Paving the way for social hospitality

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Coffee in a cafe

Over the last five years, Wi-Fi has moved from being a perk to an expectation when the average person is out and about. It’s a common amenity necessary to fulfil our connected lifestyles. Free Wi-Fi can usually be accessed by all in larger scale shopping centres, meaning that the big chain coffee shops and restaurants […]

The high street is dead. Long live the high street

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Day in, day out, as the airwaves are filled with Brexit, impending doom and the possible need to stockpile tins of beans and toilet roll, we are also in mourning of the death of the high street. But it’s not actually dead. Shopping is an experience, and we love an experience. What makes that experience […]

£600,000 business rates savings…

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We’ve just reached a milestone having saved our clients over £600,000 in business rates for their empty commercial space. The payment of business rates on any empty commercial property is not only unfair but punitive and a tax on failure. After all no property owner wants to see their assets un-let and vacant, especially with […]

Business Rates Appeals Take Too Long

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Business rates have always been a delicate area for companies in the UK — especially since the government introduced legislation in 2008 that targeted empty commercial properties. A report released last year suggested that 51,142 businesses that made an appeal in 2017 have still not had them resolved. The Scottish Government has been transparent on […]