1. Why Ely is a great place to do business

    Why Ely is a great place to do business

    The East Cambridgeshire city of Ely is one of the most historic in the country. Its cathedral dates back to 1083, when William the Conqueror broke ground on the construction which eventually concluded some 116 years later.    With almost a millennium of heritage, this cathedral city is one of the most picturesque in Cambridgeshire and also one of the...
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  2. The best grants and business support open to female entrepreneurs in the UK

    The best grants and business support open to female entrepreneurs in the UK

    In the last four years, the number of female entrepreneurs in the UK has risen from 17% to 32.37% of the UK’s active entrepreneur community. That’s according to new data from UENI which believes the gender gap is increasingly closing in business. While that’s encouraging news, it still suggests an inequality of 35% in favour of male entrepreneurs.   Fortunately...
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  3. A guide to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for commercial properties

    A guide to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for commercial properties

    Since 1st April 2018, commercial property landlords have been legally obliged to ensure their workspaces comply with the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) before agreeing any new tenancies.    Furthermore, from 1st April 2023, it will be a criminal offence for landlords to commence a new tenancy agreement with a business for properties with Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings lower...
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  4. Retail figures call for ‘Shop Out to Help Out’ scheme

    Retail figures call for ‘Shop Out to Help Out’ scheme

    Some of the leading names in retail are leading a campaign to force the UK government to consider a ‘Shop Out to Help Out’ scheme, delivering a financial boon to small, independent retailers. With non-essential retail stores permitted to reopen their doors from April 12, campaigners believe such a scheme for smaller stores would help to rejuvenate Britain’s high streets...
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  5. SME Brexit Support Fund launched for businesses that trade with EU nations

    SME Brexit Support Fund launched for businesses that trade with EU nations

    Does your business buy and sell with countries inside the European Union (EU)? We wanted to alert our tenants and readers to the launch of a new £20m SME Brexit Support Fund, giving small firms the opportunity to apply for cash grants of up to £2,000 to get to grips with new taxation and customs rules with your EU partners...
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  6. Business rates and taxation – all you need to know from Budget 2021

    Business rates and taxation – all you need to know from Budget 2021

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak made his Budget 2021 statement to the House of Commons last week, outlining the UK government’s approach to taxation and its packages of support to aid businesses and individuals during the Covid-19 recovery.   In the build-up to Budget 2021, various trade groups unilaterally called on Mr Sunak to focus largely on business rates...
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  7. A guide to the Birmingham Clean Air Zone for businesses

    A guide to the Birmingham Clean Air Zone for businesses

    Birmingham City Council proudly proclaimed that England’s ‘Second City’ is “on a journey to cleaner air”. With Birmingham’s population fast increasing, significant investment being made in its rail and metro network and the 2022 Commonwealth Games on the horizon, the council has devised an innovative Clean Air Zone bringing cleaner air to the heart of Birmingham.   The UK government...
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  8. Trade groups call for government action on business rates at Budget 2021

    Trade groups call for government action on business rates at Budget 2021

    The UK government’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is due to give his Budget 2021 statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday 3rd March. Retail and trade bodies are calling on the Chancellor to extend the business rate relief afforded to retailers given the continued COVID-19 lockdown, whilst considering a radical overhaul of the business rates system in...
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  9. 4 signs that your start-up needs dedicated business space

    4 signs that your start-up needs dedicated business space

    Working from home and earning a living might sound like the dream, but it can rapidly become a nightmare when the limitations start to rear their ugly head. As a fledgling, ambitious start-up, you’ll be desperate to make your mark on your industry in whatever way you can. The problem is, your home-based location might be a novelty from day...
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  10. Why Oldbury is a great place to do business

    Why Oldbury is a great place to do business

    If you are based in the West Midlands area and are looking to take your business to the next level, it might be worth checking out Oldbury in the Borough of Sandwell for well-connected, cost-effective commercial space. Instead of looking at commercial property in the UK’s ‘Second City’ of Birmingham, industrial heartlands like Oldbury offer high-value, low-cost commercial properties a...
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