1. Government introduces voluntary code for tenants and commercial landlords

    Government introduces voluntary code for tenants and commercial landlords

    The UK Government has released a new voluntary code of practice for the commercial property sector. The code is designed to encourage tenants and landlords to work in harmony to safeguard the future of viable businesses. The code, which has been developed in close consultation with leading representative bodies such as the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the British Property...
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  2. Why Welwyn Garden City is a great place to do business

    Why Welwyn Garden City is a great place to do business

    Founded in 1920, Welwyn Garden City was the second garden city experiment of Sir Ebenezer Howard. Mr Howard inspired the development of new ‘planned towns’ that would combine the aesthetic and practical benefits of urban and rural life. As the decades have elapsed, Welwyn Garden City has become a focal point for commerce in Hertfordshire.  If you are seeking a...
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  3. Bounce Back Loans launched to supplement COVID-19 rescue schemes

    Bounce Back Loans launched to supplement COVID-19 rescue schemes

    Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has launched a Bounce Back Loans scheme designed to give the smallest UK businesses access to 100% government-backed loans worth between £2,000 and £50,000 within a matter of days. The Chancellor has come under increasing pressure to revisit the financial aid for the UK’s small business community, following criticisms regarding the speed of access...
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  4. What is the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme?

    What is the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme?

    Has your business been looking at the quality of its internet connectivity in recent months? You might not know that you can get financial support from the Government to improve your connectivity through the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. The scheme is part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s Local Full Fibre Networks Programme, designed to grant growing...
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  5. Measuring your brand’s online presence

    Measuring your brand’s online presence

    In these uncertain economic times, retailers across the country will be hit hard. There is no way to sugar coat it. However, those retailers capable of selling and distributing their goods or services to customers online may just have a lifeline to maintain a much-needed revenue stream for the weeks and months ahead. For some retailers, considering their online presence...
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  6. All you need to know about Research and Development tax relief

    All you need to know about Research and Development tax relief

    During the Chancellor’s Budget 2020 speech, Rishi Sunak confirmed an increase of tax relief to innovative businesses valued at £22 billion by 2024-25, as well as an additional £1.5 billion spread across all counties and British nations.  This relief is reserved for those undertaking qualifying research and development (R&D) work, giving tax credits to firms investing time and money in...
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  7. Business rates holiday extended to all retailers during COVID-19 pandemic

    Business rates holiday extended to all retailers during COVID-19 pandemic

    As the Coronavirus pandemic escalates across the UK and the rest of the world, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has moved to provide financial aid to retailers of all shapes and sizes with emergency fiscal measures relating to business rates. During Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget 2020 speech, he confirmed some retailers would be made exempt from paying a penny in...
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  8. Why Corby is a great place to do business

    Why Corby is a great place to do business

    If you were asked to guess which town is the fastest growing in England right now, it’s almost certain that very few people would select the Northamptonshire town of Corby. Nevertheless, Corby is now considered to be the fastest-growing town outside of London, with the Office for National Statistics suggesting the town’s population will hit over 76,000 by 2024. As...
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  9. Why Bedford is a great place to do business

    Why Bedford is a great place to do business

    The county town of Bedfordshire, Bedford sits either side of the River Great Ouse. Its history as a market town dates way back to the Middle Ages, when its agricultural industry came to the fore. In later centuries, Bedford was renowned for its lace and brewing industries and more latterly its engineering hub. Today, Bedford remains an important strategic location...
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  10. Understanding the concept of hyper-collaboration

    Understanding the concept of hyper-collaboration

    The workplace as we know it is changing before our very eyes. When it comes to teamwork, innovative businesses are driven to design office and studio environments that foster not just collaboration, but hyper-collaboration. This concept has rapidly evolved due to the changing face of creative working and how best to develop and deliver innovative solutions to consumer problems. Hyper-collaboration...
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