Planning Portal Market Insight Report: A year on from Lockdown One – how is the market faring?

Throughout 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, we saw application patterns change dramatically, defying all seasonal trends and far surpass previous years in terms of the number of applications submitted.

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Why do we need to prevent people from illegally working?

All employers have a responsibility to prevent illegal working in the UK. This can be done by conducting a right to work check before you employ someone.

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Planning Market Insight Report: 77,000+ submissions in March

Planning Portal reported that throughout this period, there were more than 171,000 planning applications submitted to local authorities throughout England and Wales.

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The 2021 Directory of Planning Consultants – Digital Leaflets

The Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) 2021 Directory of Planning Consultants regional digital leaflets are now available for you to download and share.

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New minimum space standards, April 2021

Legislative updates relevant to prior approval applications for new dwellinghouses (including through change of use) are coming into force from 6 April 2021 and apply to any such application submitted from that point onwards.

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What is a Right to Work Check?

Identity fraud is a big issue in the UK. One estimate suggested upwards of 1 million illegal immigrants in the UK.

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Local Planning Authorities: Focus on the East Midlands Region

With the most recent local government reorganisation taking place in Northamptonshire, this month we are taking a closer look at the East Midlands. The East Midlands includes the historic and geographic counties of Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland.

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Planning Market Insight Report: The Regional View

It has been a positive month for all regions throughout England, with every area showing an increase in the number of applications submitted when compared to February 2021.

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