18 January 2021
This news will be a welcome glimmer of light to many in the hospitality industry. The sector has been one of the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, with thousands of businesses struggling to survive at present, having been forced to close for two thirds of the year in 2...
Childcare & Education
15 January 2021
Between March and October 2020, the UK borrowed almost eight times as much money as it did in the same period in 2019, bringing public sector debt to more than £2,000bn. This borrowing was essential to support the country through the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’re likely to fee...
08 January 2021
The balancing act of reopening
On 20 March, hoteliers were requested to close as the UK entered the first period of lockdown. Properties could remain open for key workers only and some hotels opted to act as temporary facilities for patients, and homeless or vulnerable pe...
06 January 2021
This follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Monday that England will enter a third national lockdown similar to that in March 2020, until at least mid-February in an attempt to contain the new highly transmissible COVID-19 variant and prevent the NHS from becom...
22 December 2020
For Senior Director of Healthcare, Simon Harvey, 2020 also marks two decades since he began work at Christie & Co, in which time he has nurtured his career and witnessed a significant shift in healthcare markets and operational attitudes.
We chatted to Simon about his time ...
08 December 2020
We became aware in August 2020 that the Care Inspectorate were proposing new design standards for care homes incorporating lessons learned from COVID-19. They planned to supersede the previous document with significant new changes and implement them by the end of September 202...
26 November 2020
Following this, earlier today the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, Matt Hancock set out the details of the new tier arrangement, with most areas in England being placed in Tier 2, including London. However, a number of areas where figures remain high will enter Ti...
26 November 2020
He also briefed MP’s on the state of the UK economy and public finances, which have been badly battered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Sunak warned that the "health emergency is not yet over" and the economic emergency has "only just begun", advising that the UK economy ...
20 November 2020
The metric looks at how well staff and people living in care homes are protected by infection prevention and control (IPC).
But what does this mean for care homes and their operators? Simon Harvey, Senior Director, Christie & Co, comments: “This metric will highlight ...
18 November 2020
The importance of fossil fuels has been diminishing over time as innovative, often independent, forward thinking retailers introduce new products and ideas to existing forecourts.
Snax 24 (now Rontec) and EG Group are visible examples of this. The former possibly being ...