Business News


In the Business News category you will find a wide selection of articles on businesses and their UK commercial properties. These include corporate news stories featuring companies ranging from established market leaders to SMEs and recent start-ups.


Chinese Government Agencies to Restrict Foreign Property Investment

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Posted on 20 February, 2017 by admin under Business News, Economy, Worldwide Property News

Foreign property investments by Chinese companies have come to a complete halt, with a drop of 84% in January 2017, as China capital controllers look to re-establish the flow of foreign buys. Chinese regulators have imposed a series of restrictions on... Read More

For Sale: The Co-op Bank

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Posted on 13 February, 2017 by admin under Business News

It has been announced the Co-op Bank has been put up for sale today, and is now looking to sell all its shares. It’s not the first time the well-known high street bank has been in trouble recently. The Co-op Bank almost collapsed in 2013, however,... Read More

Business Rates Revaluation 2017 – Winners and Losers

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Posted on 25 January, 2017 by admin under Business News, Economy

New business rates, coming into effect from April 2017, are to have dramatic impacts on businesses of all sizes and types across the UK. Business rates, also known as non-domestic rates are taxes that are chargeable on all different types of commercial... Read More

Pep & Co Clothing to Launch in Poundland Stores Across the UK

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Posted on 20 December, 2016 by admin under Business News

It has been announced that Poundland will start selling Pep & Co Clothing Range across 10 Poundland stores across the UK. The Poindland shops that will implement the concession are: Wembley, Woolwich, Hanley, Southampton, Kings Heath, Rhyl, Dudley, Slough,... Read More

Nationwide to Close Its Commercial Property Mortgage Lending Business

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Posted on 25 November, 2016 by admin under Business News, Economy

It has been reported that Nationwide will close its commercial property lending business as the UK’s biggest building society sees a fall in profit. Compared to its profits of £802 million in the six-month period to the end of September last year,... Read More

GSK plans a £275m expansion in its UK sites

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Posted on 27 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News, Economy, Industry News

The British pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline plc, still sees the UK as “an attractive location” regardless of Brexit. Chief executive Andrew Witty backed the Remain campaign, said the decision for investment was due to the UK’s skilled... Read More

Retail industry sees decline in new shop planning applications

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Posted on 25 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News

Potential new retail developments have seen a drop in planning applications, according to a recent report by EMW. In 2015, there were 6,700 applications for new shop builds, compared to 7,360 in the previous year. The lack of applications has seen a... Read More

London’s high house prices sees workers leaving the city

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Posted on 20 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News, Economy

A recent survey released by The Federation of Small Businesses, has revealed that the housing crisis is pushing employees out of the city. This has seen a quarter of small businesses considering relocating their companies. The report also saw that 57%... Read More

Leeds shopping centre extension creates 350 jobs

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Posted on 15 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News, Commercial Developments

The White Rose Shopping Centre’s new leisure extension is estimated to create 350 jobs for the city. Morgan Sindall has been awarded the £13.7m design and build contract by Land Securities which includes a 15-month maintenance period. The latest... Read More

Siemens Keeps UK Investment despite Brexit Caution

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Posted on 13 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News, Economy

Industrial giant, Siemens, has stated that the UK is still a “good place to do business” despite its previous Brexit warning. Chief Executive at Siemens, Joe Kaeser, told a selection of media groups that the German company will remain fully... Read More

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Business News covers more than company results. Of course you will find these stories in this category alongside news of the latest business deals, mergers and administrations. You can also read about director’s bonuses, supermarket price wars and current retail promotions.

We also carry features covering topical issues affecting businesses like the increasing use of smart phones and the impact of social media. And because business involves people we also report on both serious and light hearted issues facing the staff of offices and other commercial properties.

So if this is the kind of news that interests you, you’ll find it here together with regular updates, analysis and background features.