BPF response to Budget 2018
Our response to the 2018 Budget
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Our response to the 2018 Budget
According to the Cass Business School UK Commercial Real Estate Lending Report, new lending for H1 2018 finished 27 per cent ahead of volumes 12 months earlier. Our Director of Finance Policy, Ian Fletcher comments.
The British Property Federation (BPF) today launches a Technology and Innovation programme for the UK real estate sector – to support the sector in its digital transformation – following the Government’s challenge to all sectors of the economy to improve productivity and deliver growth.
The property sector urges the Government to approach Land Value Capture (LVC) reform with caution, as new recommendations published today by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee could have unintended consequences on investment into communities and new housing delivery across the UK.
The British Property Federation responds to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) published today, urging the Government to recognise that the UK’s planning system must not focus on housing alone.
The BPF welcomes the Brexit White Paper for the clarity offered on issues covered but there are gaps in the detail that are cause for concern.
The British Property Federation (BPF) today urges Government to support Bill Grimsey’s call for the creation of a Town Centre Commission. Strong local leadership – with vision, an actionable plan and the power to deliver positive impact – will be critical in shaping the future success of UK high streets.
Research published today by the British Property Federation (BPF) shows that there are now 124,037 build-to-rent homes complete, under construction and in planning across the UK.
Robert Noel, Chief Executive, Landsec today becomes the President of the British Property Federation (BPF). Managing Director, David Partridge joins the Presidential team as the new Junior Vice-President.
Following the recent upsurge in CVAs, the British Property Federation (BPF) calls on government to conduct an urgent review. We believe the process is now being mis-used, and this risks undermining the UK’s global reputation and deterring much-needed investment into our town and city centres.
The BPF publishes today research that shows three quarters (75 per cent) of MPs support build-to-rent and its contribution to UK housing supply.
While it is disappointing to lose Sajid Javid from housing, we welcome James Brokenshire and look forward to working with him to drive forward the government’s multi-tenure approach to new housing delivery and the policy changes to the National Planning Policy Framework.
According to the Cass UK Commercial Real Estate Lending Report, new lending in 2017 finishes on par with 2016 volumes. Despite the drop in lending activity by 24% year-on-year during the first half of 2017 with £17.6bn of new origination, the second half of 2017 was much busier adding another £26.8bn.
The BPF publishes first set of annual data on the build-to-rent sector’s growth. Build-to-rent sector now boasts 117,893 homes complete, under construction and in planning across the UK.
We announced the shortlist for our Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards 2018 today. The winners will be announced at the annual BPF President’s Lunch on 17 May 2018. The awards are now in their third year and celebrate the real estate industry’s exceptional, and diverse range of, future leaders.