Category Archives: Property

Lies, damn lies and floorspace statistics…?

It’s a well-known fact that there is too much retail floorspace currently available relative to demand. Or is it? It’s an article of faith that town centres are being adversely affected by competition from out of town retail developments. But what are we basing that faith upon? We’re not short of reviews and recommendations about the future...
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Spotlight on town centre business rates

What happens to local authority business rates income when out-of-town retail parks compete with town centres? This evidence of out of town impact was missing, so we undertook the analysis using Valuation Office Agency data, and our own nationally consistent town centre boundaries originally developed for DCLG. The study period 2005-2010 examined the impact of steep recession,...
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‘Average’ property prices? Really?

Scroll through the content in this Geofutures Mapcase to see why there's no such thing as average property prices. The text area on the left has its own scroll bar if you need it. The left/right arrows allow you to drill deeper into each information section, where multiple graphics or comments can be presented. [iframe src="//mapcase.geofutures.com/geofutures/housing/" width="100%"...
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