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+ BPF response to 'Enforcement Reforms – 1 year post implementation review'

Our response to this MoJ review of the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) scheme highlights a few ongoing problems with the new regime, including the pure-rent policy and the requirement for seven days' notice of enforcement, and makes recommendations to improve CRAR.

31 Jul 2015

+ Making The Grade: Purpose-built student accommodation

Our manifesto for purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) highlights the vital contribution that the PBSA makes towards the higher education, housing, and the economy. It further explains how Government can work with the sector to ensure it continues making this contribution.

17 Jul 2015

+ Summer Budget 2015: BPF Analysis

Our summary of the Summer Budget 2015, featuring analysis of announcements on devolution, finance, tax, residential, sustainability, and more.

8 Jul 2015

+ British Property Federation response to 'Insolvency statistics: methodology'

Our response to this Insolvency Service (IS) consultation on the methodology for compiling insolvency statistics recommends that the IS adopt a new methodology that provides a compromise between accuracy and timeliness.

30 Jun 2015

+ 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
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