With almost 5 million self-employed people in the UK, there is a higher than ever demand for affordable private and coworking office space.

In order to help organisations budget for an office, online broker Free Office Finder has launched the first interactive price comparison tool for private and coworking serviced office space www.freeofficefinder.com/pricing-tool.

The tool demonstrates the stark difference in pricing between office space in locations around the country. As an example. The average monthly desk rate in a serviced office in Central London is £682, against an average of just £275 in Manchester. Making Manchester 60% cheaper.

Mayfair is unsurprisingly the most expensive area in London with the average price of a desk in a private office at £1090 per month, over seven times more expensive than in Newcastle where an average desk rate is £150 per month.

Coworking spaces are always more affordable & London itself offers some interesting statistics, with the average cost of a coworking space in Westminster at just £175 per month per desk, whereas across the Thames in Southwark, it’s a whopping £435 per month.

In addition to a chart that lets you sort areas by price, the tool features a map that provides a bird’s eye view on office pricing in nearby areas. You can filter preferred areas and specify desk numbers to get an approximate price.

One of the biggest challenges faced by organisations in an office search, is understanding the market price for an office. This new tool eliminates that problem, allowing you to understand the average price for different sized offices in your chosen locations within seconds.

It’s a great tool & will help new start-ups identify affordable office space. Whilst helping established organisations find the best located & priced office space to match their expansion plans.

When starting a new business or opening offices in different locations, rent is just one consideration. Unless your managed office space provides printing, scanning & telephone equipment, you’ll need to add these to your budget list too.

To help in these instances, we’ve developed a range of small office printing & telephony technology solutions, which require little or no upfront investment & include the technology, replacement cartridges & call minutes, with a full support & maintenance package in a low fixed monthly fee.

It’s just like paying rent for your managed office space, which usually includes water, heat & light too. But with 1 difference, we’ll provide a fixed price guarantee & also guarantee there are no hidden or extra charges. Providing you with certainty & total peace of mind.