Bfa board member and head of the franchise department at Owen White Solicitors, Jane Masih, has been asked to speak at a free franchising event in Wokingham on 12 July 2016.
What a difference a few days make! While the result of the Referendum was widely expected to be close, there is a sense that even those advocating ‘Leave’ were surprised by the result. It is far too soon to know what the outcome will be on the franchise industry and the best advice to our clients is to carry on as before.
In mid-June we held a social housing legal conference at Beaumont House that was, if our very own ‘exit polls/feedback forms’ are to be believed, a huge success.
While the rest of the country might be heading to the polling stations, the Owen White franchise team will be heading to Nottingham to attend the British Franchise Association’s annual conference on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June.
On 17 June 2016 we will be holding our 2016 social housing legal conference.
The franchise team invited franchisors and franchise service providers from across the country, to attend the day-long event which had the theme of ‘Regenerating Your Franchise Network.
In our 12 February 2016 update on Rent Reductions (Welfare Reform & Work Bill – Feb 2016) we highlighted issues raised in the ‘ping-pong’ stage of the Welfare Reform & Work Bill about whether service charges were to be excluded or not when calculating the 1% rent reduction.