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+ BPF briefing on the Housing and Planning Bill 2015

Our brief on the Housing and Planning Bill covers the sections of the Bill of most interest to our members, and explains what exactly is being proposed.

13 Oct 2015

+ BPF briefing on the Infrastructure Bill

This briefing summarises some of the key aspects of the Infrastructure Bill following its introduction into the House of Lords. The Bill has since made its passage through Parliament with amendments and received Royal Assent on 12 February 2015.

6 Jun 2014

+ BPF briefing on the Localism Act 2011: Changes in the Localism landscape

This briefing on the Localism Act 2011 summarises the key planning aspects, and highlights the changes that took place throughout the Bill's progress through Parliament.

1 Jan 2012

+ 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 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

+ BPF Budget representations 2016

Our budget representations highlight the need for a period of calm in the tax system as well as the need to retain the UK’s competitive treatment of interest expenses, and includes further suggestions regarding the Substantial Shareholding Exemption (SSE) and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CI

3 Feb 2016

+ BPF build to rent pledge to offer three year tenancies

Leading members of the build to rent sector have signed our pledge to offer customers three year tenancies in any of their new build to rent developments.

18 Apr 2017

+ BPF call for evidence - London Plan

We are engaging with the GLA on the draft London Plan and seeking best practice examples of three themes: intensification of industrial land, quick occupation of commercial units in a mixed-use building, and new or redeveloped housing on high streets.

24 May 2017

+ BPF case study evidence to the MAC on International Students

We are delighted to provide evidence to the Migration Advisory Committee and abet their review into the social and economic impact of International Students in the UK.

20 Jun 2018

+ BPF comments on corporate interest restriction draft legislation

Our representation to HMRC on plans to restrict the tax deductibility of corporate interest expense (arising from the OECD BEPS workstream) considers the detail of the proposals and urges government to make the public benefit infrastructure exemption more suitable for real estate.

23 Feb 2017
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