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Brian Hay
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The British Property Federation (BPF) has slammed the Government’s decision to postpone the revaluation of business rates until 2017.

Over £55bn of UK commercial property debt is up for refinancing this year with around another £50bn of loans in breach of their financial covenant or in default, three times the 2008 figure.

Local butchers and fishmongers are beating the recession, having increased their numbers by 11.6% during the second half of 2009.

The 12th Annual Lease Review, published today by the British Property Federation (BPF) and Investment Property Databank (IPD), reveals that the average length of commercial leases has dropped to 5.9 years in 2008/2009 from 6.2 years in 2007/2008.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.