27 February 2017
The start of 2017 has seen a number of Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) provide various workshops to help contractors combat the recently implemented funding cuts and to encourage them to ensure they qualify for payments on offer through the Quality Payment Scheme (QPS)....
13 February 2017
What has become very apparent in 2017 is that the well funded Far East and Asian investors who have been historically attracted to London and the south east have now discovered the appealing opportunities on offer across the regions of the UK. Positive trading funda...
10 February 2017
A desirable area with many affluent towns and villages, freehold gastropubs with letting rooms, as well as strong high turnover businesses in locations like the Surrey Hills, continue to be attractive to both corporate and independent buyers. Likewise in the lower end of the m...
07 February 2017
Although it took the sector by surprise, it is an extremely tactical move by the supermarket giant. By diversifying its portfolio into deeper rungs of the supply chain while simultaneously acquiring links with thousands of independently owned convenience stores, its power in ...
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...