UK Infrastructure Bank is now open

UK Infrastructure Bank is now open

Based in Leeds, the new UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) opened for business on 17 June 2021 to much fanfare.   UKIB is set to transform the financing landscape for climate action. UKIB’s objectives are to tackle climate change – (particularly the UK’s net zero...
New Capital Allowance measures and Real Estate

New Capital Allowance measures and Real Estate

Reflecting on the recent Budget announcements on 3 March, we look at the unexpected positive announcement of the new capital allowance measures. A question still on our mind, however, is whether real estate investors will be excluded from the new “super-deductions”?...
The changing face of office space

The changing face of office space

There has been much speculation about the demise of the office space following Coronavirus. It is largely true that for those that can work from home, the lockdown forced a quick transition and for many homeworking became the norm overnight. If your workforce are as...
How is Coronavirus affecting the UK housing market?

How is Coronavirus affecting the UK housing market?

Since the publication of this blog, Robert Jenrick announced the re-opening of the housing market on 13 May. The word ‘lockdown’ itself implies the immediate affect that Coronavirus has had on the housing market – there is little to no movement. Valuers are unable to...
How is Coronavirus impacting food retailers?

How is Coronavirus impacting food retailers?

It is the sixth week of lockdown and I have just received my weekly update from Tesco CEO Dave Lewis. Tesco is, like many other supermarkets, one of the few retailers that have seen an upside to the Coronavirus pandemic. The rate of transformation across supermarkets...