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Scotland’s commercial property market set for upturn after independence no vote

There was a collective sigh of relief within the commercial property market last week as Scotland voted no to independence. In the uncertainty leading up to the vote, many commercial property deals involving those north and south of the border had ... Read more

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Which buildings can save you money on business rates?

  Last week it was revealed that thousands of retailers across the country were benefitting from government business rate discounts. Some retailers can enjoy £1,000 off business rates, but there are a number of other measures in place that ... Read more

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Birmingham City Council announce strategy to improve retail scene

Birmingham City Council has revealed plans to make the city a destination of choice for shoppers and visitors alike. With the Bullring and Mailbox shopping centres already proven successes, the capital of the West Midlands is looking to deliver an ... Read more

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Thousands of retailers benefitting from £1,000 business rates discount

Around 300,000 retail premises across the UK have benefitted from more than £272 million of tax relief this year, says the new High Streets Minister Penny Mordaunt. Speaking at the annual high street retailers conference, the Minister said: “A ... Read more

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Five ways to ensure a successful office move

Last week we considered the reasons why a business may need to move office. If the signs are all there and you are ready to move, here are five ways that you can make your office move a success. Plan, plan plan! A solid plan is the key to any ... Read more


M&G Real Estate acquire £140m Birmingham property

  Two Snowhill in Birmingham has been sold to M&G Real Estate for an estimated £140m. The premises, which offers 319,000 sq ft of office and retail space, including in demand Grade A office space, already lets space to Wragge & Co ... Read more


Nottingham set for retail revolution

It would seem these are exciting times for Nottingham. Not only do Nottingham Forest sit atop the Sky Bet Championship, but the city is also poised to undergo a retail revolution. Both of the city’s main shopping centres, the Broadmarsh Centre and ... Read more

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Five signs it’s the right time to move office

There may come a time for every business owner when they have to consider moving office. Although potentially costly and stressful, an office move can provide many benefits for businesses. Here are five signs that it may be time to consider that all ... Read more


Improved disabled access could increase high street business

Retailers could be turning away one in five people by not catering for disabled people and potentially losing out on valuable business. The Minister for Disabled People Mark Harper said: “We want businesses up and down our high streets to realise ... Read more


Lack Of new development could hinder economic recovery

In their annual Commercial Consturction Index, JLL and Glenigan have revealed that the economic recovery in the UK is well underway, but there is also expected to be an upcoming shortage of commercial property. In the 12 months up to June 2014, ... Read more