The casual dining crunch is forcing nationwide restaurant brands such as Jamie’s Italian and Byron Burger to shut sites, lay off staff and seek rent reductions on underperforming locations, writes Tomas Maunier, director of Fazenda.
Disruptive technology is driving a shift in market behaviour in the property industry, but many businesses do not yet know how to take advantage of the opportunities on offer, said experts speaking at Place North West’s latest event, Digital Opportunities 2018: Proptech from strategy to implementation.
After the collapse of construction and facilities management giant Carillion earlier this week, the Government announced it would provide funding to maintain public services due to be carried out by the contractor. However, it is clear that this is not a rescue mission, writes Kuits Solicitors’ head of construction, Ben Connor.
If there is any chance of the Government reaching its housing targets, developers and local councils must work together to bring the private rented sector outside of its city centre strongholds, said leading industry figures at Place North West and Placefirst’s Housing the Forgotten Majority conference.