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+ BPF response to 'VAT fraud in labour provision in construction sector'

Our response to this HMRC consultation on VAT fraud in labour provision in construction sector warns of the risk of an increased administrative burden for real estate, and suggests fraud would be better addressed by boosting HMRC's internal anti-fraud capabilities.

9 Jun 2017

+ BPF response to 'Non-resident companies chargeable to income tax and non-resident CGT'

Our response to HMRC’s consultation on non-resident companies chargeable to income tax and non-resident CGT says that we appreciate the intention behind the proposals, but we would very much welcome a period of stability in real estate tax. 

9 Jun 2017

+ BPF response to 'Banning letting agent fees paid by tenants'

Our response to this DCLG consultation on proposals to ban letting agent fees paid by tenants is supportive of the plan, but sets out limited occasions when fees are appropriate

2 Jun 2017

+ BPF call for evidence - London Plan

We are engaging with the GLA on the draft London Plan and seeking best practice examples of three themes: intensification of industrial land, quick occupation of commercial units in a mixed-use building, and new or redeveloped housing on high streets.

24 May 2017

+ BPF response to 'Enabling Development and Historic Assets'

Our response to his Historic England consultation emphasised that there are cases where enabling development has brought benefits to the asset and its surrounding community, and suggested a phased approach to reaching a complete solution for the asset.

24 May 2017

+ Buildings, Brexit, and the Business Energy Tax Reform

These are the slides from Patrick Brown's presentation at Edie Live, the sustainability conference, on the state of the energy and carbon policy landscape.

23 May 2017

+ BPF response to 'Property ownership and public contracting by overseas companies and legal entities: beneficial ownership register'

Our response to this BEIS consultation is supportive of efforts to increase transparency by introducing a register of overseas owners of property in the UK, but urges government to ensure that it is proportionate and does not penalise existing owners of UK real estate.

18 May 2017

+ Heritage Works: A toolkit of best practice in heritage regeneration

This updated edition of our toolkit for heritage regeneration has been produced in partnership with Historic England and RICS.

16 May 2017

+ BPF response to 'Sanctions to tackle tobacco duty evasion and other excise duty evasion'

Our response to this HMRC consultation argues that there is no need to add specific clauses in leases to prohibit tobacco duty evasion, since all illegal uses are already prohibited; and argues against related sanctions on landlords.

10 May 2017

+ BPF response to 'Fixing our broken housing market'

Our response to government's consultation on its Housing White Paper is supportive of proposals concerning build to rent, infrastructure, and housing groups with specific needs, but urges government to reconsider plans around the granting and implementation of planning permissions.

2 May 2017
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