Monthly Archives: July 2013

Flood Re: A New Flood Insurance Agreement Reached

On 27 June 2013, it was announced that the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the government agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding to help ensure that flood insurance continues to be affordable and widely available to hundreds of thousands of households in flood-prone areas. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson stated, “we have worked extremely hard with the industry […]

The New Regulators of the UK Financial Market

The Financial Services Act 2012, which received Royal Assent in December 2012, is scheduled to come into force on 1 April 2013. This Act significantly reforms the financial regulatory structure currently used throughout the United Kingdom. The new legislation creates a Financial Policy Committee (FPC) to be in charge of macro-prudential regulation of the financial […]

Health and Safety Responsibilities When You build Your Own House

Self-building a new home or extension can be an exciting and rewarding process. It gives a self-builder the opportunity to create a customised space from start to finish. Self-build homes can be environmentally friendly, often have innovative designs and may cost less than standard housing when you build your own house. However, construction is one […]