Monthly Archives: March 2013

Don Valley Stadium Saved as Part of Olympic Legacy

Posted on 15 March, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Commercial Developments

We recently reported that Don Valley Stadium may be forced to close after the local council announced plans to cut costs. Don Valley Stadium is a huge part of Sheffield’s history and is where Olympic gold medallist, Jessica Ennis trains. But the... Read More

Austerity Cuts Hit Arts Venues Across the UK

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Economy

Newcastle City Council has given the go ahead to stop its regular funding for theatres and other arts venues and push ahead with a new cultural fund worth half the amount. The council will end its £1.2m central arts grants as part of £100m savings.... Read More

Town Planners Launch Attack on Offices to Homes Plan

Posted on by Neil Bird under Industry News

Town planners have become the latest group to speak out about the government policy to allow the conversion of offices into homes without seeking planning permission. Planning specialists have warned City Hall of “huge unintended consequences” in terms of... Read More

Morrisons Plays Catch Up in the Online Market

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Business News

Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda have been doing it for years, but now Morrisons is about to catch up and offer an online food ordering service. But in business, isn’t it better to be a first mover, rather than play catch up? To get a piece of the online pie,... Read More

Gym Contracts to be Made Easier to Cancel

Posted on 14 March, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

In the past, gym contracts have been known to be notoriously difficult to cancel. Many gyms have a minimum contract period, but stick a couple of months’ notice on the end, turning your six month contract into eight months. But the Office of Fair Trading... Read More

Institutional Money Not Interested in Secondary Assets

Posted on by Neil Bird under Industry News

The crude demarcation of the European market What factors do institutional investors consider when differentiating between European primary and secondary property? According to the FT Global Property Insight the market can be split between a few leading... Read More

Cable Presses for Business Rates Shake Up

Posted on by Neil Bird under Industry News

Business Secretary Vince Cable is believed to be pressing hard behind the scenes for a shake-up of the business rates system. Following a wave of retailers entering administration since the turn of the year, Mr Cable is urging Chancellor George Osborne to... Read More

John Lewis and Waitrose Staff Receive 17 Per Cent Bonus

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

As the undisputed champions of the Christmas season, it is hardly surprising to learn that staff members of the John Lewis Group have earned a 17 per cent bonus for their performance in 2012. While the John Lewis department stores themselves broke... Read More

Cineworld Box Office Takings Surge

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Uncategorised

Specialists at Investec expect Cineworld’s pre-tax profits to jump 9 per cent to £39.5 million. The leap in profits was assisted  by  the world's most famous fictional spy as the latest Bond film helped Cineworld shrug off a summer sales fall as movie... Read More

Decision on Preston Bus Station Due Within Weeks

Posted on 13 March, 2013 by Neil Bird under Top Properties

A decision will be reached ‘within weeks’ over a millionaires’ last gasp attempt to save Preston bus station it is reported. The 1960s bus station has attracted the support of English Heritage and the Twentieth Century Society since Preston City Council... Read More