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Next up, ‘hotel-style’ amenities in the office

The survey of 6,000+ US, UK, and Australian consumers (2,004 in the UK) reveals that almost two-thirds (64%) now look for workplace amenities such as areas for socializing, outdoor spaces, onsite cafes, state-of-the-art infrastructure, air conditioning and flexible work facilities – making them crucial for employers to draw and keep talent in the post-pandemic world

Contributor: MRI Software | Published: 1 January 2023

Space to socially distance rated most important by employees

In contrast to trends pre-pandemic, new research from global workspace broker, First Office Hub, shows that workers want space to socially distance and easy-to-clean offices above amenities such as gyms, pool tables and free booze when they look to return to the office.

Contributor: Mike Smith - First Office Hub | Published: 8 October 2020

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Only 38 London properties are exempt from stamp duty

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has just six properties for sale that are stamp duty exempt, including a 113-square foot studio flat. FTBs should head for Croydon - London borough has the most stamp duty exempt properties for sale (795). The stamp duty cut for first-time buyers was the Government’s big giveaway in last year’s Autumn Budget.

Contributor: Sam Mitchell | Published: 26 January 2018


London property market “fragile”

In the aftermath of the Brexit referendum in June 2016, the prime London property market was seen as one of the big beneficiaries of the vote to leave. The assumption was that the fall in the value of the pound would make a des res in Mayfair, Belgravia or Chelsea more affordable for foreign buyers.

Contributor: Michael Ferris | Published: 8 October 2017