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+ BPF response to 'Improving the Display Energy Certificates Regime for Public Buildings'

In our response to DECC's consultation on Display Energy Certificates (DECs), we oppose the proposal to completely withdraw the DEC regime, particularly as DECs are recognised under the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme. 

18 Mar 2015

+ 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 'Judicial Review: Proposals for Reform'

Our response to MOJ's consultation on reforming the Judicial Review process focuses on challenges to the grant of planning permission, and suggests how the system could be improved to avoid its abuse.

31 Jan 2013

+ BPF response to 'Land Registry: moving operations to the private sector'

Our response to this consultation argues that government should not rush into making ways to the Land Registry works, as security of property title is one of the big attractions for overseas investors in UK real estate, so any perceived threat to it could concern investors.

26 May 2016

+ BPF response to 'Local Government Resource Review: Proposals for Business Rates Retention and Tax Increment Finance'

Our response to DCLG's consultation stresses our strong support for allowing greater local retention of rates, but focuses on Tax Increment Finance (TIF) and how it could best be made an effective funding mechanism for local growth and development.

1 Jan 2012

+ BPF response to 'London Infrastructure Plan 2050'

Our response to the London Infrastructure Plan 2050 welcomes recognition of the need for a strategic, long-term approach to planning for the infrastructure, and also makes specific comments on housing, funding mechanisms, accommodating population growth, energy supply, healthcare, digital connect

31 Oct 2014

+ BPF response to 'Making Tax Digital'

Our response to this HMRC consultation on digitalising the tax compliance system welcomes the efforts to bring about efficiencies, but expresses concern about the ambitious implementation timeline.

7 Nov 2016

+ BPF response to 'National Infrastructure Assessment Call for Evidence'

Our response to this consultation on the development of the National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) highlights the need for a strategic spatial plan for growth and a long term vision for the National Infrastructure Commission.

10 Feb 2017

+ BPF response to 'National Needs Assessment'

Our response to this Institute for Civil Engineers assessment of the UK's national economic infrastructure highlights the importance of commercial real estate as infrastructure.

29 Feb 2016

+ BPF response to 'Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning: extending the regime to business and commercial projects'

Our response to DCLG's consultation is highly supportive of Government’s decision to extend the NSIP regime to new forms of business and commercial development, and suggests how the initiative could be made more effective.

31 Jan 2013
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