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.


Northern Ireland has Highest Retail Warehouse Vacancies in UK

Northern Ireland has highest retail warehouse vacancies in UK
Posted on 30 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

New research from Trevor Wood Associates found that at the end of 2015, Northern Ireland’s retail warehouse vacancy rate was at 11.9%, the highest in the UK. “The Definitive Guide to Retail & Leisure Parks 2016”, which was released on Wednesday,... Read More

3 Reasons London is Still at the Heart of Investors and Businesses

3 reasons london is still at the heart of investors and businesses
Posted on 27 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

London. That magical city which sits so proudly at the epicentre of the nation. For Britons, it is a place that shows the best of what they have to offer the world for economy and culture. While people overseas look at it as a fascinating city steeped in... Read More

SMEs, Charities and Fintech firm’s accounts affected by Banks red tape

SMEs charities and Fintech firms accounts affected by Banks red tape
Posted on 26 May, 2016 by Editor in Chief under Business News, Economy

According to a recent report by the Financial Conduct Authority, small businesses, charities and fintech firm’s accounts are being cut by banks, in order to ease the cost of regulatory compliance and anti-money laundering controls. With the ever... Read More

Business Owners Not Swayed by Politician’s Views on Brexit

Business owners not swayed by politicians views on brexit
Posted on 25 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

With the EU referendum just one month away, a study has found that 56% of business owners care more about the facts than what political figures have to say. The survey by sage also found that 17% of respondents will be voting on gut instinct alone,... Read More

West Midlands Achieves Record Inward Investment

West Midlands achieves record inward investment
Posted on 24 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Throughout 2015, for the second year in a row, inward investment into the West Midlands stayed consistently sharp. Last year, the region had 92 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects, which is up by 46% on 2014’s amount of 63. The projects... Read More

Brexit Could Push UK back into Recession Warns Alistair Darling

How would the commercial property sector be affected by Brexit
Posted on 19 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Former Labour Chancellor, Alistair Darling, has said that if the UK were to leave the EU, it would have a negative impact on the economy and be “disastrous” for living standards of working people. At a dinner of the CBI, Mr Darling said in a... Read More

Are Shop Amalgamations the Saviour of Retail?

Are shop amalgamations the saviour of retail
Posted on 18 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

The retail sector has experienced its share of fall backs over the past month. One of the most prominent establishments on the UK high street, BHS, received a major blow after it entered into administration at the end of April. This was then followed by... Read More

West Midlands One of Biggest Sufferers of Empty Shops

Vast increase of short term outlet vacancy rates in UK
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

New figures from the Local Data Company (LDC) have found that the West Midlands is still one of the worst affected regions in England for empty shops. The region currently has three towns in the top 10 list of areas with the highest percentage of... Read More

Over 800 HSBC Jobs Cut as Birmingham Move Gets Ever Closer

HSBC launches £10 billion lending fund
Posted on 17 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

With HSBC set to make Birmingham the home of its UK retail services, it has since begun laying off 840 of its IT staff. The first phase of restructuring, which aims to cut 8,000 jobs in the UK by the end of 2017, will see Sheffield suffer the most,... Read More

Is Cambridge the Right Place for your Business?

Is cambridge the right place for your business?
Posted on 16 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Summer is upon us. A wondrous time where, for five minutes a year, Britons everywhere are exposed to that yellow warm ball in the sky. The mood of the nation is lifted, which is the perfect time to be productive and make a change. For businesses looking to... 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.