Insight and comment
The last three years have been unusual to say the least. We entered and re-entered national lockdowns, had three prime ministers without a single general election, witnessed Russia wage war on Ukraine and saw inflation hit a 40-year high as words like ‘permacrisis’ entered the everyday vernacular.
In 1947, as he was about to present his Budget, Labour’s Hugh Dalton, the then chancellor of the exchequer, let slip to an old friend: “No more on tobacco; a penny on beer; something on dogs and pools but not on horses; increase in purchase tax, but only on articles ...
Legal and professional advice
Zach Douglas, CEO and co-founder of serviced office provider Orega, on how he got started in property, his top film and album picks, the celebrity he’d most like to meet and the most ridiculous fact he knows.
Joanna Barraclough, divisional director, south, at Countrywide, on how she got started in property, her top album and podcast picks, the celebrity she’d most like to meet and her number-one travel destination.
The six-month window for referrals into the government’s Covid rent arrears arbitration scheme concluded on 24 September 2022, marking the end of the restrictions on landlords taking enforcement action.
Ilyas Aslam, chief operating officer at Quadrum Global, on how he got started in property, his top TV and book recommendations, the celebrity he’d most like to meet and how he would spend a million pounds.
On 2 September, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) slapped Waitrose with a letter saying that some of its compliance procedures were subject to shortcomings in respect of breaches of the 2010 Groceries Market Investigation (Controlled Land) Order (CLO).
More than 50% of businesses looking to reduce their office space are considering a switch from long leases to flex, reveals an independent survey by flex space operator Orega, consisting of 500 business leaders and 2,000 UK office workers.
On 7 February, the Cabinet Office began collecting statistics on how many civil servants were at work in 19 key central London buildings. Almost all the departments covered have seen a steady resumption of office-based working.