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+ 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

+ BPF response to 'Residential Property Management Services: An update paper on the market study'

In our response to the Competition and Markets Authority's consultation, we support statutory regulation to mandate minimum standards in the residential property management sector, though argue that statutory power to forcibly regulate the market will be needed to ensure efficacy.

19 Sep 2014

+ BPF response to 'The Flood Reinsurance Scheme - Regulations'

Our response to DEFRA's regulations for Flood Re raises particular concern about the exclusion of private rented sector and leasehold properties. We urge Government to monitor excluded properties closely and introduce a mechanism by which new properties may be included in Flood Re.

16 Sep 2014

+ BPF response to 'ATED: Reducing the Administrative Burden for Business'

Our response to Government's proposals to reduce ATED's administrative burden on business is very supportive of the objective, and suggests how they could go further to more significantly reduce the compliance burden imposed on real estate investors and developers.

16 Sep 2014
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