A combination of valuable economic skills and high-level technical education is critical to meet the UK’s skills needs, yet despite growing student enrolments in fields like computer science and tech, new jobs in these high-growth sectors still outweigh the number of skilled workers to fill them.
There has been a considerable investment by farmers into poultry units over the last five years driven by good returns and an increasing demand for free range eggs. In this edition, we look into the approach needed to set up a poultry enterprise.
In 2017 the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) published its recommendations for achieving the economic potential of the Oxbridge Growth Corridor. We believe the economic outcomes delivered by the investment and strategic approach may be greater than anticipated.
The Oxbridge Growth Corridor is now a national priority. Linking the highly successful knowledge-based economies of Cambridge and Oxford is a government strategy (NIC 2017) to drive economic growth across this region by policy proposals focussing on transport (road and rail) and 1 million new homes by 2050.
Bidwells has released its Out-of-town Retail research paper. In the out-of-town market both rents and yields stabilised in the first half of 2018, driving improved total returns across most of the Bidwells region, due largely to good income returns.
Bidwells Summer 2018 'Our View on Industrial' research paper reports the industrial sector has been the strongest performing market in each of the past two years and the latest IPF UK Consensus Forecasts (May 2018) suggests that this period of dominance will continue through to 2019.
Bidwells Summer 2018 'Our View on Offices and Labs 2018' reveals take up across Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge has averaged 1.5m sq ft since 2012, with Cambridge and now Oxford benefitting from increased investment into the ‘knowledge based’ sectors of the economy.