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.


Tycoon plans £1bn landgrab with Network Rail bid

Tycoon plans £1bn land grab with Network Rail bid
Posted on 7 March, 2018 by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Sales and Lets

Last year Network Rail revealed that it would be searching for a buyer for its commercial estate properties which amounts roughly 5,500 properties across Great Britain. Network Rail has been looking to reduce its huge debt which reportedly could rise... Read More

UK Commercial Property investments off to a strong start in 2018

UK Commercial Property investments off to a strong start in 2018
Posted on 23 February, 2018 by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Economy

Although Brexit is still looming over the UK, figures recently released by Savills' February Market in Minutes' report, show it is far from slowing things down in the commercial property market. Savills' report highlighted that investment in the UK commercial... Read More

Northern Ireland Commercial Property boosts due to shopping centre sale

Northern Ireland Commercial Property boosts due to shopping centre sale
Posted on 26 January, 2018 by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy

Northern Irelands' commercial property market is benefitting from a recent sale when Belfast’s Castle Court Shopping Centre was sold in July 2017 for a staggering £123 million. The property was sold to County Down investment firm Wirefox who have recently... Read More

Spotify in £1.18bn copyright lawsuit

Spotify in £1.18bn copyright lawsuit
Posted on 9 January, 2018 by Bailey Clarke under Business News

Spotify, the Swedish based music streaming service has been accused of breaching the rights of songwriters and publishers. The online music giant has 18 commercial premises around the world, thanks in part to its huge turnover. With offices in New... Read More

Toys R Us UK Stores Facing Administration

Toys R us UK stores facing administration
Posted on 20 December, 2017 by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Toys R Us a leading toy retailer for many years could fall into administration before Christmas due to a demand to put £9 million into Toys R Us UK pension fund. The toy store giant is said to not have the resources to pay up such a demand,... Read More

Amazon and other online giants changing the game in UK commercial real estate

Amazon and other online giants changing the game in UK commercial real estate
Posted on 6 December, 2017 by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Economy, Industry News

With the rise of online retail giants such as Amazon and eBay people have changed how they shop with many now utilising online vendors on a regular basis. Online retail is making shopping more convenient for customers and in turn causing a huge demand for... Read More

British Pubs face closing due to soaring business rates

British pubs face closing due to soaring business rates
Posted on 27 November, 2017 by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Economy

Great Britain is well known for having its local boozers but due to business rates soaring, this is putting many at risk of having call their last orders and close for good.  Since the 1970s Britain has seen almost 30,000 pubs close all because of... Read More

Significant Increase in Female Self-Employment

Significant increase in female self employment
Posted on 10 July, 2017 by admin under Business News, Economy

It has been reported by Oxford Economics, the number of self-employment in the UK has been increased by 27 per cent between 2007 and 2017, which brings the total number of self-employed to 4.8 million. In particular, the number of female self-employed... Read More

Amazon’s Newest Bookstore Opening in New York

Amazon newest bookstore opening in New York
Posted on 9 June, 2017 by admin under Business News

The world’s largest online based retailer, Amazon, has opened its newest bookstore in New York at the end of May this year, which makes it the company’s first brick and mortar shop in the city and seventh nationally. Amazon originally opened as an... Read More

Fashion Retailer, Joy, Rescued by Louche London in a Pre-packed Deal

Fashion retailer Joy rescued by Louche London in a pre-packed deal
Posted on 23 May, 2017 by admin under Business News

Joy, a fashion retailer, has been rescued by its owner Louche London in a pre-pack deal, despite falling into administration for the seconds time in the last ten years. The pre-packaged sales result in the company to reduce the number of their stores... 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.