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Is Out of Town the future for Office Space?

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Thursday 2nd July 2020

Enquiries for out of town office locations have increased over the last month, as the appeal of car parking and the ability to social distance sees a shift from the city centres. “I wouldn’t say people are deserting cities, but what we are seeing is a clear short-term spike in interest in office sites with […]

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Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Monday 15th June 2020

Office workers returning to work this week are being asked to help their local economy by only spending money in small independent shops and businesses for the next 3 months. The campaign started by office space business is to encourage a shift in how we spend our money in and around our workplaces. They […]

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Back to Business: Shared office spaces tentatively reopen

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Friday 5th June 2020

Serviced office managers across the country have been working flat out to reopen their offices during June, installing facilities to protect clients and help them get back to business. Across the network of 5,000 shared office spaces in the UK, the task of being able to reopen safely has been a huge one – requiring […]

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Serviced Office tenants to get just 6% of expected £10,000 cash grant

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Tuesday 26th May 2020

The discretionary grant made available for small businesses of shared office space seems to have already run out money, as Manchester City Council dishes out the bad news to applicants. “We were told at the start of May that shared office tenants were going to get their £10,000 cash grant, seems the pot has run […]

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Appointments: Edward Coulson joins as Head of Flexible Office Sales

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Tuesday 19th May 2020

Seasoned flexible workspace expert Edward Coulson has moved to office space start-up to head up their new sales team, ahead of an exciting time in the serviced office market. Coulson was crownedFlexible Workspace Broker Representative of the Year at the prestigious Flexible Space Association Awards in November 2019 demonstrating the respect he enjoys in […]

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Still no sign of £10,000 cash grants for many serviced office tenants

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Monday 11th May 2020

The Business Rates loophole which stopped shared office tenants from claiming a critical £10,000 cash grant from HM Treasury had been plugged with a new £617m fund last weekend. However Local Authorities are dragging their heels, and only a few have received the money. “10 days ago, we were told £617m was now available for […]

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New £617m Government scheme plugs £10k business rates cash grant loophole

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Saturday 2nd May 2020

The Business Rates loophole which meant small businesses in shared office space missed a critical £10,000 cash grant has been plugged with a new £617 million funding scheme announced today. A petition to the Government asking for help reached 22,500 signatures earlier today – showing the level of frustration from small businesses across the UK. […]

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