Economy


In the Economy category you will find all the latest news concerning the economic picture and its impact on the UK commercial property market. This includes the wider effect on businesses, employment and consumers.


Commercial Property Growth Slows in London

London City Properties
Posted on 22 March, 2017 by admin under Business News, Economy

For a second consecutive month, the London commercial property market slowed in growth, despite signs of recovery after the EU referendum vote in June 2016. It was reported that he Brexit vote last year led the businesses in the city to take more... Read More

Scottish Commercial Property Market on the Raise for 2017

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Posted on 20 March, 2017 by admin under Business News, Economy

It has been reported that the importance of Investment from outside the UK, such as China and South Africa, will further increase for the commercial property market in Scotland in 2017. The figures from 2016 show nearly two thirds of the commercial... Read More

Investment From The Continent Pushes Up Irish Property Value

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Posted on 3 March, 2017 by admin under Business News, Commercial Developments, Economy

The Irish property market could be showing the way forward for the commercial property in 2017 as a blend of demand from investors and large international corporations are expected to push values upwards for the next six months. This is what has been... Read More

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

Business Rates Revaluation 2017 – Winners and Losers

London Oxford Street Retail Premises
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

Gourmet Burger Kitchen to Join Leicester’s Highcross Shopping Centre

Gourmet Burger Kitchen burgers
Posted on 8 December, 2016 by admin under Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy

Announced by Hammerson Plc, Gourmet Burger Kitchen has become the latest addition to open at Leicester’s Highcross Shopping Centre, located in Highcross St Peter’s Square. The restaurant plans to open in the summer 2017. Gourmet Burger Kitchen,... Read More

Nationwide to Close Its Commercial Property Mortgage Lending Business

Nationwide High Street Brandh
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

Launch of Victoria Gate in Leeds

Leeds Victoria Gate John Lewis Building
Posted on 27 October, 2016 by admin under Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy

Victoria Gate in Leeds, one of the major regeneration projects by the UK’s property development and investment firm, Hammerson, opened to the public last week. The new retail and leisure complex has already filled 90% of all its units, and some of the... Read More

Decline of shop vacancy rates in Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead Town Centre
Posted on 24 August, 2016 by admin under Commercial Developments, Economy

According to Dacorum Borough Council, there has been a significant decline in the number of empty shops in Hemel Hempstead town centre including Riverside, Marlowes pedestrianised area and Shopping Centre. With the town’s ongoing £30 million... Read More

Starting a Business on a Limited Budget

start a business with limited budget
Posted on 11 August, 2016 by admin under Economy

In 2015, there were 5.4 million small to medium size businesses in the UK, according to Business Statistics report. If you are looking to embrace having your own business, then you are not alone. One of the major factors that makes would-be business... Read More

Learn more about our Economy category

The economy affects us all. It can make or break Governments, prove a factor in the success or failure of a business and dramatically influence consumer confidence. Our articles focus on its impact on the commercial property market in the widest sense.

This means that we cover stories on how the economy affects the prospects of commercial property occupiers and their employees. We also carry the latest company, financial and consumer news.

So if you want to read about the latest corporate developments or keep up to date with recent openings and closures on the high street then this is the page for you.