We are all living through worrying and uncertain times and I wanted to update you all on the current state of play, as much as I can with the ever moving goal posts we face!
In order to comply with Government restrictions and fully support our incredible NHS and care/key workers our office is now closed. However, the business is still fully operational and I am working from home, contactable via email. I am prioritising urgent enquiries, so please bear with me if our response time is slower than usual.
Once again, the Calder Valley has been in the news following flooding. Like other parts of the country affected by the recent storms, many people have suffered, and our hearts go out to them. However, I want to echo the sentiments of the Hebden Bridge Business Forum – We rally in this valley!
We started off 2019 with lots of uncertainty about the Housing Market, the outlook in general for the economy and of course, the impact of Brexit. We end 2019 now knowing Brexit is certain, (although exactly how remains unclear) and major changes to the Housing Market are on the horizon (although exactly when remains unclear). Changes coming will mainly affect the rental market, with the introduction of a Renters Reform Bill, but announcements in the Queens Speech this week do suggest there could be benefits for First Time Buyers in terms of affordability of new homes.
Sewage discharge legislation is changing, with the deadline for changes to be made – 1 January 2020 – fast approaching. The General Binding Rules (GBR) for small sewage discharges (SSDs) have been put in place to protect England’s river and streams from pollution caused by septic tanks and other small-scale sewage treatment plants. If you have have a septic tank or private water treatments then read on to see how this legislation may affect you...