London ranked as one of the best startup ecosystems


London ranked as one of the best startup ecosystems

The London tech scene has been named as one of the best technology ecosystems in the world, according to Startup Genome. Startup Genome’s ‘The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2020’ investigated the best environments for early-stage startups to thrive. In the 2019 report, London came joint third, an improvement on its 2012 ranking of 8th, but…

A graduate’s cost of living in London vs Manchester


A graduate’s cost of living in London vs Manchester

London and Manchester are the two most popular cities in the UK for graduates – but how does their cost of living compare? With graduate retention rates of 77% and 51.5% respectively, London and Manchester are graduate hotspots. The wealth of job opportunities available and the promise of a city lifestyle make London appealing, whilst…

Manchester finally has a Michelin star as Ancoats restaurant Mana shines


Manchester finally has a Michelin star as Ancoats restaurant Mana shines

Manchester restaurant Mana has earned the city’s first Michelin star in over 40 years. After more than forty years of waiting the Mana Restaurant on Blossom Street can celebrate what many think is the highest accolade in catering. Led by ex-Noma chef Simon Martin opened at the end of 2018 it serves an ambitious tasting…

UK MPs call for extra £30bn to aid green recovery from Covid-19


UK MPs call for extra £30bn to aid green recovery from Covid-19

The UK needs to invest an additional £30bn a year in shovel-ready green projects to create jobs, energise the post-lockdown economy and put the country back on track to achieve its climate targets, a new cross-party commission recommends. In the most detailed blueprint to date for a green recovery from Covid-19, it also advises the…

Manchester poised to see highest rental growth of any UK city over next five years


Manchester poised to see highest rental growth of any UK city over next five years

A new report from JLL has revealed that greater economic and political certainty will fuel higher price growth and transactions in the UK housing market in 2021 and 2022. Whilst 2020 will see gradual change as housebuilders start to rebuild development pipelines, this foundational growth will set the market up for significant regional growth from…

Boris Johnson unveils plan for reopening U.K. after coronavirus lockdown


Boris Johnson unveils plan for reopening U.K. after coronavirus lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the coronavirus lockdown will not end yet, urging people to “stay alert” to the risks as he outlined plans to begin slowly easing measures that have closed down much of the economy for nearly seven weeks. While his government was giving directions for England, it wants the United Kingdom’s…

Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveils £350BILLION coronavirus bailout


Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveils £350BILLION coronavirus bailout

The UK government offers business loans up to £5m, three-month mortgage holidays, and no rates for pubs and restaurants for a year. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a massive financial package to ease the impact of coronavirus in the UK. He unveiled an astonishing £350billion rescue package yesterday to try to stave off economic disaster….

HASSELL reveals plans for ‘first light pavilion’ at jodrell bank observatory


HASSELL reveals plans for ‘first light pavilion’ at jodrell bank observatory

Architecture firm HASSELL has revealed plans for a new permanent structure to be built at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in northwest england. ‘First Light Pavilion’, which is now under construction, intends to transform the visitor experience at the famous observatory, bringing radio astronomy principles, and the stories of Jodrell Bank’s pioneering scientists to life for…

UK city house price growth hits two-year high of +3.9%


UK city house price growth hits two-year high of +3.9%

UK city house price inflation is running at +3.9% as the impetus for price growth increases in regional cities with attractive affordability and positive price growth in London (+1.9%) supporting the headline growth rate. City house price growth is at a two-year high, supported by a combination of 1) flat to falling house prices in…

Britain’s adoption of Huawei 5G


Britain’s adoption of Huawei 5G

BRITAIN has finally left the European Union. No sooner had that happened than it started trade agreement negotiations with the EU and the US. Just when this “new triangular relationship” is still full of uncertainties, Britain has announced that it has accepted Huawei as a participant in the building of its 5G network infrastructure. This…