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+ BPF response to 'UK Retail Sector'

Our response to the BIS Select Committee's inquiry on the UK retail sector sets out our views on BIDs, the Portas Review, the impact of online retail, skills, regulations and costs, and empty rates.

15 Apr 2013

+ BPF response to 'Consultation on Community Infrastructure Levy further reforms'

Our response DCLG's consultation welcomes proposals to further reform CIL, but raise concern that the levy is, in some areas, frustrating growth and development, and suggest how certain changes could best resolve some of the most critical issues.

24 May 2013

+ BPF response to 'Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation'

In our response to Government proposals to prosecute landlords who let to illegal immigrants, we argue that the proposals are wholly disproportionate and could easily prove ineffective in efforts to identify illegal immigrants.

21 Aug 2013

+ BPF response to 'Property Owners & Business Improvement Districts'

Our response to DCLG's consultation sets out our suggestions on what a framework for property owner business improvement districts (BIDs) should look like.

17 Sep 2013

+ Property Data Report 2013

The 2013 Property Data Report was produced by the Property Industry Alliance (PIA), of which we are a member. It sets out some key facts about commercial property in the UK in 2012.

7 Oct 2013

+ BPF response to 'Changes to insolvency law to reduce unnecessary regulation and simplify procedures'

Our response to the Insolvency Service's Red Tape Challenge consultation covers a range of issues, including removal of creditors meetings, communication and creditor engagement, administration extensions, fraudulent and wrongful trading, and dividends.

10 Oct 2013

+ BPF response to 'Greater flexibilities for change of use'

Our response to DCLG's consultation sets out our views on proposals, which we welcome, to provide greater flexibilities to allow change of use from retail to residential properties.

15 Oct 2013

+ BPF response to 'Biodiversity Offsetting in England'

Our response to Government proposals to introduce a biodiversity offsetting addresses the issue from the perspective of developers and owners of non-domestic buildings, in order to ensure that their concerns are embedded in the design of a biodiversity offsetting policy.

7 Nov 2013

+ Autumn Statement 2013 - BPF analysis

Our analysis of the announcements made in the Autumn Statement 2013, including those on taxation, energy efficiency, planning, infrastructure, and housing benefit.

5 Dec 2013

+ BPF response to ‘Securing the future availability and affordability of home insurance in areas of flood risk’

Our response to DEFRA's consultation addresses their proposals for a new affordable flood insurance scheme ‘Flood Re’, welcoming the intention but expressing concern about the exclusion of many property types.

13 Dec 2013
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