News & Views

You'll find a whole host of useful articles, features and interviews on our NIG News page. We aim to offer useful business updates, topical thought leadership and much more. We hope you find the content offers real value.

2018 Economic News

5 challenges facing commercial property investors

As the uncertainty over Brexit continues and the retail sector wrestles with ongoing changes in the way people shop, this year is proving to be a challenging time for the real estate market.


The Changing Motor Trade Market

With ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV), electric and driverless vehicles set to take over the UK in the next decade, we’re preparing for the future.


How is transport helping to revolutionise Birmingham’s economy?

Birmingham is blessed with a fantastic transport infrastructure, which is set for a major overhaul in the next few decades. We look at the future of transport in the West Midlands to see what’s next for Birmingham.


How did England’s World Cup run affect the UK economy?

England’s first journey to the World Cup semi-final in 28 years helped lift the UK economy from an early-2018 slump – and the big winners were pubs, restaurants and retailers.


A spotlight on the north-east

The north-east economy faces more challenges than most regions. We take a closer look at the 3 main challenges and the work being done to overcome these hurdles.


Focus on motor trade in the South East

As the most populous and one of the largest regions in the UK, with close proximity to the capital, the south-east has long enjoyed a strong economy. It boasts the largest economy in the UK outside of London. Figures from the TUC highlight that by 2022 London and the south-east could account for 40% of national output.


Spotlight on Glasgow’s property market

Scotland’s largest city has been enjoying a period of regeneration. What opportunities does it present for landlords and businesses?


What does the Spring Statement mean for businesses?

We take a closer look at what the Chancellor’s Spring Statement means for UK's key sectors.


What opportunities is the Manchester economic boom creating for businesses?

Why is Manchester proving such a magnet for businesses and what opportunities await SMEs? We take a closer look. With the Northern Powerhouse attracting much attention in recent months, all eyes have been on Manchester - arguably one of the biggest success stories in the north....