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+ BPF briefing on Selective Licensing and the Build to Rent Sector

Our briefing on private rented sector selective licensing criticises the scheme as some Local Authorities implement it, and argues that a more effective approach to improve standards would involve landlord accreditation.

5 Nov 2014

+ BPF response to Armitt Review's 'Draft National Infrastructure Bill' and the 'Programme for Establishing a National Infrastructure Commission'

In our response to the Draft Bill and Programme following the Independent Armitt Review of Infrastructure, we support the inclusion of housing as national infrastructure as well as more freedom for local authorities to explore innovative funding mechanisms, and highlight the need for political co

31 Oct 2014

+ BPF response to 'London Infrastructure Plan 2050'

Our response to the London Infrastructure Plan 2050 welcomes recognition of the need for a strategic, long-term approach to planning for the infrastructure, and also makes specific comments on housing, funding mechanisms, accommodating population growth, energy supply, healthcare, digital connect

31 Oct 2014

+ BPF response to 'Delivering Sustainable Drainage Systems'

Our response to Defra and DCLG's consultation on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) addresses the issues from the perspective of developers and owners of non-domestic buildings, in order to ensure that their concerns are considered in the design of a SuDS policy.

24 Oct 2014

+ BPF response to 'Strengthening the tax avoidance disclosure regimes'

Our response to Government's consultation is supportive of the desire to better understand the nature of tax avoidance schemes as they arise, but notes the need to strike a balance between achieving these objectives and avoiding an overbearing compliance burden on good corporate citizens.

23 Oct 2014

+ Property Data Report 2014

The 2014 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 2013.

21 Oct 2014

+ BPF briefing on the Lyons Housing Review 2014

This briefing note on the Lyons Housing Review brings out the review's most relevant recommendations to our members and offers our comments. We welcome the recommendations as broadly very sensible, but note areas that would benefit from being explained in more detail.

17 Oct 2014

+ BPF response to 'Waiting days for Universal Credit claimants'

Our response to the Social Security Advisory Committee we criticise proposals to introduce a seven-day waiting period for Universal Credit, on the basis that it could leave some claimants extremely vulnerable.

14 Oct 2014

+ BPF response to 'Technical Consultation on Planning'

In our response to DCLG's extensive planning consultation, we comment on a range of policies including the extension of permitted development rights, Environmental Impact Assessment thresholds, and deemed discharge of planning conditions.

25 Sep 2014

+ Property Protocols

We support this website to help people in the property industry avoid and resolve real estate disputes. It's available free of charge to all who wish to use it.

24 Sep 2014
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