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Farmers’ retirement Lump Sum Exit scheme opening soon!
 February 15, 2022
The UK Government’s long awaited Lump Sum Exit scheme is due to open soon, allowing farmers wishing to retire a route out of the sector. Following Britain’s exit from the EU Common Agricultural Policy, the basic payments system (BPS) will wind down by 2027 and those coming to the end of their farming careers will soon have an option to cash in a portion of their remaining BPS entitlements. Farmers read more
Mediation and ADR in E-comms Code case litigations
 September 7, 2021
Its been a year since I started 4M Properties Group. In that time I’ve dealt with one Arbitration, all the way to a final award, completed the RICS Mediators training course to become an accredited Evaluative and Facilitative Mediator and provided expert evidence to the Lands Tribunals. I have reviewed the Electronic Communications Code case decisions coming from the Scottish Lands Tribunal and the English Upper Tier Tribunal. Not a read more

Why is the new Code not working and what should be done about it – a summary?
 May 29, 2021
There has been so much hype over the last 10 years or so about a thing called 5G. The last time the telecoms industry caused so much chatter was in the late 1990’s early 00’s when 3G was being launched. That resulted in huge over bidding (£22bn paid in total) on the five 3G (UMTS) operating licences which were auctioned off by the UK Government. This was money which, instead read more

Why is the new Code not working and what should be done about it?
 May 29, 2021
There has been so much hype over the last 10 years or so about a thing called 5G. The last time the telecoms industry caused so much chatter was in the late 1990’s early 00’s when 3G was being launched. That resulted in huge over bidding (£22bn paid in total) on the five 3G (UMTS) operating licences which were auctioned off by the UK Government. This was money which, instead read more

Phil Morris taking active role in DCMS Workshops
 April 6, 2021
4M Properties Group Director, Phil Morris, is one of the participants in a series of workshops being hosted by the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport. Industry experts and advisors from across the spectrum of Operators, Site Providers, NGO’s and Government are discussing ways to speed up digital network infrastructure in the UK. Focussing on improving the current Ofcom Code of Practice relating to electronic communications code agreements, Communication read more
4M website launch!
 July 19, 2020
4M website launch!4M Properties Group is thrilled to launch our new website. Telling the world more about the services we offer in infrastructure asset management, commercial and rural real estate, electronic communications consultancy and dispute resolution. The site concept was put together by 4M Director Philip Morris and website designer Duncan Arrow at duncanarrow.com with photos source from iStock. read more


UK Government launches Electronic Communications Code consultation
 July 19, 2020
Three years after the Electronic Communications Code was launched, in a blaze of disappointment, the UK Government has realised it needs to be reformed. The consultation details can be found here  The 2017 Code was five years in consultation and drafting, but to have reached this point after a further three years is not a great surprise to many. A sledgehammer to crack a walnut doesn’t do it justice. Instead read more
WM5G helps negotiate new 5G site agreements across the West Midlands
 July 19, 2020
Birmingham City Council and Dudley Council sign landmark lease agreements to accelerate the roll-out of 5G in the West Midlands Birmingham City Council and Dudley Council have signed landmark lease agreements with MBNL and Cornerstone – the key infrastructure providers for mobile network operators EE, Vodafone, Telefonica (O2) and Three – to accelerate the roll-out of 5G network infrastructure under the guidance of West Midlands 5G (WM5G) Limited, according to read more

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