HR function and superior business performance. The reason may be that the majority of HR activity is focused on improvingwhat Michael Porter calls “operational effectiveness” – doing thingsbetter than competitors. In people terms this could include having betterperformance management, more progressive reward systems, better people managersand more effective internal communication. When speaking at a recent conference on intellectual capital the audiencewas made up of accountants, IT professionals and knowledge officers. Thefinancial professionals are looking at methods of measuring thesepeople-centric assets and how these non-physical assets make an impact onfuture business performance. Knowledge officers are developing new ways of enhancing organisationallearning. IT staff are developing ideas and processes around the capture andsharing of knowledge. We can give up the development of people strategy tothese other professionals, or focus on assisting our organisations to thinkdifferently. The evidence seems to indicate that the thinking and the tools to help usmeasure and develop these intangible assets exist but people professionalsdon’t have the confidence, willingness or capability to use them. Do we go outside our comfort zones, learn new skills, push ourselves todevelop new measurement frameworks and try, with our intellect and stamina, tocreate people strategies altering how our business compete? I am not yetconvinced many in the profession can be bothered. last_img read more

allAgents calls for independent analysis of its and Trustpilot agent reviews

May 7, 2021

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » allAgents calls for independent analysis of its and Trustpilot agent reviews previous nextAgencies & PeopleallAgents calls for independent analysis of its and Trustpilot agent reviewsCall for investigation follows Facebook comments by a Purplebricks area manager following criticism of the hybrid agent’s service by a customer.Nigel Lewis23rd April 201802,079 Views After several months of calm the online battle between Purplebricks and allAgents has broken out again after a Facebook user’s comments about the site prompted unkind words from one of the hybrid agent’s area managers.He said on the social media platform: “Over 40,000 positive reviews on, verified users of Purplebricks. allAgents is an unregulated site where anyone and everyone (including the competition) can post untrue reviews.”The comments were in response to a post on Facebook, it would appear from one of their local former customers, who after using its services had posted: “Don’t. Awful. Take your money sell (sic) or no sale and then you’ll never hear from them. I’ve just removed my property with them.”allAgents says it wants an “independent audit” of all Trustpilot and allAgents reviews of Purplebricks to settle the matter for good.“Enough is enough. First Purplebricks’ lawyers send us threatening letters, now their own staff are trolling Facebook users to spread misinformation about us,” says allAgents’ Martin McKenzie.“All of our Purplebricks reviews – both positive and negative – are verified. I’m not convinced Trustpilot can say the same.“What’s needed is an independent audit of both our reviews and Trustpilot’s. We’re very happy to allow that, the question is, are they? With such a wide disparity in ratings, it’s time consumers knew which review website they’re able to really trust.”This most recent spat between the two  organisations, which this time was not directly between the two company’s senior management, is the first for several  months.But in March allAgents won an Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) adjudication after an unidentified member of the public complained to the watchdog that allAgents could not advertise itself as ‘independent’ because the reviews site had, in the past, prompted the public to give Purplebricks negative reviews.But allAgents was successful in proving to the ASA that it solicits both negative and positive reviews of all the agents who are listed on its site.In February allAgents also asked all reviewers to prove they had been customers of Purplebricks before posting.At the moment all reviews on the first page of the page are ‘one star’ bar one, which is a two-star review.Purplebricks Martin McKenzie AllAgents facebook April 23, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more