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+ BPF response to 'Sanctions to tackle tobacco duty evasion and other excise duty evasion'

Our response to this HMRC consultation argues that there is no need to add specific clauses in leases to prohibit tobacco duty evasion, since all illegal uses are already prohibited; and argues against related sanctions on landlords.

10 May 2017

+ BPF response to 'Fixing our broken housing market'

Our response to government's consultation on its Housing White Paper is supportive of proposals concerning build to rent, infrastructure, and housing groups with specific needs, but urges government to reconsider plans around the granting and implementation of planning permissions.

2 May 2017

+ BPF response to 'Planning and affordable housing for Build to Rent'

Our response to this consultation on the build to rent proposals in the Housing White Paper is very supportive of the majority of the proposals, such as including Affordable Private Rent in the NPPF and encouraging three year tenancies.

2 May 2017

+ BPF build to rent pledge to offer three year tenancies

Leading members of the build to rent sector have signed our pledge to offer customers three year tenancies in any of their new build to rent developments.

18 Apr 2017

+ BPF response to 'Building our Industrial Strategy: green paper'

Our response to government's Industrial Strategy green paper sets out the real estate view on proposals to reframe the relationship between business and government as well as to resteer governance and the economy toward the goal of a high-skilled, high-productivity economy.

17 Apr 2017

+ BPF response to 'Housing for older people inquiry'

Our response to this CLG Select Committee inquiry highlights the lack of adequate specialist housing for elderly people as well as planning policy which encourages the development of this asset class.

24 Mar 2017

+ A timeline for Brexit negotiations

A guide to how we can expect the timeline on Brexit negotiations to play out between the triggering of Article 50 and March 2019.

20 Mar 2017

+ Spring Budget 2017: BPF policy analysis

An analysis of the announcements pertinent to real estate in the Spring Budget 2017, including on business rates, devolution and infrastructure, sustainability, skills and productivity, and more.

8 Mar 2017

+ Solvency II - 2017 Update Report

This research update of the IPD Solvency ll Review, originally published in April 2011, was produced by MSCI Real Estate and supported by the BPF and other key organisations from the real estate and insurance industries in Europe.

7 Mar 2017

+ BPF response to 'Draft Affordable Housing and Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance'

Our response to the Mayor of London's consultation draft supplementary planning guidance (SPG), argues that proposals for new viability routes and near-end reviews could stymie the amount of affordable homes being developed. 

28 Feb 2017
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