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07 May 2020, London: The British Property Federation (BPF) publishes today a Licence to Occupy – a standard template that can be used by the NHS, associated organisations and any commercial property owner to coordinate and agree rent-free occupation of commercial properties.
Hayley Boyd, Office and HR Manager, discusses the increased need for mental health awareness and what the BPF team are doing to keep happy and well during these challenging times.
‘BPF Futures member Andrew Everett (Taylor Wimpey) writes about access to certain jobs in the property industry and asks whether we need to look beyond academic achievements more regularly.
Our Head of Insights and EU engagement, Patrick Brown updates on the prospects and rationale for a hiatus on negotiations on the future relationship between the UK and EU while Covid-19 consumes Government and EU attentions.
Research published today by the British Property Federation (BPF) shows that there are now 157,512 build-to-rent homes – new, high-quality and professionally-managed homes built for renters – complete, under construction or in planning across the UK. This is a 12 per cent jump against the same period last year.
Our Assistant Director (housing) James Simondson blogs this week about Labour’s new shadow cabinet line-up and what it means for the policy debate surrounding societal and economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our senior policy officer Sam Bensted blogs this week on the role of the planning system in supporting the UK’s recovery and the measures required today from MHCLG to enable it to maximise its contribution in the short and longer-term.
Guest blogger Antony Slumbers discusses real estate BC & real estate AC – before & after Covid-19 – and the virus’ impact on the way we work and what this means for the future of workplaces.
This week, published in EG, our Chief Executive Melanie Leech discusses the property industry’s response to COVID-19.
In a rapidly evolving political and policy environment, we are continuing to work with our members to understand your issues, represent your concerns to Government and in the media and do what we can to support you.
The British Property Federation today publishes a statement, on behalf of the commercial property industry, to urge any business in financial distress ahead of the first rent quarter day of 2020 to speak to their landlord as soon as possible.
Ion Fletcher, our Director of Finance Policy, blogs this week on the Chancellor’s new SDLT surcharge for foreign buyers and warns of the detrimental impact it could have on the residential market if not carefully implemented.
Following the Chancellor's speech, our Director of Policy (Real Estate), Ian Fletcher, blogs about this year's Budget.
Read our full response to today's budget here.