Insight and comment
While trading in the housing market is brisk thanks to the stamp duty holiday and extension of Help to Buy, the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic may not yet be fully behind us.
London has constantly adapted to major challenges throughout its history, from the Great Fire to the Blitz and more recently the Big Bang financial reforms that helped to transform the City.
The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre is nearing structural completion, bringing the UK one step closer to Covid-19 vaccine manufacture.
As Moira Stuart used to tell us, “tax doesn’t have to be taxing”. But, for retailers whose holiday on property taxes is scheduled to end on 31st March next year, it certainly is.
Having been around the block a few times I am always aware that, as Bob Dylan put it, “The times they are a changin’”.
Legal and professional advice
Organisations have a dilemma on their hands. Workplaces are close to empty and there is too much costly unused office space going to waste.
Putting checks and balances in place, investing in technology and prioritising communication are all vital.
High rental costs and precarious finances jeopardise young people’s wellbeing.
Last month, the government released its long-awaited ‘Planning for the future’ white paper. Intended to streamline the planning process and ‘get Britain building’, the reforms had been eagerly anticipated across the property sector.
“Since I turned 60, one of my colleagues has referred to me as ‘grandad’ and has made other comments about my age to suggest I’m not up to the job. It’s really starting to undermine my confidence and I’m worried about losing my job. What can I do about it?”
Axel Boutrolle on how the pandemic has changed what people look for in a home.
Although the tech giant has turned its back on a major deal at Silicon Docks, there is still reason for optimism.
It is down to companies to ensure workplaces are safe to return to in the absence of clear government guidance.