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Business rate reform: does the 2017 budget go far enough?

In his (final) Spring Budget on the 8th March, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced a series of measures to help businesses who would be affected by the punitive changes to business rates, which we discussed in a previous blog post. Despite some lobbying from businesses to have the rates scrapped altogether, the Chancellor… more
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Global Guardians attend Southgate School annual Business Breakfast!

Nick Knight, Business Consultant and Stuart Woolgar, Security Director of Global Guardians recently attended the annual Business Breakfast at Southgate School. Welcoming local businesses and national leaders to hear from the schools Headteacher and students about how they are able, through the support of business partners and Future Programmes,  help students build a bright and… more
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Affordable accommodation: what does the future hold?

Why is affordable accommodation so hard to find? Much of the discussion surrounding the UK housing market pertains to the lack of truly affordable accommodation, particularly in built-up urban areas where the lack of housing is keeping families and young people trapped in the rental market, and often struggling to make the transition towards home… more
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Street Art murals in Greenwich

Fantastic work in Greenwich working with DePaul charity. Wow! Terrific amounts of work have been produced by one of our amazing guardians, Marc Craig and his team in Greenwich. Global Guardians have made a helpful donation of £400 to help them set up with their street art murals. They have worked alongside DePaul charity – a charity who help… more
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Vacant property solutions: why do buildings become empty & what can be done about it?

Why do properties become vacant? Vacant properties have arguably become more of a national problem in recent years, especially when one considers the scarcity of affordable housing in the UK, and the lack of housing supply contrasted with the increase in demand. But whether they are making headlines or not, the problems caused by allowing buildings to… more
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Business rate reforms: is it time for the government to think again?

Business rates: what’s changing? Earlier this week, the Times ran a story revealing how the changes to new business rates could swiftly have punitive effects on rural businesses. In what the Times calls “the most radical reform of business rates in a generation”, rural businesses and business owners could find themselves the most hard hit. Riding schools,… more
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CRASH Cares Appeal!

In the spirit of the festive season, Global Guardians Management has donated for the fourth successive year running to the CRASH Cares Appeal. Thanks to the support of the construction and property industry, CRASH has received £52,000! Every penny will go towards the renovation and refurbishment of hostels, night shelters and day centres used by… more
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Changes to the property market: Why 2017 will be another busy year for property guardians

2017 will see big changes to both the residential and commercial property markets, mostly brought about by the UK Government’s legislative changes across previous Budgets. These changes will affect both landlords and, by extension, tenants. Property guardianship has emerged over the past ten years as a low cost security alternative for property owners faced with vacant… more
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