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.


Employees Fear Technology will Disrupt Businesses

Employees Fear Technology will Disrupt Businesses
Posted on 14 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

A new study has revealed that nine out of ten employees fear their businesses will be under threat over the next five years due to new technology trends. The Beyond Digital report, launched by digital experience consultancy Infomentum, found that a... Read More

Fears that Councils will Waste £26bn Business Rates Handover

Fears that Councils will Waste £26bn Business Rates Handover
Posted on 9 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

New research has emerged, revealing that George Osborne's plans to hand councils control of business rates will make the system worse and not boost... Read More

Dividend Tax Changes Could Impact Smaller Businesses

Dividend Tax Changes Could Impact Smaller Businesses
Posted on 7 March, 2016 by Editor in Chief under Business News

From April 2016, the Government is introducing big changes to the way dividends are taxed, which may impact smaller businesses across the UK. At present, dividends are treated as ‘tax paid’ in the hands of shareholders. The government plans to... Read More

£11m Prime Derby HQ Office Acquired by Praxis

£11m Prime Derby HQ Office Acquired by Praxis
Posted on 4 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

Commercial property investors, Praxis, has announced the completion of its £11m acquisition of 142,231 sq ft office building at Pride Park in Derby. Former home of internet bank, Egg, the prime headquarters office building was acquired from Helix... Read More

Strong Return from Investments in London During 2015

Strong return from investments in London 2015
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

During 2015, growth in commercial property rents across London resulted in a total return of 18.1% from investments in the capital, according to the London Markets Analysis report by Levy Real Estate and MSCI. The report, which analysed over £30bn of... Read More

Midlands’ Retail Sector Sees Landmark Year

Midlands Retail Sector Sees Landmark Year
Posted on 3 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

According to sector analysts, West Midlands consumers are starting to return to in-store shopping as their purchasing habits evolve. Meeting in Birmingham, representatives from BDO, Lambert Smith Hampton and the Mailbox, discuss retail sector trends... Read More

Highest Level of Investment in A Decade for 2015 UK Office Market

Highest Level of Investment in Decade for 2015 UK Office Market
Posted on 2 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

UK office investment in 2015 reached its highest level since 2007, with a total of £26 billion, according to Lambert Smith Hampton's latest UK Office Market Pulse. The market which experienced the strongest activity was regional office markets in the... Read More

‘Age of Change’ is Upon UK Shopping Centres

'Age of Change' is Upon UK Shopping Centres
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Despite UK shopping centre property investments in 2015 providing total returns of 10.0%, the sector is due to face an 'Age of Change' and bring with it challenges for many centres. According to the latest MSCI/Colliers International UK Shopping Centre... Read More

Small Improvement on UK Economic Growth in February

Small improvement on UK economic growth 2016
Posted on 1 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

In the three months to February, economic growth saw a small improvement compared to poor performance in January, resulting in improved expectations for the coming quarter, according to CBI's latest Growth Indicator. The survey, which comprises 790... Read More

20th Vs 21st Century Offices – How Far Have We Come?

20th vs 21st century offices
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Industry News

Offices have changed dramatically over the years. What was once the norm in the 20th Century, swiftly became archaic in the 21st Century. Research from the Office for National Statistics said that in an average office career of 50 years, 23.3% of your total... Read More

Learn more about our Business news category

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.