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Petition against Gov SBRR grant scheme hits 11,900 signatures, as desperate SMEs in shared offices miss £1bn worth of support

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Tuesday 21st April 2020

A Government petition signed by 11,900 UK small businesses angry at missing out on £1bn worth of Small Business Grants will now be investigated by the Government. “Put simply, if you don’t have a business rates account for your business with your local authority you get nothing. It’s a very unfair situation”, explains office expert […]

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Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Tuesday 21st April 2020

Small businesses in Serviced Offices are missing out because of a loophole in the Small Business Rates Relief scheme, meaning shared offices without a Business Rates account with their local authority do not receive a £10,000 cash grant. Please consider signing the petition here The amounts of money being missed out on are staggering, here […]

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Lockdown Release: Cleanliness and Distancing will be Key to Office Reopening

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Monday 20th April 2020

The lifting of lockdown restrictions on office space might feel a long way off, but preparations for reopening shouldn’t be taken lightly in the post-Coronavirus environment. We don’t know exactly when; all we know is that Chancellor Rishi Sunak wants to get businesses back to normal as soon as he can. This means when the […]

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Low Mood and Poor Staff Morale are 2020’s Biggest Business Challenges

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Monday 20th April 2020

For business bosses and those running companies remotely, the relentless task of maintaining positive staff moral in 2020 might just be their biggest business challenge to date. “Everyone is under huge strain, but it’s important for business bosses to recognise that staff are their best long-term asset and they need to really focus on helping […]

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Corornavirus Business Rates Grant Scheme – Serviced Offices miss out

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Thursday 16th April 2020

We have been again hitting the press in a huge drive to ask Chancellor Rishi Sunak for the following adjustments to the Small Business Grant Funding scheme for small businesses: Recognise all Serviced Office and Co-working tenants as “small businesses with a Rateable Value (RV) of £15,000 and under” Make available cash grants of £10,000 […]

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Serviced Office tenants miss out on £100m of Business Rates grant cash

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Wednesday 8th April 2020

Small businesses who occupy serviced office space have missed out on £100m worth of relief which at £10,000 per business could have been a lifesaver for many. “Put simply, if you don’t have a business rates account for your business with your local authority you get nothing”, explains office expert Jonathan Ratcliffe from Offices.co.uk The […]

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Spike in demand for Virtual Offices suggests shift to “home working” is here to stay

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Tuesday 7th April 2020

As small businesses quickly tighten their belts and plan for a very different future, the demand for Virtual Office Addresses has spiked, demonstrating that home working might be here to stay for longer than the current crisis. A “Virtual Office Address” is where a business rents an address at an established, often prime location. They […]

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Up to 600 desks – Serviced Office Space Notting Hill

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Tuesday 31st March 2020

We are pleased to be able to office a large serviced office suite suitable for up to 600 desks in a high density format. This office space is located across the road Notting Hill Station giving superb access to the Circle and District and Central lines. Transport for staff is second to none. Superb serviced […]

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Mental health warning for property professionals

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Monday 30th March 2020

As the reality of home working for the foreseeable future sinks in, usually sociable and outgoing property professionals need to address their mental health. “Many of my colleagues chose property as a profession because it’s highly sociable”, explains Jonathan Ratcliffe from flexible workspace broker Offices.co.uk, “but now we are isolated from that social network, and […]

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Sir Patrick Stewart & Miranda Hart – The dream lockdown buddies list

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Friday 27th March 2020

Who would you go into lockdown with? And who’s your nightmare house guest? The results are in. As Britain goes into lockdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the people have named their favourite people with whom to go into isolation. The “Desert Island Discs of the Lockdown” carried out by bored home workers from Office Provider […]

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