‘Inflexible planning policies inevitably lead to protracted negotiations, which are having a huge impact.'
Many councils are exploring how they can engage in commercial activity to increase jobs, revenue and positive outcomes, writes Mark Scott, CEO at Cantium Business Solutions.
‘The question for councils is are you looking out for people leaving the forces and coming into your areas?’
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every sector of industry, but it’s no secret that tourism and hospitality has suffered more than most, writes Rachel Oxborough.
Andy Wood, managing partner Yorkshire and North East at Grant Thornton, writes on the Northern Powerhouse and the levelling-up agenda.
Lichfields' senior director, Peter Wilks writes on how changes to town centre use classes will allow far greater flexibility to change uses within town centres without the need to obtain planning permission.
Now is the time to champion small, socially minded businesses, writes School for Social Entrepreneurs' chief executive, Alastair Wilson.
Is it easy to misplace a house? The answer is yes when it’s supposed to be an affordable home, writes Dave Mann, managing director of dxw.
'I fear that he has too much confidence in the power of Whitehall to deliver this plan.'
'As we begin to slowly return to normality, the re-opening our high streets will be key to kick-starting our economic recovery.'