Better Rates for Better Business

Better Rates for Better Business

We have launched our comprehensive review of the UK's business rates regime, Better Rates for Better Business, ahead of next month's Autumn Statement.

In a wide-ranging blueprint for business rates in the UK, we make six key recommendations for fundamental reform to improve the regime, both for the upcoming Autumn Statement and the next Parliament.

Read the full report and take a look at the accompanying press release.
Reviewing the effectiveness of Government growth initiatives

Going for Growth report launched

The British Property Federation, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP), and the All Party Urban Development Group have launched a report, Going for Growth, appraising the effectiveness of various Government projects to stimulate growth, and calling on Government to further extend devolutionary powers to the UK's cities and regions.

The report was launched at the Palace of Westminster on 17 November, with Paul Uppal MP, James Fennell of NLP, Robert Evans of Argent, and John Betty of Stoke-on-Trent City Council speaking.

Read the full report and the appendix.

Melanie Leech joins the BPF as Chief Executive from the Food and Drink Federation.

Melanie Leech announced as new Chief Executive

The British Property Federation (BPF) has announced Melanie Leech, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), as its new Chief Executive.

Melanie, who joins the £404bn property industry after nine years at the helm of the trade body for the food manufacturing industry, will take up her new role in early 2015.

Prior to leading the FDF, Melanie held senior positions in Government, including Director of Communications at the Cabinet Office and Head of Broadcasting Policy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
BritPropBlog - the voice of real estate

BritPropBlog

We have launched a BritPropBlog to discuss all real estate related issues big and small.

We welcome members to share their comments on our blog or tweet your replies using the hashtag #BritPropBlog, and if you have your own story to share, please do get in touch.

You can also follow us on Twitter @Britprop or join the conversation on our LinkedIn group.
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