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Keep your fingers firmly on the pulse of the UK commercial property industry with up-to-date news and views relevant to your business. We’ll also cover key aspects of business support from the UK government, as well as in-depth location guides of the towns and cities where our high-value, low-cost business space is situated.

  1. Business Secretary outlines new legislation to settle outstanding Covid-19 commercial rent debts

    Business Secretary outlines new legislation to settle outstanding Covid-19 commercial rent debts

    Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has revealed new legislation and a new Code of Practice designed to handle the issue of outstanding commercial rent debts accrued during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. The UK government has shielded commercial property tenants from potential eviction until 25th March 2022, giving businesses and their landlords ample opportunity to discuss the way forward regarding...
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  2. UK government consults on reform of flexible working regulations

    UK government consults on reform of flexible working regulations

    Proposals to reform regulations surrounding flexible working are under consultation, in response to the relevant suggestions within the ‘Good Work Plan: Proposals to support families’ consultation in the summer of 2019. As long ago as 2003, new laws came into force enabling parents and guardians to request flexible working arrangements, surrounding their work hours and patterns. More than a decade...
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  3. Energy efficiency standards approaching in 2023 could affect a tenth of London offices

    Energy efficiency standards approaching in 2023 could affect a tenth of London offices

    One-in-ten office spaces in London may fall foul of impending upgrades to energy efficiency standards in England and Wales. Property agents Colliers believe that 20,000,000 sq. ft of prime grade London commercial space will fall below the new standards, which are due to commence from 1st April 2023.   The new standards will make it illegal for commercial property landlords...
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  4. British Property Federation calls on UK government to end commercial property moratoriums

    British Property Federation calls on UK government to end commercial property moratoriums

    The British Property Federation (BPF) believes the time has come for the UK government to draw a close to moratoriums on the commercial property sector. The BPF fears they are beginning to encourage a small section of tenants to withhold rent, starving commercial landlords of income and stunt much-needed investment in town and city centres.   Despite those concerns, new...
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  5. CBI unveils ‘Seize the Moment’ economic strategy for the UK

    CBI unveils ‘Seize the Moment’ economic strategy for the UK

    The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has published its bold vision for transforming the UK economy in the post-pandemic recovery. Its forward-looking dossier, titled ‘Seize the Moment’, describes the UK as having a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to reunite and transform the economy for the “decade ahead”.   The roadmap notes the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU, Covid-19, the UK’s...
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  6. 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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  7. National Living Wage set to rise in April 2020

    National Living Wage set to rise in April 2020

    The recommendations from the independent Low Pay Commission to increase the UK’s National Living Wage (NLW) have been accepted by the UK government, with a 6.2% wage rise proposed for workers aged 25 and above. The scheduled increase to NLW for those aged 25 and over ensures the NLW will hit the target of 60% of median earnings from April...
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  8. #GE2019: How could it impact UK commercial property?

    #GE2019: How could it impact UK commercial property?

    It’s only a day now until the British people head to the polling stations for the snap 2019 General Election. The manifestos of each leading political party are now common knowledge among the electorate, but if you’re wondering what pledges the main parties have made when it comes to businesses and their premises, this article will fill you in on...
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  9. Why are Energy Performance Certificates important for commercial properties?

    Why are Energy Performance Certificates important for commercial properties?

    Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been in existence since 2007, when it became law for domestic property sales with a minimum of four bedrooms. An EPC determines the performance of a property, providing an Energy Efficiency Rating and an Environmental Impact Rating. Both of which are important in determining how expensive a premises will be to futureproof and invest in...
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Industrial

Swift Park

Coventry, West Midlands, CV21 1DZ

Swift Park would make an excellent regional or national base for manufacturing, distribution or storage…

Curie Courtyard

Northampton, East Midlands, NN17 5DU

Industrial warehouse with a trade counter, roller shutter door, mezzanine floor and customer parking.

37 Tything Road

Alcester, West Midlands, B49 6ES

Warehouse space with two storey office and reception area available to let in Alcester, Warwickshire.

Rovex Business Park

Alcester, West Midlands, B49 6ES

Modern industrial units suitable for warehousing and trade centre set in the iconic former Rovex factory.

Retail

Walsgrave Road

130-132 Walsgrave Road, Coventry…

Set in a retail parade within a mile of Coventry city centre, Walsgrave Road is an excellent facility for any company…

Brighton Road

Coventry, West Midlands, CV21 1DZ

Retail units with residential flats above and car parking for up to 30 cars 1 mile south of Birmingham city centre.

Blackfen Parade

Sidcup, South East, DA15 9UL

Ground floor retail units with residential maisonettes above located on Blackfen Parade, Bexley.

Office

London Road

Gloucester, South West, GL1 3EH

Offering some of the finest office space in Gloucester, Prospect Point is an outstanding property choice for any…

George Road Business Park

Birmingham, West Midlands, B23 7RZ

A mixture of office and storage space available in George Road Business Park. Starting from 4,600 sq ft, to 93,000 sq ft.

Wedgnock Industrial Estate

Warwick, West Midlands, CV34 5PY

Modern industrial unit with offices available to let, located in a popular and established commercial area just off the A452.

Studio

Hither Green Lane

London, South East, SE13 6QB

Hither Green Studios comprises of three connected buildings located on the corner of the busy Hither Green Lane...

Yard

George Road Business Park

West Midlands, Birmingham, B23 7RZ

George Road Business Park, is a 93,000 sq ft estate covering 4.6 acres (1.9 hectares) comprising three office…

Workshop

Pixley Street Studios

East London, E14 7DF

Pixley Street is a warehouse/light industrial unit to let in a fantastic location. The building itself is a single…

Residential

Sycamore Gardens

Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands, ST6 4LY

Sycamore Gardens offers fantastic residential flats across 3 floors with a shared car park to the rear…

Trade

Pasteur Courtyard

East Midlands, Northampton, NN17 5DX

Pasteur Courtyard offers a great trade counter opportunity in an established industrial and retail location…