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+ BPF response to 'OTS Review of Value Added Tax'

Our response to this Office of Tax Simplification consultation on VAT suggests a list of ideas that might simplify the VAT system, including: ensuring HMRC guidance is up to date, introducing a ruling system, or introducing a new optional reverse charge for sales of property assets.

5 Jul 2017

+ Long-term Value Methodologies and Real Estate Lending

We are members of the PIA and contributed to this report on long-term value methodologies and real estate lending. This is an initial analysis and reconciliation of the characteristics of three alternative long-term value methodologies; adjusted market value, investment value and mortgage lending value, compared to market value.

30 Jun 2017

+ BPF response to 'VAT fraud in labour provision in construction sector'

Our response to this HMRC consultation on VAT fraud in labour provision in construction sector warns of the risk of an increased administrative burden for real estate, and suggests fraud would be better addressed by boosting HMRC's internal anti-fraud capabilities.

9 Jun 2017

+ BPF response to 'Non-resident companies chargeable to income tax and non-resident CGT'

Our response to HMRC’s consultation on non-resident companies chargeable to income tax and non-resident CGT says that we appreciate the intention behind the proposals, but we would very much welcome a period of stability in real estate tax. 

9 Jun 2017

+ BPF response to 'Banning letting agent fees paid by tenants'

Our response to this DCLG consultation on proposals to ban letting agent fees paid by tenants is supportive of the plan, but sets out limited occasions when fees are appropriate

2 Jun 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 response to 'Enabling Development and Historic Assets'

Our response to his Historic England consultation emphasised that there are cases where enabling development has brought benefits to the asset and its surrounding community, and suggested a phased approach to reaching a complete solution for the asset.

24 May 2017

+ Buildings, Brexit, and the Business Energy Tax Reform

These are the slides from Patrick Brown's presentation at Edie Live, the sustainability conference, on the state of the energy and carbon policy landscape.

23 May 2017

+ BPF response to 'Property ownership and public contracting by overseas companies and legal entities: beneficial ownership register'

Our response to this BEIS consultation is supportive of efforts to increase transparency by introducing a register of overseas owners of property in the UK, but urges government to ensure that it is proportionate and does not penalise existing owners of UK real estate.

18 May 2017

+ Heritage Works: A toolkit of best practice in heritage regeneration

This updated edition of our toolkit for heritage regeneration has been produced in partnership with Historic England and RICS.

16 May 2017
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