Childcare & Education
01 February 2017
A main news story which was covered by BBC Breakfast News on 13 January about children’s homes often being more suitable for a child than foster care due to the multiple breakdowns of placements, raised a number of questions about which route is best for children who require a...
Childcare & Education
26 January 2017
During 2016, operational factors, notably the introduction of the National Living Wage, the commencement of 30 hours pilot schemes and workforce challenges, have been at the forefront of providers’ minds. And 2017 is no different, bringing its own things to consider.
23 January 2017
Continued investor appetite and a lack of quality opportunities have led to many different buyer categories competing fiercely in the dental arena. Below we review the various buyer types currently in the market. Independents
Independent buyers are usually bank funded but...
17 January 2017
The launch was perfectly complemented by commentary and insights from our esteemed guest speaker, Andrew Neil who explored the global economic and political climate as a backdrop to day-to-day business. Below, I’d like to touch on just some of the points which were discussed. ...
12 December 2016
While the scale of the cut this year is £57m less than first anticipated, the PSNC has announced that it is seeking a Judicial Review and with permission from the High Court, an expedited hearing has been requested. While the PSNC accepts the need for the NHS to achieve saving...
07 December 2016
Privately owned freehouses in good locations such as cities, market towns and those near to busy A roads tend to be the most in demand properties in the region, particularly if they have rooms to complement their offering. If they have been visibly subjected to good investment...
02 December 2016
Planning ahead for an eventual sale is crucial to ensure that you maximise its value and therefore achieve the highest price for your practice when you’re ready to move on. There are several things to consider; perhaps you want to look at retaining your property and are lookin...
28 November 2016
The convenience store has evolved over time. No longer thought of as simply ‘the corner shop’, it has been commended as one of the businesses to have the most positive impact on a local area, second only to the Post Office, which is coincidentally often found within a convenie...
21 November 2016
To set the scene, the north eastern coastline in particular has seen an incredible amount of investment over the past two years. Bridlington has received a £25m leisure centre and plans have recently been lodged for an £8m Premier Inn, the first new hotel in the region for alm...
17 November 2016
Hotel investment activity in CEE – from the Adriatic Coast to the Baltic Sea – has been booming in the second half of 2016, with numerous hotel properties being on the market and several transactions taking place.
A lot of deal activity was witnessed in the Balkans. Exampl...