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Politicians dash high-street hopes

2019-01-18T00:00:00+00:00By Clive Black

These are interesting times for the British consumer. Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe stated that the British were behaving as if they were in the midst of a recession. Yet consumers are living in a period with economic conditions most chancellors of the exchequer would die for.

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Flexible offices head out of town

2019-01-18T00:00:00+00:00By Emma Long

Reading Property Week’s annual start-of-the-year feature last week, it was striking how highly retail as well as the challenges from the  political environment figured.

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Why has the CMA warned care home operators about contracts with residents?

2019-01-17T06:03:00+00:00By Guy Sackett and Craig Weston

In an open letter to care home providers, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said that its research has prompted concerns “that some care homes may be treating residents unfairly and potentially breaking consumer law”.

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Living it up: student accommodation trends

2018-11-24T13:11:00+00:00By Rebecca Paddick (University Business - sponsored content)

Rebecca Paddick asks two sector experts, what are the latest trends in student living, and how well is higher education meeting demand?

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