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.


UK High Street Takes Biggest Hit in April Since 2008

Uk high street takes biggest hit in April since 2008
Posted on 6 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

As long standing retailers BHS and Austin Reed entered into administration, the UK high street experienced its worst month since November 2008, according to BDO. High street retailers recorded a 6.1% fall year-on-year in April, with the fashion sector... Read More

Savills Appointed Advisor for BHS Portfolio

Savills appointed advisor for BHS portfolio
Posted on 4 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

One week after entering into administration, BHS’ administrators have appointed Savills to help with its portfolio. The administrators, Duff & Phelps, are currently attempting to find a buyer for the struggling high street retailer, with concerns for... Read More

Regional High Street Investment Down in Q1 2016 but Outlook Still Positive

Regional high street investment down in q1 2016
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

New figures from Cushman & Wakefield have revealed investment in UK regional high street retail assets was down by 10% on last year. This however has not tarnished overall performance of the sector in Q1, as a total of 44 assets were transacted at a... Read More

Overseas Commercial Property Investors taking Advantage of Brexit

London office occupiers will head out to regions in next decade
Posted on 3 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

With the pending EU referendum causing concern in the London commercial property market, private investors from the Middle East and elsewhere have found an ideal opportunity to buy landmark buildings. One firm for example, 3 Associates, is a UK family... Read More

London Office Occupiers will Head out to Regions in Next Decade

London office occupiers will head out to regions in next decade
Posted on 27 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Industry News

With the ever increasing cost of commercial property in Central London, a trend of office occupiers within the capital moving out to other major cities will start happening over the next decade, according to new research by Lambert Smith... Read More

BHS Files for Administration

Judgement day awaits BHS today
Posted on 25 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

High Street Retailer British Home Stores has had "no alternative" and officially gone into administration following a struggle with £1.3bn worth of debts. For 88 years, the department store has been a mainstay in UK high streets but now it faces a... Read More

Judgement Day Awaits BHS Today

Judgement day awaits BHS today
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Iconic high street retailer BHS is facing uncertainty today, as the store could be filing for administration due to £1.3bn of debt and a stand-off between its owner and the biggest lender. The store’s original majority stakeholder and owner of... Read More

HSBC Launches £10 Billion Lending Fund to Aid SMEs

HSBC launches £10 billion lending fund
Posted on 19 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

A £10 billion lending fund has been launched by HSBC which is set to help UK small and medium sized enterprises. The fund, which forms part of a broader plan to make banking cheaper and simple for customers, is the largest package of support to be... Read More

Vast Increase of Short-term Outlet Vacancy Rates in UK

Vast increase of short term outlet vacancy rates in UK
Posted on 15 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

It has been reported that there was an 85% increase of vacant short-term outlets since Q4 2015. The Local Data Company (LDC) found that units which have been vacant for less than a year had increased to 2,109 in Q1 2016, a substantial increase from Q4... Read More

Millions in Tax Relief Missed out by Small Companies

Millions in tax relief missed out by small companies
Posted on 14 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Industry News

A new study by FreeAgent has found that around £250 million of expenses every year are not being claimed by UK micro-business owners, saying the amounts are too small or time consuming to put into their accounts. An aggregated sample of 2.5 million... 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.