Vivienne King

Vivienne King

Vivienne King is chief executive of Revo

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    Shopkeepers’ Campaign’s Vivienne King on businesses thinking big in the north


    It has been a momentous fortnight for those of us caught up in the mission to keep Britain’s high streets alive and kicking.

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    The Shopkeepers Campaign’s Vivienne King on the prospects for business rates reform


    In April, the long-awaited business rates revaluation comes into force. Commercial occupiers will be paying rates based on the true value of their premises on 1 April 2021, instead of values from 1 April 2015.

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    Will Rishi bring Christmas cheer?


    As we head towards the Christmas retail season, the economic headwinds do not look great: inflation in double digits, output falling to the point of recession, the highest tax burden since the war, political instability domestically and conflict in Europe.

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    Let’s stand out as a force for good


    Although many of today’s real estate firms are on a pathway towards managing their environmental impact, the route to managing social impact is at a very different stage.

  • Flats

    Time to dispel real estate myths


    In March, I had the pleasure of supporting an event by Revo and Hammerson exploring the barriers to diversity in real estate, our struggle to be representative of the society we serve and the difficulties in being understood as a net contributor to society. I was left pondering the question: ...

  • ESG

    It’s time to embed ESG in our DNA


    Real estate is arguably the world’s most visible industry, impacting the way we live, work and travel, and the way we interact with each other. As a result, our sector is uniquely positioned to create long-term environmental and social value, assimilated alongside creating shareholder value (its traditional purpose).

  • West End Covid

    Extended moratorium: taking from Peter to pay Paul


    Editor: It is true that Covid-19 has brought many retail and hospitality occupiers to crisis point – and some with little support from property owners.

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    Rates reform vital to save retail


    The new Covid-19 variant makes things worse for retail when we hoped they might be better. The best hope for non-essential retail is a combination of furlough, meaningful grant levels and 100% business rates relief through to the end of the pandemic.

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    Retail needs a lifeline to survive


    It’s hard to imagine how the past three months could have been any tougher for the retail property sector.