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+ BPF response to 'Should the availability of UK credit data be improved'

We welcomed the Bank of England’s discussion paper on improving the availability of credit data, and our response focuses principally on their proposals regarding commercial real estate lending.

29 Aug 2014

+ BPF response to 'Review on the Riots (Damages) Act 1886'

Our response to Neil Kinghan's review of the Riots (Damages) Act 1886 welcomes the long-overdue appraisal of the Act. We emphasise the importance of protecting those who are unable to secure insurance for their properties, and of codifying the liability and duties of the police.

31 Jul 2014

+ BPF Annual Review 2013/14

In our first ever online Annual Review, we highlight 14 things we achieved for our members in 2013/14. It also features BPF President David Marks giving a video introduction.

8 Jul 2014

+ BPF response to 'The case for a better functioning securitisation market in the European Union'

Our response to this Bank of England/European Central Bank discussion paper covers the role of securitisation in commercial real estate and makes comments ‘qualifying securitisations’.

4 Jul 2014

+ Healthcare: The Role of Real Estate

This paper makes the case for greater private sector expertise and investment in healthcare infrastructure, and explains why it will be integral to adapt to the healthcare needs of the future. 

25 Jun 2014

+ Carbon Penalties & Incentives - A review of policy effectiveness for carbon reduction and energy efficiency in the commercial buildings sector

This report was commissioned from Deloitte by the Green Construction Board and the Property Industry Alliance, of which we are a member. It assesses Government policies designed to elicit a reduction in the emissions associated with energy use in commercial buildings.

18 Jun 2014

+ Appendix: Carbon Penalties & Incentives - A review of policy effectiveness for carbon reduction and energy efficiency in the commercial buildings sector

Appendix to the 2014 report, Carbon Penalties & Incentives.

18 Jun 2014

+ VAT: Application to student accommodation - Changes in 2014

This briefing paper summarises HMRC’s 2014 announcements on how VAT is charged on purpose built student accommodation, and considers some implications for private sector operators. It was compiled by Martin Scammell for the BPF Student Accommodation Committee.

16 Jun 2014

+ BPF response to 'How to improve access to rented housing for the under 35s'

Our response to the APPG on the Private Rented Sector argues that encouraging institutional investment into the Build to Rent sector is the best way to ensure young people have long-term access to housing.

9 Jun 2014

+ BPF-BCSC response to 'Administration of business rates in England'

Our joint response to Government's administrative review of business rates calls for more frequent revaluations (with a reduced antecedent period), the abolition of the RPI ‘escalator’, and the restitution of empty rates relief, and more broadly urges a bigger, fundamental review of business rate

6 Jun 2014
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