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+ BPF response to HCLG Land Value Capture Inquiry

Property taxes generally need reform to reflect a changing world and to make them more efficient, but evolution, rather than revolution, is in our view more likely to be politically and publicly acceptable.

17 Apr 2018

+ Spring Statement 2018 - BPF Analysis

Today’s Spring Statement had been trailed as only an update on the UK’s finances, rather than a major fiscal event, and it proved just that.

13 Mar 2018

+ NPPF briefing paper

MHCLG has now published its long awaited draft revision of the NPPF.

6 Mar 2018

+ BPF response to the draft London Plan

We welcome the plan’s aim to reduce inequality and plan for growth in a way that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.

2 Mar 2018

+ BPF response to Lease accounting changes

Our response is particularly concerned that the interaction of the leases accounting changes with the recent tax changes to restrict tax relief on interest costs, could result in added complexity and denial of tax relief for property-intensive occupiers like retail and leisure.

28 Feb 2018

+ BPF response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into the 25 Year Environment Plan

We welcome the government’s long-term commitment to protecting and enhancing the UK’s variety of natural landscapes and habitats through the production and publication of the 25 Year Environment Plan.

28 Feb 2018

+ BPF response to Corporate Interest Restriction: Tax response to accounting changes for leases

We think that the accounting changes for leases and corporate interest restriction tax changes could be damaging for property intensive industries who will be more likely to suffer a tax restriction on what is in reality, a rental expense.

28 Feb 2018

+ BPF response to Improving the use of planning conditions

Our response to MHCLG's consultation states that we welcome the implementation of best practice in the use of planning conditions but sets out a list of risks and challenges that the draft regulation entails. 

26 Feb 2018

+ BPF response to Taxing gains made by non-residents on UK immovable property

Our response focussed on the importance of tax exempt investors being able to achieve their exemptions whether the choose to invest directly in property or collectively with other investors.

16 Feb 2018

+ BPF response to MCIL2 Draft Charging Schedule

We are pleased to see the Mayor championing further infrastructure development in London, including Crossrail 2, which will play an essential role in adding much-needed capacity to London’s transport network and unlocking sites for new housing and economic development.

5 Feb 2018
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