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  • Coronavirus supermarket
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    The supermarkets’ finest hour

    2020-04-03T00:00:00Z

    The new decade started with worrying tensions between Iran and the US, which forced crude oil prices to spike to more than $70 a barrel.

  • Climate change
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    Climate crisis ‘brand’ must change

    2020-04-03T00:00:00Z

    Jeff Goldblum’s character in the film Jurassic Park delivers a line that is both profound and now a classic internet meme.

  • Hot offices index
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    Hot offices index 2020: top five UK and London office locations

    2020-04-03T00:00:00Z

    The UK’s hottest office locations and top co-working locations, compiled exclusively for Property Week by CACI.

  • Hot offices index
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    Hot offices index 2020

    2020-04-03T00:00:00Z

    The UK’s hottest office locations and top co-working locations, compiled exclusively for Property Week  by CACI.

  • Old people
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    Design is key in later-living sector

    2020-04-02T00:00:00Z

    My grandmother always told me that “until you’re 80, nothing changes, but after that your knees start to be sore when you get out of bed”. 

  • Empty construction site
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    The cash preservation society

    2020-04-02T00:00:00Z

    “Cash is king.” Never has that well-worn business maxim been more imperative than now, as the country locks down in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

  • Diversity
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    We must give back to get heard

    2020-04-02T00:00:00Z

    The general public has a poor perception of the property industry (27% favourability, according to a British Property Federation/Populus survey) and the government is not prioritising us.

  • Robert Jenrick Conservative Party Conference 2019
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    Jenrick was right to challenge mayor’s London plan

    2020-04-01T11:02:00Z

    Editor: Given the difficult situation we are in, secretary of state for housing Robert Jenrick’s intervention to prevent mayor Sadiq Khan from publishing the London Plan until requested changes have been made may have slipped through largely unnoticed.

  • Modern flats
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    Housing: it’s time to reassess density

    2020-04-01T10:41:00Z

    Editor: While the concept of social distancing has stalled the majority of the country’s housebuilding projects , it has also raised the question of whether today’s new homes and developments can handle future pandemics.

  • Mayfield
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    We must retain heritage buildings

    2020-03-27T00:00:00Z

    Browsing through a junk shop one weekend, I found an old shield with a motto emblazoned across the bottom, Respiciens Prospiciens : ’Looking backwards, looking forwards’.

  • Construction cranes
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    Is property immune to Covid-19?

    2020-03-27T00:00:00Z

    Just as we were moving away from the turmoil of Brexit, we find ourselves facing a new hurdle: Covid-19. I say hurdle and not wall because real estate is a resilient industry and it will overcome this.

  • London skyline pollution
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    Many factors affect wellbeing of office employees

    2020-03-26T13:21:00Z

    Editor: In his article, Simon Creasey correctly noted the importance of air quality in offices to the wellbeing of staff . 

  • Work from home
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    Time to show grace under pressure

    2020-03-26T00:00:00Z

    “Mummy? Daddy? What did you do during the time of coronavirus?”

  • Working from home
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    We are all reshaping how we live

    2020-03-26T00:00:00Z

    If 2019 was the year of uncertainty, 2020 is the year that started upbeat but by the end of the first quarter we were reeling from something we had never heard of.

  • Surveyor
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    Purpose of valuation has been lost

    2020-03-25T18:09:00Z

    Editor: As a retired chartered valuation surveyor with more than 40 years’ experience, I fear that the current debate about valuation models suggests that the profession has lost sight of the fundamental nature and purpose of valuation . 

  • Working from home
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    What matters: this crisis will pass, but it will change us all indelibly

    2020-03-20T14:24:00Z

    When life eventually returns to normal after the current global Covid-19 crisis – and it shall – it will be a little less like the normal we once knew. 

  • Scotch Corner, Yorskhire
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    Covid-19 exclusive appeal

    2020-03-20T00:00:00Z

    A £90m designer outlet village is set to be built at Scotch Corner.

  • London proptech
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    Connectivity key to UK’s future

    2020-03-19T00:00:00Z

    As many UK workers currently sit at home and try to virtually recreate their work environment, politicians and businesses need to ask how we remain a world-leading country and economy after Brexit and the impact of Covid-19.

  • Rates valuations
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    More action is required on business rates relief

    2020-03-18T14:28:00Z

    Editor: Some businesses can breathe a little easier following last week’s Budget. As Property Week  reported, the chancellor announced that any eligible retail, leisure or hospitality business with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will pay no business rates this year .

  • Rishi Sunak
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    Budget measures must help everyone

    2020-03-18T13:50:00Z

    Editor: Extra business rates relief measures announced by the chancellor this week, added to those in the Budget, should go far in helping the retail and leisure sector through the worst of the current coronavirus crisis .