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+ BPF Response: Business Rates Call for Evidence – response to tranche 1

We responded to the first tranche of questions within the Government’s Business Rates Review, which covered aspects of the rules such as the multipl

21 Sep 2020

+ SDLT – surcharge on non-residents buying residential property - legislation

We submitted comments in respect of the draft legislation which is introducing an SDLT surcharge on non-resident purchases buying residential property from April 2021.

17 Sep 2020

+ BPF Response: Hybrids and other mismatches

We responded to HMRC’s consultation on hybrids and other mismatches. We highlighted a number of areas where the rules could work better for fund structures – and in particular, noted that exempt investors should be able to invest collectively without incurring additional tax cost.

1 Sep 2020

+ BPF Response: Notification of Uncertain Tax Treatment

We responded to HMRC’s consultation which proposes to introduce a new disclosure requirement for uncertain tax treatments for large business from next April. We expressed concern at the broad scope of the rules – especially at a time when businesses are already having to adapt to new ways of working. As well as calling for a delay to the implementation, we recommended that the scope of the rules be reduced, and that the definition of what is reportable within the rules is unambiguous and clear.

1 Sep 2020

+ BPF Response: Construction Industry Scheme

We responded to HMRC’s consultation in relation to tackling abuse in the Construction Industry Scheme. While we are supportive of HMRC’s efforts to tackle abuse, we were concerned that some of the proposals could have a detrimental impact on the construction industry. We also took the opportunity to highlight some challenges that arise in the CIS rules as a result of landlord tenant fit out contributions, as well as set out our ambitions for a group reporting process to ease the CIS compliance burden for larger groups.

1 Sep 2020

+ BPF Response: Tax treatment of asset holding companies in alternative fund structures

We responded to HM Treasury’s consultation on the treatment of asset holding companies in alternative fund structures – part of the government’s ongoing work to explore how the UK could better support the alternative fund sector.

20 Aug 2020

+ BPF Response - Freeports Summary

The BPF responded to the Government’s Freeports Consultation. Our response emphasised the need to see Freeports in the context of a package of measures to help places around the UK level up.  

23 Jul 2020


Read a summary of the perspectives and feedback received through the BPF’s May and June 2020 Regional Property Forums, where the focus was the industry’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

14 Jul 2020

+ Plan for Jobs July 2020: BPF Analysis

The Chancellor today announced the government's second phase of its response to the Covid-19 crisis with a targeted Plan for Jobs. A full BPF briefing is available here.

7 Jul 2020

+ Building a Shared Recovery

The British Property Federation (BPF) launches today its Covid-19 recovery roadmap Building a Shared Recovery, to enable the real estate sector to deliver the private sector investment that will be essential to support the Government’s ambitious investment plans and its ‘levelling up’ agenda. 

30 Jun 2020
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