What we do

In this section you can take a look at some of our work, including publications, briefings, consultation responses, and ongoing Bills and consultations that we're engaging with.

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Spring Budget 2017 analysis

Our detailed policy analysis of Spring Budget 2017 covers business rates, devolution, infrastructure and more.

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Unlocking growth through partnership

This joint report with the LGA sets out how local authorities, real estate, and government can come together to deliver growth.

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BPF Brexit manifesto

This manifesto sets out how government can deliver a positive future for the UK outside the EU by working in partnership with the UK real estate sector.

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+ A timeline for Brexit negotiations

A guide to how we can expect the timeline on Brexit negotiations to play out between the triggering of Article 50 and March 2019.

20 Mar 2017

+ Spring Budget 2017: BPF policy analysis

An analysis of the announcements pertinent to real estate in the Spring Budget 2017, including on business rates, devolution and infrastructure, sustainability, skills and productivity, and more.

8 Mar 2017

+ Solvency II - 2017 Update Report

This research update of the IPD Solvency ll Review, originally published in April 2011, was produced by MSCI Real Estate and supported by the BPF and other key organisations from the real estate and insurance industries in Europe.

7 Mar 2017

+ BPF response to 'Draft Affordable Housing and Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance'

Our response to the Mayor of London's consultation draft supplementary planning guidance (SPG), argues that proposals for new viability routes and near-end reviews could stymie the amount of affordable homes being developed. 

28 Feb 2017

+ BPF comments on corporate interest restriction draft legislation

Our representation to HMRC on plans to restrict the tax deductibility of corporate interest expense (arising from the OECD BEPS workstream) considers the detail of the proposals and urges government to make the public benefit infrastructure exemption more suitable for real estate.

23 Feb 2017

+ BPF response to 'National Infrastructure Assessment Call for Evidence'

Our response to this consultation on the development of the National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) highlights the need for a strategic spatial plan for growth and a long term vision for the National Infrastructure Commission.

10 Feb 2017

+ Unlocking the Benefits and Potential of Build to Rent

This research, commissioned by the BPF from Savills, academically reviewed by LSE, and sponsored by Barclays, provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the build to rent sector’s progress and projected growth.

7 Feb 2017

+ BPF response to draft Finance Bill 2017 clauses on corporation tax loss relief

One of two responses to the draft Finance Bill 2017, our comments on proposals to reform corporation tax loss relief argue that loss relief is hugely complex and, in our view, unnecessary at this time.

1 Feb 2017

+ Our response to draft Finance Bill 2017 clauses on SSE

One of two responses to the draft Finance Bill 2017, our comments on the substantial shareholding exemption (SSE) are welcoming, although we are concerned that government could go further, and create a full participation exemption as exists in other European countries.

1 Feb 2017

+ Unlocking growth through partnership

This joint report from the BPF and the Local Government Association updates a 2012 publication on the theme of public/private sector collaboration, and sets out best practice for how local authorities, the real estate sector, and central Government can come together to deliver growth and successful developments. 

25 Jan 2017
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