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+ BPF response to 'Tall Buildings: Advice on plan-making, submitting, assessing and deciding planning proposals'

Our response to English Heritage and Design Council's updated guidance on tall buildings is supportive of the update and its incorporation of the principle of sustainable development, but note some areas where improvements could be made.

28 Nov 2014

+ BPF response to Camden Council on additional HMO licensing

Our response to Camden Council's proposals to apply additional HMO licensing in both the mainstream private rented sector and purpose-built student accommodation market. We strongly oppose the proposals on the basis they would add unnecessary cost and bureaucracy to good landlords.

27 Nov 2014

+ BPF briefing on the Tenancies (Reform) Bill 2014

Our briefing on the Tenancies (Reform) Bill 2014 sets out our concerns with proposals to introduce 'retaliatory evictions', and suggest amendments that could prevent unintended consequences.

25 Nov 2014

+ Better Rates for Better Business

In this wide-ranging review of business rates we urge politicians to commit to a package of fundamental reforms in the next Parliament. We make six key recommendations for reform that would make the tax fairer and more responsive, and generate significant administrative savings.

18 Nov 2014

+ Appendix: Going for Growth - Reviewing the effectiveness of Government growth initiatives

Appendix to our 2014 report, Going for Growth.

17 Nov 2014

+ Going for Growth - Reviewing the effectiveness of Government growth initiatives

Government has sought to stimulate greater economic growth through a number of initiatives, ranging from Enterprise Zones to City Deals. This report appraises how well such schemes are working and the extent to which they might need to be modified, further developed, or even replaced.

17 Nov 2014

+ UK Lease Events Review - November 2014

This review of UK lease activity was prepared by IPD in association with ourselves and Strutt & Parker. It identifies changes and trends of lease agreements in the UK commercial property market, including lease lengths, review cycles, break clauses, rent-free periods and income profiles.

13 Nov 2014

+ 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
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