All Feedback articles – Page 11

  • House of Fraser lightning

    Retail is changing – why not taxation?


    The legislative structures and demands governing the relationship between retail and real estate are outdated, inequitable and simply not fit for purpose. 

  • Spaces uk 1

    IWG takeover news is pivotal moment for sector


    The news of three new takeover approaches for IWG is very welcome for the sector and is bringing flexible workspace further into the spotlight.

  • Sadiq Khan

    Praise for council housing push


    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s announcement of a council housing programme set to deliver 10,000 new homes is the type of decisive housing policy his election campaign ran on.

  • Next superstore

    CVAs let retailers dump poor stores


    As chief executive of a successful and very active business with around £2bn to £3bn of retail assets under management, in common with a number of landlords, I am extremely concerned at the government’s lack of action against retailers using the CVA process as a loophole to break binding lease ...

  • Dark clouds over houses

    What we mean when we talk about the housing crisis


    Ian Mulheirn is quite right with his comment piece explaining why boosting supply won’t solve the housing crisis. It’s great to see at long last someone with common sense acknowledging there isn’t a housing crisis, it is a credit crisis. 

  • Sainsbury’s store, south London

    Sainsbury’s Asda merger offers development potential


    Sainsbury’s and Asda’s decision to merge will bring together store portfolios of 80m sq ft, and in many ways these property assets are complementary.

  • Robot

    Time for property to embrace the AI revolution


    Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new space race and the UK is in the leading pack, as shown by the recent announcement of a new £1bn AI sector funding deal from the government.

  • James Brokenshire Housing Minister

    New housing minister faces urgent challenges


    Once again, the revolving door of housing ministers has spun.

  • Innerspace rooftop development in camden

    NPPF - onwards and upwards?


    “Build up rather than build out,” was the statement expressed by the now former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid in last year’s white paper “fixing our broken housing market”.

  • Housing construction, Bristol

    Housing choice is as important as supply


    The Resolution Foundation recently published a report suggesting that one in three millennials – defined as those born between 1980 and 1996 – will never own a home.

  • House of Fraser

    Retail investors must be more hands-on with assets


    For the past five years, the real estate industry has debated the plight of retail. The threat of online has proved real and today we are at a critical point where it is affecting retail presence and the global retail market.

  • Construction

    Labour’s proposals would make our housing crisis worse


    In 1977, Olivia Newton John sang a love song, Making a Good Thing Better . Forty years later, Labour has just published its own version: a green paper that could be subtitled ‘ Making a Bad Thing Worse ’.

  • SEAT store Jodie Kidd

    In-mall car showrooms step up a gear


    In contrast to the struggling fortunes of several retailers, a growing number of car brands are opening showrooms in shopping centres – and getting great results.

  • Marks & Spencer

    ‘Healthy’ buildings should be the norm in retail


    There has been much talk in recent months on the importance of factoring wellbeing into office workplace design but less on how essential supporting the health and wellbeing of shoppers and workers in the retail space is. Going forward, this should be at the forefront of developer and landlord minds. ...

  • Gender pay gap newsletter

    Name and shame pay gap offenders


    I just wanted to write to you and say thanks for highlighting the gender pay gap in property and keeping it on your daily news feeds.

  • Amazon

    Don’t hit online retail with rates hike


    So one of Anthony Ratcliffe’s solutions to the so-called problem of tax-evading online retailers is to hike the rates that the likes of Amazon pay on their warehouses on the grounds that “a company selling directly to the public from a warehouse is not warehousing but retailing” and thus the ...

  • Instant group flexible offices

    The time has come for flexible office spaces


    To those of us who work within the flexible workspace sector, increasing landlord interest in our market was inevitable. The question was not ‘if’ but ‘when’. And Richard Williams’ recent piece shows, the time is definitely now.

  • Purplebricks

    Reality bites for Purplebricks


    The share slump in Purplebricks, leader in the online ‘sell your own home’ market, doesn’t surprise me, nor does its previous meteoric rise.

  • Fred Bristol

    Pay gap leaves women with less money to invest


    Many studies have shown that women are paid less than men and the reporting of gender pay figures has further emphasised this.

  • Barratt homes

    Hard work needed to close pay gap


    While the headline figure used in the gender pay gap article is technically correct, it is only for a very small part of our business – our group support function under the title Barratt Developments Plc.