Back to Normal (ish)

By James Russell In News & Current Affairs No comments

It feels great to be back in the office (which is in Leicestershire, not in Leicester I hasten to add) and see friends and colleagues that make up the team at BLG. Okay, it’s a little different to how it was. Social distancing is very much in place, temperature checks are regularly taken and hands […]

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We love our NHS

By James Russell In News & Current Affairs No comments

Times like this bring out the good in people. Nowhere does this ring more true than with the people that make up our NHS. NHS staff are working tirelessly on all our behalves, putting themselves at risk and doing all they can to protect us. Regrettably I have personal experience of this over the past […]

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Business as Usual

By Mark Jackson In News & Current Affairs No comments

Funny how a quick photo on a phone encapsulates a moment so well. This was taken by some of our staff in the office ahead of them working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak.  We’ve all put a few more pounds on and most of us are in need of scissors for a haircut rather […]

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COVID-19

By James Russell In News & Current Affairs No comments

‘Providing certainty in uncertain times’ – this is what our clients want from us. I’m pleased to say that is what we provide. In these unusual times we continue to look after our clients with the reliability and expertise you expect from us. We are of course observing the government directives and therefore have many […]

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Now We are all Cricket Fans!

By James Russell In News & Current Affairs No comments

Well, It has been buzzing in our offices this morning as everybody talks about THAT final bowl. New Zealand needed two runs and they got one. Phew! People in our offices range from those who can tell you the permutations of exactly what “silly mid-on” is, to those who watched it for the first time […]

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I’m a person, not a number!

By James Russell In News & Current Affairs No comments

Let me share an experience with you that I had recently. I made a call to my utility supplier. Simple enough, you would think. After being told by an automated system for fifteen minutes that I am important to them, I then input a number and held for another few minutes. At last I finally […]

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UK surveyors report surge in activity as investors try to beat tax rise

By James Russell In News & Current Affairs No comments

LONDON – British property valuers reported a surge of activity on Thursday as property investors tried to beat an increase in transaction taxes on rental investments coming into force in April. Demand for housing remains buoyant, lifted by tight supply, record employment and cheap mortgage rates, even as the global economic outlook darkens — something […]

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Construction industry ends on a high

By James Russell In News & Current Affairs No comments

Growth in the UK construction industry picked up in December from a seven-month low in November, helped by a rise in commercial building on the back of the country’s economic recovery. The Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 57.8 from 55.3, above the median forecast of 56.0 in a Reuters poll of economists. […]

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