Monthly Archives: December 2012

Commercial Property Market News 2012

Posted on 31 December, 2012 by Neil Bird under Industry News

Throughout the year we have been bringing you commercial property market news and stories on related topics.  Below is a reminder of the ups and downs of 2012. January The year opened with news that, despite the impact of prolonged economic... Read More

Where Are the Best Places to Begin 2013?

Posted on by Neil Bird under Industry News

As 2012 ticks towards its close and the celebrations beckon, where are the best places to begin the New Year? Well, according to a recent report, the city with the best quality of life in the world is Vienna. London is the highest ranked UK city but... Read More

Top Tips for a Top New Year’s Eve Night

Posted on by Neil Bird under Misc

Our New Year’s Eve Highlights So another year’s over and it’s time to say goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013.... Read More

January Sales in Peril Thanks to Pre-Christmas Promotion

Posted on 30 December, 2012 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

One would think that, by the time the Christmas rush to buy presents was over, the majority of UK consumers would actively dread the thought of visiting their nearest shopping centre or outlet village. With tight budgets and a variety of presents to either... Read More

Were You Tricked by Festive Music over Christmas?

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

With Christmas over for another year, many consumers will be breathing a huge sigh of relief – not only because the cost of the festive season has left budgets tight, but because entering a shop without hearing “I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day”... Read More

Scottish High Street Rate Freeze Means Bleak Start to New Year

Posted on 29 December, 2012 by Jodee Redmond under Economy

Finance Secretary John Swinney has announced that Scotland will adopt the same policy as the United Kingdom and delay reviewing high street rents until at least 2017. Traders will have no choice but to pay their current business rates for the next several... Read More

Did Debenhams Succeed in Bringing Back the Christmas Angel?

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over for another year, families around the country will be debating when to get back to normal life; starting with the age old question of when to take down the Christmas tree. However, retailer Debenhams is not... Read More

Whitehall Pop-Up Shop Signals 2013 Initiative

Posted on 28 December, 2012 by Neil Bird under Industry News

The government has signalled the next stage of its plans to regenerate the high street is by opening its own pop-up shop to encourage entrepreneurs. The shop was opened in the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Victoria office building by... Read More

Holiday Attractions in London

Posted on by Neil Bird under Misc

Now that the presents have been opened and turkey curry is rapidly losing its appeal some who are enjoying extended festive breaks may be wishing they were back at the office. After all, with only New Year’s Eve left to look forward to, these few days in... Read More

Brasilia: Hauntingly Beautiful or Utopian Dream?

Posted on by Neil Bird under Worldwide Property News

Earlier this month the distinguished architect Oscar Niemeyer died aged 104. He was responsible for a number of notable buildings throughout the world but his enduring legacy will always be Brasilia, the Brazilian capital where he was able to fully express... Read More