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.


Savills’ Forecast of Brexit’s Impact on Rural Sector

Brexit what does it mean for the commercial property sector
Posted on 22 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy

The EU referendum has been a hot topic this week, with many industry experts presenting research that shows how the uncertainty is affecting the current commercial property market. We have been delving into a report produced by Savills which forecasts how it... Read More

Brexit – What does it mean for the Commercial Property Sector?

Brexit what does it mean for the commercial property sector
Posted on 21 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

This week, Chancellor George Osborne warned of a ‘permanently poorer’ UK if it were to leave the EU, with Treasury analysis saying that by 2030, UK national income could be 6% smaller. Debates are ongoing, trying to convince the nation why we should... Read More

Brexit Speculation Showing Impact as Newcastle Office Take Up Falls

Brexit speculation showing impact as Newcastle office take up falls
Posted on 20 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

Brexit uncertainty has once again caused concern in the commercial property market, as Newcastle saw its occupier market slowdown in Q1 2016 and leasing activity fall dramatically, Lambert Smith Hampton research reveals. The firms latest Newcastle... Read More

London Office Demand Remains Robust Despite Brexit Fears

London office demand remains robust despite brexit fears
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy, Industry News

As uncertainty of Brexit’s impact on demand in the market, CBRE has reported that during the “traditionally quiet” first quarter of 2016, demand for office space in London remained robust, with 3.1 million sq ft of offices being taken up by... 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

EU Exit Would Make UK ‘Permanently Poorer’ Warns George Osborne

How would the commercial property sector be affected by Brexit
Posted on 18 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy

Chancellor George Osborne has stated that the EU exit will cause severe damage to the UK economy and make it ‘permanently poorer’. Analysis by the Treasury shows that by 2030, UK national income could be 6% smaller, which equates to £4,300 a year... Read More

Bristol becomes Key Investment Portal for China’s ‘Silicon Valley’

Bristol becomes kay investment portal for chinas silicon valley
Posted on 12 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

A major new development initiative has been announced between Bristol and Chinese city Guangzhou, strengthening the business partnership substantially. The Terms under a new Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed at the Mansion House in Bristol... Read More

200 Acre Durham Site Transforming into Shed Scheme

200 acre durham site transforming into shed scheme
Posted on 11 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy, Industry News

Durham County Council has approved the transformation of a new 2 million sq ft prime industrial and logistics hub in County Durham. The developer, Citrus Durham Ltd, has received the outline planning permission for Integra 61, a mixed-use commercial... Read More

March Rental Values Unfazed by Stamp Duty Changes

March rental values unfazed by stamp duty changes
Posted on 8 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

Despite the stamp duty tax changes reducing overall commercial property capital values in the UK, rental values grew more in March than January and February combined, according to CBRE’s latest Monthly Index. Capital values, after three years of... Read More

Sole Trader Vs Ltd Company: What you need to know

Sole trader vs Ltd Company
Posted on 6 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

It was reported that the way dividends are taxed is set to change from today, and will affect sole trading and Ltd companies alike. So we decided to give you a rundown into what they both have to offer, which will give you a good indication in what choice is... Read More

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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.