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2021 at the CTA

20th December 2021

A round-up of the CTA’s inaugural year during one of the most uncertain periods for businesses across the UK.

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The impact of COVID on the landlord-tenant relationship

7th December 2021

Our Head of Membership Services recently attended an event on the future of the landlord-tenant relationship post COVID.

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Commercial property accreditations

2nd September 2021

A number of accreditations may be important considerations when leasing or purchasing commercial property.

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Carbon in context: workplace lighting and sustainability

10th August 2021

Net zero carbon has become one of the most referenced terms when discussing sustainability. Here’s how our

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What is a green lease?

22nd July 2021

A green lease is an agreement made between commercial landlords and tenants in order to achieve greater sustainability over the course of the lease term.

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Sustainability glossary for commercial tenants

20th July 2021

Our sustainability glossary for commercial tenants may help to broaden any knowledge of the subject.

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What is ESG?

8th July 2021

ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. It is measured to provide an overall understanding of a business’ sustainability and societal impact.

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What is greenwashing?

6th July 2021

An explanation of greenwashing by Blue Marble Environmental Partnerships.

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Sustainability for commercial tenants

6th July 2021

The CTA will consider how the issue of sustainability should feature in the plans and operations of commercial tenants going forwards.

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The Government’s COVID support timeline – UPDATED

25th June 2021

A timeline of when the pandemic support schemes and policies will be concluded by the government over the coming months.

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The future of high streets and town centres

3rd June 2021

The future of commercial activity on high streets and in town centres must be considered in tandem with commercial activity before and during the pandemic.

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Brick-and-mortar vs online retail

1st June 2021

Brick-and-mortar retail seems to be gradually losing the fight with online retail, but is this trend set to continue?

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Hybrid working habits

27th May 2021

Employees and employers have mixed views about the viability of remote/hybrid working. There is also great debate about whether these habits are here to stay permanently.

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Re-evaluating workplace design

25th May 2021

A drastic re-evaluation of workplace design, and of office space in particular, has been brought about by the pandemic.

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Market changes affecting commercial tenants

18th May 2021

There are a number of market changes that may now impact commercial tenants post-pandemic.

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What is the Recovery Loan Scheme?

14th May 2021

The Recovery Loan Scheme is available to companies of all sizes which have been impacted by the pandemic.

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Health and safety impact on commercial tenants

13th May 2021

Workplace health and safety has been brought into the spotlight by COVID-19.

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Economic Recovery Predictions

11th May 2021

Though there is a long way to go, many commentators have offered positive predictions for the UK’s economic recovery over the coming months and years. 

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Post-Pandemic Commercial Tenancies

11th May 2021

The CTA are evaluating what the landscape looks like for commercial tenancies, businesses and staff once the pandemic is brought under control in the UK.

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UK Tenant Survey (Part 2)

29th April 2021

In Q3 2020, the CTA conducted a survey seeking the responses of over 1,100 individuals representing small, medium and large tenants occupying office, retail and industrial space nationwide.

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Post-pandemic commercial leasing

23rd April 2021

Post-pandemic leasing was recently the focus of a webinar where we attempted to provide an indication of how commercial leasing has changed since the onset of the pandemic and how it may change in the future.

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Final stages of the government’s COVID support

13th April 2021

A timeline of when the pandemic support schemes and policies will be concluded by the government over the coming months.

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CEO Soapbox: “As a commercial tenant, moving can feel like a feeding frenzy and you are the food”

9th April 2021

Information and data on commercial tenancies gets shared and passed around. As a commercial tenant, moving can feel like feeding frenzy and you are the food.

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CEO Soapbox: How can one industry get away with such bad customer service?

2nd April 2021

You sign your commercial lease, you pay your rent and service charge, and you imagine that the landlord is going maintain the building and make sure everything is okay.

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CEO Soapbox: If commercial property was rated by tenants like TripAdvisor, it wouldn’t get many stars.

26th March 2021

If commercial tenants could rate the experience with their landlord and the space they are paying for in the same way, what rating would they get?

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Cash is King – Cash Flow Management for Businesses

23rd March 2021

Cash flow management should always be at the top of the small business to do list, especially in such uncertain times.

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Help, I can’t pay my rent!

22nd March 2021

The March quarter day signals another bare-knuckle round of pain for commercial tenants as more rent payments fall due.

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Top Business Survival Tips for Small Businesses

16th March 2021

Our top five tips to help small businesses continue to survive the COVID-19 crisis.

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UK Tenant Survey (Part 1)

12th March 2021

In Q3 2020, the CTA conducted a survey seeking the responses of over 1,100 individuals representing small, medium and large tenants occupying office, retail and industrial space nationwide.

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Mental health during the pandemic

4th March 2021

Mental health appreciation is greater than it has ever been, simply because so many have struggled with their own headspace since March 2020.

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Will Some Colleagues Never Meet in Person?

1st February 2021

Some teams are wondering whether they’ll ever get the chance to meet some of their newer colleagues in-person, despite interacting with them virtually almost every day.

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Remote Working in Long Term Business Strategies

27th January 2021

Research has indicated that businesses should incorporate remote working into a hybrid model when considering their long term premises strategies.

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The Government’s COVID Support for Businesses

4th January 2021

Links to the various government support strategies that have been implemented to help businesses since the pandemic began.

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How Revolutionary Technology is Changing the Office Search

30th December 2020

As the technological advancements continue to develop at a rapid rate, it is no surprise that we are beginning to see a similar trend impact the search for office spaces across the world.

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Keeping Cyber-Secure in the Home Office

28th December 2020

As technology continues to revolutionise how we are able to work, the need for businesses and their employees to install strong cybersecurity is at an all-time high.

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Coming to An Online Streaming Service Near You: Is the Cinema Under Threat?

14th December 2020

Though the cinema has been a solid backbone of the leisure industry for the best part of the 20th and 21st centuries, the immersive experience provided by movie theatres may soon be a thing of the past.

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Hub & Spoke – Time to Get on the Bike?

8th November 2020

Knight Frank have conducted one of the first pieces of research into the much-debated Hub and Spoke office model, establishing that Hammersmith could serve as the best satellite office location for London businesses.

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Lockdown 2.0 – How Are Commercial Tenants Protected?

6th November 2020

With the second period of lockdown now firmly in place across England, commercial tenants may need a reminder of the protective measures that were implemented by the UK Government earlier this year that specifically benefit them.

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