Budget 2017: Was the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement “big and bold” enough?

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer promised a “big and bold” Autumn Budget and it’s fair to say he delivered, in some parts at least. While Philip Hammond announced some positive measures to help the economy grow out of austerity including greater investment in infrastructure and R&D, there were some concerns that he hadn’t gone far […]

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£15bn reasons to take a positive view about UK property investment

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The fallout from the EU Referendum result and this year’s General Election has meant that political uncertainty has become the new normal.  However, while we know that this uncertainty and risk remains at the forefront of investors’ minds, the hunt for yield and reliable income streams supports property as an attractive asset class and the […]

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Celebrating 20 years of ‘Transforming Real Estate’

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How will the property sector change over the next two decades? This year, JLL UK is celebrating 20 years of providing market leading sustainability expertise to the real estate and infrastructure sectors. Over this period, we have been helping clients navigate the complex array of environmental, social, economic and political issues affecting their businesses, and […]

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Getting irate about rates: Business Rates

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Getting irate about rates: the headache of the Business Rates revaluation The purpose of a rating revaluation is to re-balance payments in line with rental  values. However, the government’s postponement of the planned 2015 revaluation and their application of transitional relief has led to an uneven, unequal and confusing system where the winners are few […]

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The ‘Brexit plan’

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Last week the government published a White Paper outlining the strategy it will adopt for negotiating UK withdrawal from the EU The ‘Brexit plan’ certainly doesn’t lack in ambition. The Prime Minister has set out a vision of an independent nation developing and forging trade and investment links across the globe, but the proof will […]

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Ireland’s view in Asia

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Recently I spoke in China at a UKTI trade mission. JLL is the long term partner of UKTI and London & Partners, which is an organisation funded by the UK government and London mayoral authority to attract overseas businesses, students and visitors and help London businesses go global. The Chinese market is immensely important to […]

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