The BBC operates several television channels in the United Kingdom of which BBC One and BBC Two are the flagship television channels. In addition to these two flagship channels, the BBC only operates several digital-only stations: BBC Three, BBC Four, BBC News, BBC Parliament, and two children’s channels, CBBC and CBeebies. Digital television is now in widespread use in the United Kingdom, with analog transmission completely phased out by December 2012. The BBC has also been providing digital television since 1975.
Since 1975, the BBC has also provided its TV programs to the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS), allowing members of UK armed forces serving overseas to watch them on four television channels. From March 27, 2013, BFBS will carry versions of BBC One and BBC Two, which will include CBBC’s children’s programming, as well as programming carried by BBC Three on a new channel called BFBS Extra.
Since 2008, all BBC channels have been available to watch online through the BBC iPlayer service. This online streaming capability followed trials of live streaming, which involves the transmission of selected channels in the U.K. The BBC iPlayer service was launched in 2008.
Inheritance law in England
Freehold title gives the owner full and unrestricted ownership of that land (but subject to certain rights that are often reserved to the relevant state or territory, such as mineral rights) and the right to do what he or she wishes on that land, subject to complying with applicable laws, such as planning and environmental laws. Most freehold title ownership, and interests in freehold title, in Australia are governed by a registration system known as Torrens Title.
Freehold title to land can be subdivided in a number of ways. Two examples are strata title and community title. Both co-ownership and community title are regulated by law.
The legislation governing joint ownership and community title subdivisions establishes a corporate body that oversees common areas and shared facilities and has the power to establish rules governing how people may use shared property and facilities within the building or estate. The landowners in a co-ownership or community title subdivision collectively control the corporate body.
England and Wales do not have a matrimonial property regime as such, there is no community of property and therefore the marriage, in principle, has no property consequences. However, in the event of divorce, the courts are given a wide discretion to make a variety of orders (known as “liquidation of property”) (see answer to question 5.1.).
Scotland has a modified economic separation of property system. The general rule is that marriage does not affect the ownership of property (section 24 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985). However, this has been modified in various ways:
There is a presumption that domestic property acquired with the prospect of marriage or during the marriage is owned equally, even if it was acquired by one spouse (section 25 Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985).
Section 37 of the Property Law Act 1925 provides that “the husband and wife shall be treated as two distinct persons in respect of any acquisition of property rights (…)”, so general property law applies. The laws of England and Scotland do not even give one spouse the right to be consulted or to veto transactions relating to the family home owned by the other spouse [see National Provincial Bank Ltd. v. Ainsworth (1965) AC 1175 and Barclays Bank v. O’Brien (1994) 1 AC 1980].
“Incorporated companies in the UK January to March 2020”, Companies House, (30.04.20)- Gov.uk Official Statistics: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/incorporated-companies-in-the-uk-january-to-march-2020/incorporated-companies-in-the-uk-january-to-march-2020 .
people who want to invest in the purchase in order to make the investment profitable by renting.Source: “Avance de la Estadística del Padrón Continuo a 1 de enero de 2019”, Notas de Prensa, INE, (21.04.20).
In relation to agents and representatives, Community regulations apply (Directive 86/653/EEC), implemented through The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1993/3053/contents/made), in force on January 1, 1994. In the United Kingdom there is no Official Association of Commercial Agents.
A foreign company can have a presence/establishment in the UK through a joint venture with a UK company. Joint ventures are generally formed when two or more persons or companies join together to execute a particular commercial proposition or project in a contractual or corporate arrangement. These Joint Ventures are usually established as limited companies or partnerships. The four most common forms in the United Kingdom are:- –