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+ 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 '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 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 'Private Rented Sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations (Non-Domestic) (England and Wales)'

Our response to Government's consultation setting out their proposals relating to the implementation of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in non-domestic properties.

2 Sep 2014

+ BPF response to 'Removing the Transparency Directive’s requirement to publish interim management statements'

On our response to this Financial Conduct Authority consultation, we generally welcome proposals to reduce the administrative burden on businesses, but outline a few considerations.

4 Sep 2014

+ BPF response to 'Inquiry into Community Rights'

Our response to the CLG Committee's inquiry into Community Rights is welcoming of the move to further community involvement in shaping local development, but notes the need for further clarity and small technical changes that would ensure the process is effective and efficient.

4 Sep 2014

+ BPF response to 'Operation of the National Planning Policy Framework'

In our response to the CLG Committee's inquiry into the NPPF, we support the framework as a positive planning tool that is rightly pro-growth, but suggest that the creation of a wider evaluation mechanism would be beneficial.

5 Sep 2014

+ BPF response to 'The Flood Reinsurance Scheme - Regulations'

Our response to DEFRA's regulations for Flood Re raises particular concern about the exclusion of private rented sector and leasehold properties. We urge Government to monitor excluded properties closely and introduce a mechanism by which new properties may be included in Flood Re.

16 Sep 2014

+ BPF response to 'ATED: Reducing the Administrative Burden for Business'

Our response to Government's proposals to reduce ATED's administrative burden on business is very supportive of the objective, and suggests how they could go further to more significantly reduce the compliance burden imposed on real estate investors and developers.

16 Sep 2014

+ BPF response to 'Residential Property Management Services: An update paper on the market study'

In our response to the Competition and Markets Authority's consultation, we support statutory regulation to mandate minimum standards in the residential property management sector, though argue that statutory power to forcibly regulate the market will be needed to ensure efficacy.

19 Sep 2014
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