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+ BPF Launches Micro-Living Definitions Research - Report

The BPF in collaboration with JLL has undertaken research in aid of defining housing models that fall within the category that we are now terming ‘Micro Living’ Click to view our full report.

8 May 2018

+ BPF response to RICS Lease Code Consultation

We support the principle of giving the Code regulatory status within RICS and generally support the mandatory requirements but had some concerns about how this will operate in practice, as it would only be applicable to RICS members and not the wider industry, many of whom are not RICS members. 

18 Apr 2018

+ BPF response to RICS Commercial Service Charge Code

We are generally pleased with the Code’s progression, however proposed further amendments to ensure the Code is right for the Industry.

18 Apr 2018

+ 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 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 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
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