LonRes acquires AML consultancy

FCS’ range of compliance services will help ‘free up agents to concentrate on what they do best’, says the B2B trading platform and data provider…

Housing Minister Esther McVey’s first speech, in full

“You don’t come into politics as a woman to do ‘housework’,” said the ninth Housing Minister in nine years, in an oddly-judged riff during her maiden public address, “but when the Prime Minister asks you to do so on behalf of your country you make an exception!”

On the demise of the leasehold portfolio

Recent consultations and proposed reforms are likely to have a significant impact on investment decisions around what used to be an attractive asset class for institutional investors and pension funds, notes William Bethune

Javid sets ‘stunt budget’ date; Johnson moves to shut down Parliament

Chancellor Sajid Javid will present a “fast-tracked Spending Round” – which Labour has called a “panic-driven stunt budget” – on Wednesday 4th September, fuelling anticipation of an imminent General Election. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, meanwhile, is angling to suspend Parliament to force a “no-deal” Brexit.