Peel’s £1bn Trafford Waters plan back before planning committee

Peel Land and Property’s £1 billion Trafford Waters vision will go back before council planners next week.Trafford Council originally approved the ambitious project, which includes approximately 750,000 sq ft of office space and 3,000 new homes, in 2016.The local authority’s planning and development management committee will meet next Thursday (22 November) to ... Read More...

Home Bargains plans £1.5m investment at former Toys ‘R’ Us store

Home Bargains has submitted plans to refurbish Liverpool’s former Toys ‘R’ Us store on Paisley Street.The discount retailer purchased the 24,832 sq ft unit after the toy chain went into administration earlier this year.According to a planning application submitted to Liverpool City Council by TJ Morris Limited, the company is looking ... Read More...

Budget 2018 reaction: Help for small firms and ‘sticking plaster’ concerns

Philip Hammond’s 2018 Budget has been hailed the “most small-business-friendly Budget that this chancellor has delivered to date”.A move to ease the business rates burden for small retailers is among the measures to have been welcomed, although there are concerns over the lack of help for larger high street brands.Yesterday’s ... Read More...

Budget 2018: Tax on digital tech giants and business rates relief

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a new tax on tech giants and business rates relief for small businesses in his last Budget before Brexit.The MP for Runnymede and Weybridge proclaimed “austerity is coming to an end” during his House of Commons address earlier today (29 October).Under the UK Digital Services Tax, from April 2020, social media platforms, search ... Read More...