Cost of living crisis
Online shopping not to blame for high street retail woes, says report
2023-03-24T11:27:00+00:00By Lawrie Holmes
A rise in online spending over the past three years has not been significantly at the expense of bricks-and-mortar retail, according to independent research unit Centre for Cities.
A sector with room for growth
2023-03-08T00:00:00+00:00By Andrew Hillier
Hotel chains are expanding across Europe despite tough economic conditions.
What’s in store for the year ahead?
2023-03-02T00:00:00+00:00By Andrew Saunders
Last month, Freeths and Property Week brought together a panel of nine senior figures from across the industry to discuss what the next 12 months might have in store for the property sector and how developers and investors can prepare themselves to make the most of 2023 and beyond.
Top end of housing market stays strong
2023-02-22T00:00:00+00:00By Greg Pitcher
Despite interest-rate rises, demand for luxury homes shows no sign of abating.
Start-up offers homebuyers chance to link up with investors to get on housing ladder
2023-02-08T08:49:00+00:00By David Parsley
A new crowdfunding platform is set to bring buyers and investors together to co-invest in homes and bypass the need to gain a mortgage.
Retail shows its resilient side
2023-02-02T00:00:00+00:00By Claire Robson
Some brands are well positioned to grow in 2023 despite cost-of-living crisis.
Energy and cost crises force Q4 2022 hospitality closures above previous year
2023-01-24T14:46:00+00:00By Lawrie Holmes
A combination of energy and cost crises have driven the number of closures of licensed premises in the fourth quarter of 2022 above the Covid-hit period in the previous year.
Distress may be limited in 2023
2023-01-11T00:00:00+00:00By Richard Croft
We have seen this movie before: monetary tightening leading to recession and then monetary easing.
House prices fall again in December according to Halifax
2023-01-06T08:07:00+00:00By David Parsley
The average UK house price fell for the fourth month in a row in December, according to Halifax.
Construction material inflation has peaked but 'H1 spike and labour shortages will hit development'
2023-01-04T11:55:00+00:00By Madeleine Knight
Construction materials inflation looks to have peaked at 26.8% in Q2 2022, but the likelihood of another cost spike and ongoing labour shortages will impact development this year, according to construction insight and intelligence firm Glenigan.
Bank of England accused of going “too hard and too fast” as it raises interest rate to 3.5%
2022-12-15T16:36:00+00:00By Madeleine Knight
The Bank of England has increased its base rate by 0.5 percentage points to 3.5% - the highest increase in 14 years.
Berkeley plans to put brake on development as costs increase
2022-12-15T00:00:00+00:00By Madeleine Knight
Housebuilder aims to maximise cash generation from existing assets in face of rising costs and tax burden