town city centre national trends

Tracking national town centre trends

Contrary to tales of High Street ‘gloom and doom’, current trends offer hope where creative council leadership is able to help town centres adapt to unprecedented market changes. Here we provide regular updates to help councils and other leading, local organisations in tracking town centre trends. Keeping you up-to-date Importantly we provide these updates across…

car parks future town city centre

The future of parking

Connected drivers, vehicles and car parks The parking market has historically seen little new technology since the introduction of the pay and display machine in the 1930’s. Now, nearly a century later, the future of parking is finally changing, facilitated by the internet and the adoption of smart technology by both motorists and car manufacturers. Cars, their…

Business Rates Budget Revaluation Town Centres

Business Rates winners & losers

Why are so many commentators currently getting hot and bothered about Business Rates?  With bills now landing on doorsteps showing some massive changes and the Budget providing a chance to smooth ruffled feathers, here’s a beginner’s guide to Business Rates and the winners and losers from current changes.   Preparing this blog has revealed to me…