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+ 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

+ BPF response to 'VAT treatment of services connected with immovable property'

Our response to the European Commission's consultation highlights the issues in determining the VAT treatment of supplies connected with immovable property, and sets out the main areas that would benefit from the additional certainty.

23 May 2014

+ BPF response to 'The Future of the Energy Company Obligation'

Our response to DECC's consultation considering the future of ECO strongly opposes any reduction in the ambition of the Energy Company Obligation or the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation, arguing that it would put more people at risk of fuel poverty.

16 Apr 2014

+ BPF response to 'Strengthening the regulatory regime and fee structure for insolvency practitioners’

Our response to the Insolvency Service's review first addresses their proposals around strengthening the regulatory framework of the insolvency practitioner industry, and separately comments on the fees system generally.

28 Mar 2014

+ BPF response to 'A review of conditions in the private rented sector'

This consultation response covers our views on the Tenant's Charter, raising tenant awareness, Section 21 notices, mandatory smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, landlord licensing, and the HHSRS.

28 Mar 2014

+ Budget 2014 - BPF analysis

Our analysis of Budget 2014, which included announcements on tax, planning, sustainability, housing benefit, and more.

19 Mar 2014

+ Who buys new homes in London and why?

This research, commissioned from Molior London, revealed that overseas buyers accounted for 15% of new homes purchases in London in 2013. It also looked into how many new London homes were marketed and sold to overseas buyers, and whereabouts in the capital these homes were.

24 Feb 2014

+ BPF response to 'The Green Deal: Watching Brief II'

Our response to the Energy and Climate Change Committee's consultation assesses the Green Deal's success thus far and calls for an extension of the Green Deal Cashback scheme.

14 Feb 2014

+ 10 commitments for effective pre-application engagement

This report sets out the positive spirit and arrangements that should be embodied pre-application engagement to the benefit of all involved. We produced it in partnership with the Local Government Association and the input of several other industry partners.

22 Jan 2014

+ Planning positively through partnership

This report brings together case studies that highlight examples of effective public/private sector partnership working – from small residential sites to large inner-city regeneration schemes – and sets out six rules to help get partnerships right.

22 Jan 2014
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