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  • High street

    Tread carefully if you’re averse to change


    Your recent leader column brings to mind the Mark Twain quote: “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

  • Cash machine

    Challenge to ATM ruling will hit business ratepayers

    2018-12-12T13:25:00+00:00By Jerry Schurder

    The VOA’s decision to petition the Supreme Court for the right to appeal against a court ruling blocking its proposals to introduce additional business rates on ATMs in retail stores is hugely disappointing.

  • Housing

    We must stop scapegoating foreign housebuyers

    2018-12-05T14:06:00+00:00By Ashley Osborne

    The critical state of the UK’s housing market is widely recognised and debated by policymakers and yet policy to date has largely hindered the creation of new supply. Instead of addressing this fundamental problem, many consider the government’s actions on the issue in recent years to be scapegoating.

  • Serviced office space coworking

    Traditional landlords can easily adapt to co-working

    2018-12-05T14:01:00+00:00By Michael Lewis

    The past week has seen further evidence of the structural change in the office market, from traditional leased space to flexible and co-working alternatives.

  • Modular Designed Sealed Delivered

    The social housing shortfall will allow the government to back MMC

    2018-12-05T12:02:00+00:00By Rory O’Hagan

    Housing crisis headlines focus overwhelmingly on rising prices keeping people off the property ladder, but seldom mention the scarcity of social housing which is leading to spiraling inequality across the country.

  • London houses

    Hammond must rethink disastrous SDLT regime

    2018-11-27T13:17:00+00:00By Anthony H Ratcliffe

    The statistics that have emerged from the recent Budget confirm what our industry has long known: that Osborne’s stamp duty changes have been an unmitigated disaster.

  • tulip

    Tulip could be fitting epilogue to London’s financial role

    2018-11-27T13:17:00+00:00By Murray Gunn

    The latest new building proposed for London, to be known as The Tulip, could provide a fitting epilogue for London’s role in the financial markets.

  • Osit st dunstans

    Flexible offices need the human touch to thrive

    2018-11-20T13:18:00+00:00By Giles Fuchs (OSiT)

    As Liz Hamson wrote in her leader article last week, flexible office providers are expanding – and fast.

  • Housebuilders

    Has the delivery of new housing reached a plateau?

    2018-11-20T10:26:00+00:00By Jason Lowes

    Last week’s new housing statistics from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government may have gone slightly unnoticed coming on the same day as Theresa May outlined her proposed Brexit agreement to ministers, triggering a sharp fall in housebuilders’ share prices.

  • Crescent shopping centre, Hinckley

    Physical stores still have a role to play in retail

    2018-11-13T14:15:00+00:00By Edward Cooke

    Revo’s latest report, Tomorrow’s World: Retail on the Line, and headlines such as ‘TK Maxx moves to Oxford Street’ corroborate our view that, although the nature of retailing and the use of physical space as part of a retailer’s business model are undoubtedly changing, shops are still critical to commercial ...

  • Amazon distribution centre

    High street retailers can benefit from ‘bricks to clicks’

    2018-11-13T14:10:00+00:00By Matthew Thompson

    Amazon’s ‘try before you buy’ fashion service, which launched in the form of a central London pop-up shop on Baker Street last month, is further proof that this retailer is increasingly aware of what it’s missing out on by not having a physical presence on the UK’s high street.

  • Old brewery gardens prosperity

    Letwin’s right - we need to mix it up

    2018-11-08T11:12:00+00:00By Ed Fowkes

    Potentially lost alongside the Autumn Budget, which saw the chancellor announce a glut of new government spending measures with his eyes still firmly on Brexit, was the final part of Oliver Letwin’s independent review into build-out rates in Britain.

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