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Monday, May 17, 2010

HIPS suspension imminent

The HIPS suspension is to be announced this week in parliament according to Estate Agency Today.

Apparently the HIP Reform Group is going to try to launch a legal battle to prevent it saying that it believes it to be an“unlawful use of the statutory power (section 162). It could therefore be challenged in the Court and complaining that

“Suspension of the HIP would kill our industry overnight. "

To me it sounds like a victory for common sense but a disaster for clip board wielding form tickers.

Maybe they should look for a job of equal use, like stick whittling or maybe something actually useful like nursing or teaching, that's a thought!

For a fuller and counter argument read this appraisal of the implications of scrapping HIPs.

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- (the only useful bit of HIPS)
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