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+ BPF response to 'Review of Business Improvement Districts'

Our response to this DCLG review is supportive of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), but argues that take-up has varied across the country and recommends further steps that would ensure BIDs are transparent, accountable and effective.

19 Jun 2015

+ BPF response to 'Historic Environment (Wales) Bill'

Our response to this Welsh Assembly consultation is broadly supportive of many aspects of the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill, but makes a few recommendations around engagement with owners, resourcing, and guidance.

19 Jun 2015

+ BPF-BCSC response to business rates review

Our joint response with BCSC to the Government’s review of business rates addresses key issues such as changing use of property, the removal of empty property rates, more frequent revaluations and a fixed business rates multiplier.

12 Jun 2015

+ BPF response to 'Improving the compulsory purchase process'

Our response to this DCLG and Treasury consultation on the Compulsory Purchase regime welcomes their proposals, but makes some recommendations on how to ensure that rights of landowners are protected and acquiring authorities can progress their schemes.

10 Jun 2015

+ BPF Annual Review 2014/15

Read our 2014/15 Annual Review, highlighting our 14 biggest achievements for real estate over the past 12 months.

3 Jun 2015

+ EPF response to 'Capital Markets Union' questionnaire

Our response, as part of the EPF, to the European Commission's (EC) proposals to create a Capital Markets Union, urges the EC to recognise the importance of the real estate sector and its links to SMEs and infrastructure.

13 May 2015

+ BPF response to 'AIFMD valuation'

Our response to FCA's consultation on draft guidance covering the AIFMD valuation requirements focuses on the onerous requirements that the draft guidance would impose – particularly for smaller and PERE AIFMs.

6 May 2015

+ BPF response to 'Tax Devolution in Wales – Land Transaction Tax'

Our response to the Welsh Government's consultation on the introduction of a new Land Transactions Tax emphasises the importance of consistency, and of improving upon particularly difficult areas of SDLT, such as the anti-avoidance and leasing provisions.

6 May 2015

+ Better Renting For Britain

This campaign promotes the delivery of housing for long term rent offering a potential £30bn of new, private finance.

1 May 2015

+ BPF response to 'Reforming the Electronic Communications Code'

Our response to Government's proposals to update the Electronic Communications Code to reflect new technologies and clarify issues around terminating agreements.

30 Apr 2015
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