According to experts, the number of buy-to-let investors moving over from residential property to commercial property has tripled since 2013, as a new tax regime takes place at the start of the financial year. With the new financial year, landlords will begin to pay tax on turnover, rather than the profit made between rental income…

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Plans have been submitted for a new 261,000 ft state-of-the-art distribution warehouse to be built at South Normanton Industrial Estate. Nickel 28, the warehouse that would measure at four football pitches in terms of floor space, would be located off the M1 near Mansfield on junction 28. Despite no commercial lease holders yet found, a…

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Smallbrook Queensway is set to be the focal point of a major regeneration as council chiefs are set to approve a £70 million project next Thursday that includes plans for one of Birmingham’s tallest residential buildings. The project, which is spearheaded by the Commercial Estates Group, will see the buildings SBQ1 and SBQ2 demolished and…

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Theresa May today announced beyond doubt that the United Kingdom will indeed be leaving the European Union, with Article 50 being enacted by the end of March, and outlined what Brexit looks like. We have broken down the main points of what the Prime Minister has said, and what it could mean for businesses. The…

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The ugly side of St. Valentine

Valentine’s Day, the day often associated with date nights, flower deliveries, and engagements now has a more sinister trend: divorce. Family and divorce solicitors have started to notice that instructions and requests for more information on divorce has spiked around and after February 14th over the last few years as disgruntled couples look to separate….

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What could Hyperloop mean for Birmingham?

Birmingham has been shortlisted as one of the cities that could see the Hyperloop rail link installed, which could be part of a route connecting commuters to London, Manchester and Edinburgh travelling at the speed of sound. The proposed London-Edinburgh line, which includes stops at Birmingham and Manchester, would decimate the duration of journeys from Birmingham…

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A life folder helps you stay organised, keeping your important documents in one place, and prepared for if the worst should happen. It’s January, and the annual ritual of picking yourself up and dusting yourself off after another December of over-eating and over-celebrating is upon us. While you’re all renewing those gym memberships and looking…

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Edmund Street law firm DBS Law has led calls for workers in Birmingham city centre to support the new 20mph speed limit zones in residential areas throughout Birmingham as the “Slower is Safer” campaign officially launched last Monday. The speed limits now apply on residential roads in all or parts of Aston, Bordesley Green, Brandwood,…

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Have you invested in film?

      Head of commercial litigation and associate director Louise Johal warns investors in film partnerships about a current investigation into the schemes that could leave investors owing millions in back taxes: “I am writing in regard to recent actions being taken in regard to investment schemes promoted by Ingenious Media, including Ingenious Film…

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Local community interest company DBS Heart celebrated their first year as a CIC by donating £13,000 to four Midlands charities, as well as recognising a local school for their work in road safety education in Birmingham. The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, the Birmingham Civic Society, the Bordesley Village Community Association and Nottinghamshire Hospice all received…

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