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  • Modular housing
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    A modular route to levelling up

    2021-04-08T00:00:00Z

    The government faces an ever-growing list of issues that it needs to tackle. Covid’s immediate legacy is rising unemployment, with almost two million now out of work. That’s only going to increase as support schemes such as furlough are tapered in the coming months.

  • Cafe ext Covid
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    Hospitality will have its winners

    2021-04-08T00:00:00Z

    With lockdown easing, the sun shining and the success of the UK vaccine programme, there is optimism in the air for the hospitality sector and this is reflected by a huge increase in market activity, with many agents reporting a significant increase in viewings and offers, and deals starting to ...

  • German EU flags
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    Germany is ready for the recovery

    2021-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Germany has hit the headlines in recent weeks with surprise regional election results ahead of Angela Merkel’s departure as chancellor and continuing disagreements in continental Europe over the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

  • Climate change
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    ESG strategies are an imperative

    2021-04-08T00:00:00Z

    A sustainability strategy, once considered a nice-to-have, is now a business imperative across the real estate sector.

  • Penn station NY
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    Cuomo’s Penn Station plans spark debate

    2021-04-08T00:00:00Z

    When it comes to forecasting New York City’s future, none of the conventional market analysis tools seem worth a damn.

  • Councils investigation
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    Why councils save up CIL payments

    2021-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Editor: With regard to your recent feature on Section 106 payments , at any given time, there is likely to be a balance of unspent S106 funds, as contributions are received from developers throughout the year.

  • Modern office
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    There’s a bright future for smart flex providers

    2021-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Editor: It is heartening to see enquiries and demand for flexible workspace rising in response to the government’s roadmap for easing lockdown.

  • Fiona Fletcher-Smith
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    View from the top: Fiona Fletcher-Smith, chief executive of housing association L&Q

    2021-04-08T00:00:00Z

    The new chief executive of housing association L Q talks to Property Week  about its new five-year corporate plan and why it decided to move away from its target of delivering 100,000 homes in 10 years.

  • Costa_Argyll_St_1
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    Why Costa is still nifty at 50

    2021-04-08T00:00:00Z

    As Costa Coffee celebrates its 50th year, Noella Pio Kivlehan looks at its journey from London roastery to global chain, its history of expansion and franchising and what the future holds for the ever-popular brand

  • Home sitting on pile of coins
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    Time to promote sharing values

    2021-03-31T00:00:00Z

    As the country begins to emerge from the latest lockdown and the awe-inspiring efforts to roll out the vaccine continue, I feel a sense of optimism returning. For me, that hopefulness has ignited a renewed commitment to tackling one of the biggest challenges society faces: the housing crisis.

  • High street
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    How we can help our high streets

    2021-03-31T00:00:00Z

    In the wake of Covid, what will the next generation of high streets look like and how can we restore certainty, security and confidence for retailers and consumers? Those are the big questions we are asking as we play our part in ‘building back better’.

  • London skyline
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    Have you heard the good news?

    2021-03-31T00:00:00Z

    The cover headline to the 19 March issue of Property Week was ‘Industry has new Spring in its step’. I don’t disagree, although but in some sectors it never left, and now, with the speed and efficiency of the vaccination programme, we are likely to see our markets return ...

  • Hotel covid
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    UK hotels face funding struggle

    2021-03-31T00:00:00Z

    Since the publication of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, hospitality businesses have been preparing themselves for what hopefully will be a busy summer season.

  • Section 106 and CIL illustration
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    Government must tackle the CIL stockpile

    2021-03-31T00:00:00Z

    Editor: I read with interest your investigation into the stockpiling of CIL receipts. CIL does not place any obligation on local authorities to actually spend the revenue raised. The funds are simply ring fenced for provision of infrastructure at some point. This can lead to the stockpiling of funds ...

  • Moving house
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    Why the Right to Buy is a good policy

    2021-03-31T00:00:00Z

    Readers of this column will be bored rigid by my frequent denunciations of Help to Buy. My developer friends may well have taken me off their Christmas card lists but the fact remains that if you increase demand and supply remains constant, prices rise. It really is Rule 1.01 of ...

  • flexible office
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    Flex offices still have a bright future

    2021-03-31T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Knotel filling for bankruptcy may have come as a shock to the flexible workspace sector, but it was not a surprise. Clearly, the pandemic created significant challenges for flexible workspace operators, and it is those with a leasehold model, which have faced their own rent commitments throughout the pandemic, ...

  • Hot 100 WFH
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    Hot WFH index 2021: UK

    2021-03-31T00:00:00Z

    The hottest working from home locations across the UK and London, compiled exclusively for Property Week by CACI.

  • Hot 100 WFH
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    Hot WFH index 2021: London only

    2021-03-31T00:00:00Z

    The hottest working from home locations across the UK and London, compiled exclusively for Property Week by CACI.

  • London's West End
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    How will retail fare post-Covid?

    2021-03-26T00:00:00Z

    Property Week hosted its second ‘In Conversation with Dentons’ exploring the changing relationship between landlords and tenants which has evolved dramatically due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • flexible office
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    Streamlining the flexible office space experience

    2021-03-26T00:00:00Z

    Essensys’ Flex Services Platform provides technology for seamless space and operations management.