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BPF submits real estate Sector Deal proposal to government

The British Property Federation (BPF) has submitted a Sector Deal proposal to government on behalf of the real estate industry. The announcement follows today’s publication of the government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper – and of the first three Sector Deals committing industry and government to achieving the Industrial...
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Energy companies hit rock bottom for customer service

New Which? research has found the Big Six energy suppliers are among the worst offenders when it comes to poor customer service, with Npower finishing bottom for the first time in an annual survey of the top 100 big brands. Which! asked 3,621 UK consumers which companies are...
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Government expanding support to beat homelessness

Government departments have united to expand support for vulnerable people, Housing Minister Kris Hopkins and Communities Minister Stephen Williams said today (10 June 2014). Over £65 million of funding from across Whitehall is being offered to councils and other organisations to tackle homelessness around the country.
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OFT fines three estate agents a total of £246,665

Three estate agents based in London, Northamptonshire and Cardiff have been fined a total of £246,665 by the OFT, for failing to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007. The Regulations are designed to prevent businesses from being used for money laundering or terrorist financing purposes and require...
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Broken energy market sparks new low in consumer satisfaction

The latest annual Which? energy company survey exposes a market that is falling short of its customers’ needs, as consumer satisfaction plummets and the biggest companies yet again fare worse than the smaller suppliers. New Which? research reveals that the overall customer score for energy companies serving Great...
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