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Remember the cold winter of 2010, the snow, the bitter chill?
Well just over the last few days end of February/early March 2018 we have experienced that same ice cold winter reminiscent of 2010. The very reason the WNSMK was indeed formed was to provide supervised overnight accommodation to homeless and vulnerable people who would otherwise be rough sleeping during the extreme winter months of early December and and mid-March each year. They work in partnership with several Milton Keynes churches that provide their facilities free of charge. A large team of volunteers from across the city come together to cook nutritious meals and provide a friendly safe environment each evening.
Last year 1st Financial Foundations raised money to support the shelter. This year one of our team members volunteered to help out hands on and experienced first hand the good work both volunteers and long term supporters of the shelter provide.
“Its eye opening, no one can quite imagine what it must be like to live on the streets, no hot running water, no tv or mod cons… no privacy or choice.”
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows”
The quote attributed to Helen Keller
A busy 2017 for the buy to let market saw many lenders, advisers, and their clients adapting to changes in tax relief and the PRA changes on lending to portfolio landlords. This meant staying on top of the latest news and talking to clients about how this might affect their financial plans.
In December 2017 the government announced that it would proceed with extending mandatory property licensing of houses in multiple occupations (HMOs). On 23 January 2018, Housing Minister, Dominic Raab, stated that, subject to Parliamentary approval, the necessary regulations would be brought into force in October 2018.