Guest comment: Will Osborne look to tighten rules on Entrepreneurs’ Relief #Summerbudget

If you are property company which benefits from Entrepreneurs’ Relief you might want to pay close attention to next week’s Summer Budget, Ian Daniels,  head of property, haysmacintyre explains why: Entrepreneurs’ relief (“ER”) is a 10% tax rate on gains realised by individual shareholders who hold at least 5% of the voting share capital for […]

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Clive Dutton remembered

The great and the good of the UK’s property industry will come together this afternoon to remember regeneration visionary Clive Dutton OBE. Dutton passed away on 6th June aged 62, after a battle with cancer. His memorial service is being held in London, at Southwark Cathedral. He relocated to London in 2009 to Newham Borough […]

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How to stay cool in the workplace

With the Met Office confirming that the mercury is tipped to rise to a scorching 38C this week, things are set to get hot in the office during the predicted heatwave. So just how could this affect British worker’s health and are you sure of the legal guidelines on maximum temperatures allowed in the workplace? […]

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#summerbudget Opinion: What we want from George Osborne for the Midlands

At a roundtable discussion on the Midlands power house (see this Saturday’s Estates Gazette for the full feature) we asked our panel of public and private property specialists what they wanted to see in the Summer Budget when it is announced by Chancellor George Osborne on July 8. This is what some of them had […]

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Opinion: Residential sales and lettings agents beware of potentially anti-competitive behaviour

The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) open letter to estate agents this month, which followed the fining of a number of firms for anti-competitive practices, sends a strong signal to the estate agents and lettings industry, writes Michael Dean of Maclay Murry Spens. It may also come as a surprise to many, who may not […]

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Video: Inside Birmingham’s Grand Central

Ever wondered how things are looking behind the hoardings and temporary walls at Birmingham’s New Street station? Well, wonder no more. Earlier this week, EG had a sneaky peek at how things are coming along, ahead of the scheme’s opening in September. In the video, you can see the main atrium is now in place […]

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#LREF2015 Eight points about London’s residential crisis

Residential is the focus today at LREF, namely solving the capital’s housing crisis. The target is 49,000 new homes per annum. This is what I’ve learned so far: 1. Land? Money? Actually one of the biggest barriers to meeting the new housing target is skills. Need 1 million workers over the next five years to […]

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#LREF2015 Six interesting points about London and business I’ve picked up so far

1. TAMI is the new acronym for TMT being used in California’s Silicon Valley – technology, advertising, media and information (Matthew Purser, Savills) 2. War for talent is not going away – staff are increasingly driving the workplace strategy (Celine Thompson, Derwent London) 3. £ per sq ft cost of wellbeing as part of property […]

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Birmingham property people react to loss of Clive Dutton

The death of Clive Dutton OBE last Saturday has shocked the property world and prompted an outpouring of tributes from across the industry. Known for being a regeneration ‘visionary’ Clive (aged 62) will leave a lasting legacy in the UK’s second city, it’s capital and beyond. As the head of regeneration and planning in Birmingham […]

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More Friday fun: Computer says *@#^*

While putting together this week’s hi-tech London Supplement, EG landed on the contact page of image recognition specialist Blippar. The firm’s boffins are responsible for the augmented reality wizardry that animates, among other things, this coming week’s Estates Gazette. And like all responsible webco’s it guards its contact form from spambots with CAPTCHA technology. This […]

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