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+ UK Lease Events Review - November 2014

This review of UK lease activity was prepared by IPD in association with ourselves and Strutt & Parker. It identifies changes and trends of lease agreements in the UK commercial property market, including lease lengths, review cycles, break clauses, rent-free periods and income profiles.

13 Nov 2014

+ Going for Growth - Reviewing the effectiveness of Government growth initiatives

Government has sought to stimulate greater economic growth through a number of initiatives, ranging from Enterprise Zones to City Deals. This report appraises how well such schemes are working and the extent to which they might need to be modified, further developed, or even replaced.

17 Nov 2014

+ Appendix: Going for Growth - Reviewing the effectiveness of Government growth initiatives

Appendix to our 2014 report, Going for Growth.

17 Nov 2014

+ Better Rates for Better Business

In this wide-ranging review of business rates we urge politicians to commit to a package of fundamental reforms in the next Parliament. We make six key recommendations for reform that would make the tax fairer and more responsive, and generate significant administrative savings.

18 Nov 2014

+ BPF briefing on the Tenancies (Reform) Bill 2014

Our briefing on the Tenancies (Reform) Bill 2014 sets out our concerns with proposals to introduce 'retaliatory evictions', and suggest amendments that could prevent unintended consequences.

25 Nov 2014

+ BPF response to Camden Council on additional HMO licensing

Our response to Camden Council's proposals to apply additional HMO licensing in both the mainstream private rented sector and purpose-built student accommodation market. We strongly oppose the proposals on the basis they would add unnecessary cost and bureaucracy to good landlords.

27 Nov 2014

+ BPF response to 'Tall Buildings: Advice on plan-making, submitting, assessing and deciding planning proposals'

Our response to English Heritage and Design Council's updated guidance on tall buildings is supportive of the update and its incorporation of the principle of sustainable development, but note some areas where improvements could be made.

28 Nov 2014

+ Autumn Statement 2014 - BPF analysis

Our analysis of the Autumn Statement 2014, which included announcements on tax and finance, housing, planning, infrastructure, sustainability, and more.

5 Dec 2014

+ BPF response to the GLA on 'Affordable student accommodation'

In 2014 the GLA proposed that purpose-built student accommodation providers be required to provide 'affordable student housing' in new developments. Our response covers where pitfalls may lie in the policy, and how it could be better engineered.

12 Dec 2014

+ BPF response to 'Private Rented Sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations (Domestic) (England and Wales)'

Our response to Government's consultation setting out their proposals relating to the implementation of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in domestic properties.

22 Dec 2014
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