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PEPs, SARs & MLROs: An A to Z of Anti-Money Laundering

As “gatekeepers”, estate agents play a crucial role in the UK Government’s ongoing efforts to stamp out money laundering and terrorism financing. Non-compliance carries the very real threat of prison time and unlimited fines, so here’s a handy guide to everything from beneficial owners to the rules around tipping-off…

Studio Ashby’s Sophie Ashby on inspiration, Instagram & building a successful interior design business

INTERVIEW: Studio Ashby founder Sophie Ashby talks us through her rise to the top of London’s interior design scene – from her very first commission to delivering acclaimed projects at high-profile developments including Battersea Power Station, Holland Park Villas and Greenwich Peninsula – revealing her biggest sources of design inspiration, and the advantages of being the ‘wild card’ option…

Talking Heads: On the evolution of the master suite

London’s top agents, developers and interior designers reveal what their clients look for in a principal bedroom, and advise on how to deliver the kind of indulgent spaces that dreams – and margins – are made of…

These maps show how tricky it is to measure inequality in local areas across England

In the UK, people often think about inequality in geographical terms: for example, places such as Kensington in London are considered ‘rich’, while Blackpool in Lancashire is considered ‘poor’. In reality there are rich and poor areas almost everywhere, but they are not distributed evenly across England, write Alasdair Rae and Elvis Nyanzu