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Emma Govan
Business Agent - Healthcare
Childcare & Education | 13/11/2018 12:13:46

Cross party support for private partner childcare providers in Scotland

Back in June we asked the question, “Has the Scottish nursery sector reached a crisis point?”, so what has happened since and what is the current landscape of the sector?

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Childcare & Education 13 November 2018

Cross party support for private partner childcare providers in Scotland

The SNP’s pledge to provide 1,140 hours of funded childcare to all three and four year olds and some two year olds in Scotland by 2020 has caused many sleepless nights for private nursery operators across Scotland. The reasons for this are increasing wage costs, challenges rec...

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By:
Emma Govan
Business Agent - Healthcare
Childcare & Education 07 November 2018

Foster care and children's home provision needs support to meet children's services demands

Over the past decade, local authority funding has fallen considerably whilst demand has increased, alongside which the needs of children referred to care are becomingly increasingly complex. This has led to council leaders warning that they will overspend their budgets to meet...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
Care 07 November 2018

Funding continues to challenge the care sector

With rates of between £11 - £13 in some areas, this isn’t surprising, what’s more worrying is who will pick up the hours should this happen. Whilst Allied Healthcare can’t sustain these figures, most companies will want much higher rates and this may result in higher use of ag...

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By:
Michael Hodges
Head of Consultancy - Care
Childcare & Education 05 November 2018

Independent schools and their valuable contribution to society

Private education has never been so accessible, as according to the ISC’s (Independent Schools Council) most recent census, a third of the 1300-member schools who partook in the survey had raised money to subsidise the fees of lower income families. The total value of these co...

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By:
Daniel Cohen
Business Agent - Childcare & Education
Retail 02 November 2018

What the Autumn Budget means for the Retail sector

Disposable incomes will be boosted by the decision to raise the Personal Allowance to £12,500 and the Higher Rate Threshold to £50,000 from April 2019. This should increase the overall amount customers have to spend in the convenience sector. Phillip Hammond’s reiteration o...

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By:
Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail
Pubs 30 October 2018

Too Little, Too Late?

The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, delivered the Autumn Budget yesterday, and it was clear that the efforts of vocal campaigners and industry bodies such as UKHospitality have been heard, with several measures being announced that should help boost struggling high streets across...

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By:
Ramzi Qattan
Director
Hotels 26 October 2018

Looking ahead in hospitality: reflecting on the Annual Hotel Conference 2018

Christie & Co had a strong presence at the conference, as usual, with representation from our hotel brokerage, valuation, consultancy and finance teams, keen to hear the latest in the industry and enjoy the vast networking opportunities with attendees across the sector.   W...

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Childcare & Education 12 October 2018

Christie & Co hosts seminar for first time buyers in the day nursery sector

We hosted our first time buyers seminar at our London office on Wednesday 26th September, which featured my ‘top tips’ presentation, specifically created for those looking to purchase their first setting, and was complemented by talks from our esteemed panel of guest speakers:...

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Pharmacies 11 October 2018

Back to Business: Takeaways from the Pharmacy Show 2018

Christie & Co was at the centre of the trade floor for two busy days, discussing all things pharmacy with both existing operators and those hoping to acquire their first business. Our annual Curry Club dinner achieved its highest ever turnout with 72 guests sitting down to sha...

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By:
Oliver Brown
Business Agent - Medical
Restaurants 20 September 2018

Christie & Co sponsors Women’s Entrepreneur Conference

The line-up of speakers refreshingly comprised of all females and included a number of leaders who I had heard much about previously, such as Nisha Katona, Founder of Mowgli and Thomasina Myers at Wahaca, as well as operators starting off on their entrepreneurial journey, such...

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By:
Helena Gleeson
Associate Director