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+ BPF response to 'Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape'

In our joint response with BCSC to Treasury's consultation on business energy tax reform, we are supportive of efforts to simplify reporting and transition to a single energy tax, but note that industry reporting may be more likely to be influenced by industry standards than legislation.

9 Nov 2015

+ BPF response to Guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS Directive and AIFMD consultation

Our response to this ESMA consultation supports ESMA’s interpretation of how the proportionality principle should apply to remuneration policies under UCITS and AIFMD, but expresses serious concern with the alternative interpretation favoured by the EBA.

23 Oct 2015

+ Regional Magnetism: How to attract investment into city regions

These six recommendations are designed to help local authorities unlock the economic potential of cities outside London and rebalance the economy.

22 Oct 2015

+ Property Data Report 2015

The 2015 Property Data Report was produced by the Property Industry Alliance (PIA), of which we are a member. It sets out some key facts about commercial property in the UK in 2014.

21 Oct 2015

+ BPF response to Improving large business tax compliance

Our response to this HMRC consultation is supportive the intent to encourage open dialog between HMRC and businesses, but argues that it is not necessary for proposals in this area to be prescriptive, and suggests that it would be inappropriate to require all companies to publish their effective

21 Oct 2015

+ Build to Rent: Welcome to the UK's newest housing sector

Our manifesto for Build to Rent highlights how this vital sector delivers housing supply, improves renting for tenants, and support local and central government. The manifesto also sets out how Government can support this growing sector and unlock its huge investment potential.

19 Oct 2015

+ Annual Planning Survey 2015

The fifth Annual Planning Survey was developed in partnership with GL Hearn, reviews key statistics on major planning applications in Greater London, Greater Manchester and Bristol and surrounding area during 2014-15, and compares the results with previous years.

15 Oct 2015

+ BPF briefing on the Housing and Planning Bill 2015

Our brief on the Housing and Planning Bill covers the sections of the Bill of most interest to our members, and explains what exactly is being proposed.

13 Oct 2015

+ BPF response to Replacing Wear and Tear Allowance with Tax Relief for Replacing Furnishings in Let Residential Dwelling-Houses

Our response to this HMRC consultation on the replacement of the wear and tear allowance is supportive of the intention to introduce greater fairness and simplicity into the tax system, but argues that the Government extend the capital allowances regime to investors in residential property.

9 Oct 2015

+ Buyers Leasehold Information Summary - LPE2

We supported the creation of the Buyers Leasehold Information Summary (LPE2), in addition to the existing LPE1, to provide further information to incoming lessees to give them a better understan

30 Sep 2015
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