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Tag : Property investment investigation

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  • Asda, Ystalyfera

    Government moves to restrict out of area property investmentSubscription

    News17 November, 2017

    Proposed government guidelines on council borrowing will make it near impossible for authorities to borrow to invest in income generating property investments outside of their area, LGC has been told.

  • Leeds First Direct Arena

    Leeds: Experience as a landlord dates back to the 19th century Subscription

    Analysis2 November, 2017

    Leeds City Council has invested £65m in property specifically to generate an income since 2010 but, like many metropolitan authorities, its history as a landlord goes back to the 19th century.

  • Travelodge and Waitrose

    Runnymede: £160m property investment has avoided cutsSubscription

    Analysis2 November, 2017

    Runnymede BC claims that while it has made efficiencies since 2010, it has avoided making any cuts to services as a result of the £160m it has invested in income-generating property. In addition, the council has also invested in new discretionary services, including school buses and meals-on-wheels, and funded the contruction of a new leisure centre.

  • Market Walk, Chorley

    Internet shopping's rise piles the risk on retailSubscription

    Analysis2 November, 2017

    In 2016, councils spent almost £387m purchasing shopping centres, according to analysis by real estate advisors Savills. These transactions accounted for 13% of all UK shopping centre deals and 44% of all deals below £100m, suggesting councils are often investing in retail premises in smaller towns and cities.

  • Mansfield

    Mansfield: Only out of area investments will support services Subscription

    Analysis1 November, 2017

    Mansfield DC has invested £23.9m in income generating property since 2010, all of it outside of its boundaries.

  • Asda Ystalyfera

    Revealed: the councils investing in property outside of their area Subscription

    Analysis1 November, 2017

    More than a third of councils actively investing in revenue raising property since 2010 own land or buildings outside their area, LGC research has found.

  • Plymouth leader Ian Bowyer at the Langage Industrial Estate

    Plymouth: Investments are driven by drive to boost the local economySubscription

    Analysis1 November, 2017

    Plymouth City Council has invested £58m in property in order to generate an income since 2010 to create a total investment portfolio in the region of £250m.

  • Interactive property investment map

    Mapped: councils making revenue raising property investmentsSubscription

    Analysis1 November, 2017

    LGC has conducted extensive research into the growing trend for councils to invest in property to generate additional income to fund services. In total 265 of England’s 354 local authorities responded to a freedom of information request. Of these 94 said that since 2010 they had invested in property specifically to generate an income. Details of these councils’ investments are shown on the map. The key below provides further information.

  • Sunbury-on-Thames business park

    Revealed: the councils spending millions on investment property Subscription

    News26 October, 2017

    Exclusive LGC research provides the most comprehensive picture to date of the scale of austerity-driven property investments by local government