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31st Jan 2014Business rates are still the most pressing issue for UK high streets

The announcement of a £415 million cash injection to back business, boost high streets and create jobs is good news for smaller businesses and high street retailers, but doesn’t address...

25th Sep 2013Local Authority Business Rate Retention Scheme could open up opportunities for developers

The Government’s review of local authority funding and the introduction of the Local Authority Business Rate Retention Scheme (BRRS) opens a new window of opportunity for developers and local...

4th Jul 2013Commercial property blog: Empty rates but not empty rooms

One (and I should stress one) of the problems facing our high streets is punitive business rates. Retailers bemoan a rates regime that is not set for evaluation until 2017. They argue that rates can...

8th May 2013Portas towns worse off due to delay on business rate revaluation

  New research findings from the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) and Colliers International has revealed that business rates remain one of the greatest challenges to the revival...

20th Mar 20132013 Budget: GVA on business rates

David Jones, Senior Director at GVA: "We don’t envisage a U-turn by the Chancellor on reinstating the 2015 revaluation for sake of equity or dramatically easing the pain of empty rates,...

30th Jul 2012Bulley's Comment: Are business rates a change for the better?

According to Mark Linning MRICS, Head of Professional Services at Bulleys Chartered Surveyors, non-domestic business rates is about to go through one of the most significant changes of the past...

31st May 2012

DTZ, part of UGL Services, a division of UGL Limited (ASX: UGL), has acquired the freehold interest in an industrial site in Bristol’s Ashton Gate, on behalf of Leeds based property investor,...

1st May 2012Gerald Eve comment: Logistics and retail are main drivers in take-up of large industrial space in West Midlands

Take-up of large industrial space in the West Midlands remained strong during the first quarter of 2012, alongside a national upward trend in both development starts and completions that could signal...

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