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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 Offices.co.uk 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 Offices.co.uk 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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SMEs in Shared Office Space urged to take action today over missed £1bn Cash Grant Loophole

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Monday 27th April 2020

Call for all small businesses in shared office space to take action today as the campaign to claim £1bn of cash grants gathers momentum and Local Authorities soften their stance. The Campaign to pressure the Treasury into considering helping those small businesses in shared office space who missed out on more than £1bn of cash […]

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SBRR Cash Grant Appeal Email Template

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Monday 27th April 2020

The Campaign to pressure HM Treasury into considering helping those small businesses in shared office space who missed out on cash grants due to a loophole is gaining considerable momentum. Hilary Benn MP and Heather Wheeler MP have both shown support over the weekend – which is a great step forward. We now need everyone […]

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Business in Lockdown: Dealing with uncertainty

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Thursday 23rd April 2020

Lockdown poses many problems for small businesses; uncertainty, closures, restrictions and strained cash flow means making informed decisions are near impossible. How we deal with uncertainty now is critical to future success. “All the people in business I know just want to crack on, but when will it end? Mid May? Schools going back in […]

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