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+ BPF response to 'Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market'

Our response to this DCLG consultation on tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market is supportive of the plan, and sets out our preferred approach to the issues highlighted in the consultation. 

19 Sep 2017

+ BPF response to MCIL2 Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule

Our response to the Mayor's consultation on MCIL2 Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule is supportive of the scheme. We believe the project is vital for us to unlock capacity for new, good-quality homes and commercial space that is urgently needed across London and the South East.

8 Aug 2017

+ BPF Annual Review 2016-17

The BPF Annual Review 2016-17 highlights our work and achievements over the past year to help the real estate industry deliver economic growth, essential infrastructure and great places across the UK.

11 Jul 2017

+ 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
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