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The EU-UK deal – what does it mean for manufacturers?

The EU-UK deal – what does it mean for manufacturers?

The UK and EU have announced that they have provisionally agreed a Trade & Cooperation Agreement that will determine the framework for a new UK-EU relationship. Whilst the trade deal negotiated by the government falls short on the trade benefits we previously...

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Biotech cleaning product succeeds with R&D Tax Credits

Biotech cleaning product succeeds with R&D Tax Credits

Juggling multiple Research and Development projects can significantly stretch any company’s resources, putting cashflow under significant pressure. This was the situation faced by a leading biotech company when it sought to innovate its cleaning product range.Access...

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Is the property industry really following the science?

Is the property industry really following the science?

‘We are following the science’ has become one of the best used phrases in the media over recent months. We acknowledge that scientists are then quick to point out that the use of such a phrase only demonstrates a person’s lack of understanding of the fundamental...

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Letting premises to start ups: what landlords need to know

Letting premises to start ups: what landlords need to know

Start-up companies and entrepreneurs form a significant part of the UK economy.  The October 2018 Budget announced a three-year extension of the British Business Bank’s Start-Up Loans programme to make it easier for this sector to harness funding.  Research...

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4 reasons the office is not dead

4 reasons the office is not dead

The future of the office is the topic of the time and a spectrum of opinion exists. Some wish to return to the way things were pre-covid, while others claim the office is dead. Several established brands have communicated to their staff that they can continue working...

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Is Sci/Tech the future?

Is Sci/Tech the future?

Over the last six months whilst landlords of retail units and shopping centres have been looking to support a struggling sector, landlords in the science and technology sector have seen an increase in demand for space and accelerated growth. Previously seen as a niche...

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Access to Green Space and Workplace Wellbeing

Access to Green Space and Workplace Wellbeing

With rising COVID infection rates in the UK and set against a background of geo-global political turmoil, it is little wonder that a number of us are feeling nervous as we look towards winter whilst we continue to adjust to the ever-shifting parameters of living and...

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Propcos, corporate occupiers, pension funds…have your say

Propcos, corporate occupiers, pension funds…have your say

Business rates are the bane of most corporate occupiers but bring in £30bn for the Government each year. After years of assurances, the Government has launched what it calls a “fundamental” review of the business rates system. There is a call for evidence and it is...

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The Next 100 Days – Seizing the opportunity in a new normal

The Next 100 Days – Seizing the opportunity in a new normal

This is the final blog in the series looking at how companies can align their commercial goals with an effective approach to Intellectual Property (IP), using Potter Clarkson’s Next 100 Days guide. We developed this guide to help companies prioritise their IP...

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The Next 100 Days: Mitigating Risk

The Next 100 Days: Mitigating Risk

This is the next blog in the series looking at how companies can align their commercial goals with an effective approach to Intellectual Property (IP), using Potter Clarkson’s “Next 100 Days” guide. During times of crisis, it is more important than ever to mitigate...

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Lessons Learnt From A Zero Carbon Laboratory

Lessons Learnt From A Zero Carbon Laboratory

Four years after completion in 2016 we have been taking the opportunity to review how well the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Sustainable Chemistry is working.  The building provides all of the functions required for the operation of the Universities...

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