Workplace wellbeing – is it working?

Tuesday 18 December 2018

The latest research from the British Safety Council reveals how employee wellbeing is being compromised by a lack of understanding of how to implement effective programmes.

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What did the agricultural market hold for 2018?

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Sales of agricultural machinery and plant equipment for 2018 has been strong, with on-site auctions at farms proving popular with the punters, and prices for individual pieces rocketing. We catch up with the good folks at Cheffins for an analysis of the year.

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Will the Making Tax Digital deadline change for small businesses?

Thursday 22 November 2018

In a report out this week, HMRC's Making Tax Digital programme has been slated, with criticism levied at the Government that the new regime, whilst well intentioned, simply hasn't been fully considered and that the timescales for implementation were too optimistic.

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GDPR: the threat is real

Monday 19 November 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) might seem like old news, but don't become complacent as the threat of an attack is still very real.

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Propertymark Qualifications named as the first end-point assessor

Friday 02 November 2018

Propertymark Qualifications has been announced as the first end-point assessment organisation to be recognised by the Education and Skills Funding Agency for the Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship standard.

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ASA ruling on misleading fees in auction advert

Thursday 01 November 2018

In a recent Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling, Christie's were found to have misled bidders about auction fees payable.

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Ivory Bill progress update

Thursday 25 October 2018

The Ivory Bill was discussed in the House of Lords yesterday, with peers having the opportunity to debate the Bill and vote on amendments that were tabled by various members.

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NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year 2018 - winner announced!

Thursday 25 October 2018

We're delighted to announce the winner of last night's prestigious NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year for 2018.

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Offensive Weapons Bill

Monday 22 October 2018

The Offensive Weapons Bill is currently making its way through Parliament, which could affect antiques dealers, traders and auctioneers. If passed it's expected that under Section 17, businesses will no longer be able to post knives out to residential addresses.

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And the award goes to...

Wednesday 17 October 2018

This afternoon, Propertymark Qualifications held its annual awards ceremony in the Cholmondeley Room at the House of Lords, celebrating excellence in learning and development in the property industry.

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Have you downloaded the new AML Guide?

Tuesday 09 October 2018

Whilst it may be estate agency that gets all the press, Anti-money Laundering (AML) is also an important area for auctioneers as it's an industry criminals are known to target in order to launder large amounts of money via the purchase of high value goods or property.

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Introducing your AML friend - Propertymark Passport

Tuesday 02 October 2018

Can you honestly say that you’re fully trained in authenticating numerous types of identity documents from across the globe? Nope, didn't think so.

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Say "hello" to Propertymark Connect

Thursday 27 September 2018

Our membership benefits are just one of the reasons to join Propertymark, and now you can find them all in one place with our brand new app - Propertymark Connect - connecting you to your benefits.

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Couple arrested in money laundering crackdown

Monday 24 September 2018

The National Crime Agency (NCA) arrested a ‘Politically Exposed Person’ from Pakistan and his wife last week, following allegations of money laundering corruption.

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Are bats sucking the blood out of your sale?

Friday 21 September 2018

House sales are tricky enough, but what happens when there are bats living in the property you are selling? Here's what you need to know...

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GDPR breach: it could happen to you

Monday 10 September 2018

Last week, British Airways became embroiled in a GDPR nightmare, which saw 380,000 customers have their financial details stolen.

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Have you got what it take to become Novice Auctioneer of the Year?

Wednesday 08 August 2018

The one everyone's been waiting for! NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year takes place on 24 October and you could be this year's winner.

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What is driving auction sales in 2018?

Monday 30 July 2018

We take a look at how 2018 is treating property and chattels auctioneers so far. Clive Emson auctioneers put the success of their business down to to the diversity of lots on offer. Elsewhere Cheffins provides analysis on what's driving the agricultural market fairing following Brexit and uncertainty over EU subsidies for farmers.

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Help make NAVA Propertymark even better!

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Have you ever wondered how you can get more involved with NAVA Propertymark and have more of a say by being on the committee? Well now is your chance.

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Five things you might not know about buying at auction

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Auctions are a great opportunity to get your hands on a bargain. However, there are several things to consider before, during and after when buying at auction. We have pulled together a list of the top things you might not know about buying at auction, to help make the experience as stress-free as possible.

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Does your retention policy comply with the GDPR?

Monday 16 July 2018

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in place, it is important that you have an established procedure which sets out how to securely dispose of data when it is no longer needed.

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Scope of Ivory Bill extended

Thursday 05 July 2018

On 4 July 2018 the UK Government announced that it will consult on extending the scope of the Ivory Bill to protect hippos, walruses and narwhals from the trade in ivory.

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GDPR - it's more than just consent

Wednesday 18 April 2018

When it comes to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) it's easy to get hung up on the idea of consent - but there are five other legal bases which organisations can use to process personal data.

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Government announce plans for ivory ban

Thursday 12 April 2018

On 3 April the Government confirmed that the UK will introduce a ban on ivory sales, as it published its response to a consultation on the matter. They believe tighter controls on trading ivory will go some way to curtailing the demise of the elephants.

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John Pye and Sons investment in staff is paying dividends

Tuesday 10 April 2018

John Pye & Sons Ltd is celebrating its 50th year this year. They say they will be marking the achievement with a number of business development announcements, hosting celebration events and giving back to the communities in which they trade.

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Clive Emson auctions celebrate milestone

Monday 02 April 2018

Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auctioneer, Clive Emson Auctioneers, has just celebrated its landmark 200th auction.

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Novice winner goes from strength to strength

Friday 02 February 2018

Auctioneer Katie Semmens is proof of the ongoing success story that is the NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year awards.

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Ivory Ban Consultation: Our Response

Wednesday 10 January 2018

NAVA Propertymark has responded to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs consultation on Banning UK Sales of Ivory.

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Do you charge clients who pay by credit or debit card?

Thursday 16 November 2017

If so, you need to be aware that it will soon be illegal to do so under new regulations which will come into force shortly.

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Is auction now the method of choice for discerning vendors?

Wednesday 15 November 2017

If the latest results from NAVA Propertymark Protected auctioneers Clive Emson are anything to go by, the answer is a definite, big fat, yes. With sales totaling over £23 million in their latest sale alone.

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