Industry reacts to the General Election

netmagmedia looks at the comments throughout the industry in regards to the electoral vote. Rob Oliver, Chief Executive (Construction Equipment Association) – comments as the Election comes to a close: “I think the prospect of some continuity in Government policies... View Article

Budget 2015 response and comments part two

James Thompson, head of business rates at Deloitte Real Estate, comments on the announcement of 100% retention of the growth in Business Rates for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. “The 10 authorities making up the Greater Manchester Combined Authority have... View Article

BPF responds to the budget

Budget 2015: developers laud business rates retention as vital to solve infrastructure funding challenge and boost regeneration. Proposals that could see City regions retain 100% of their additional business rates revenue will prove vital in overcoming the UK’s infrastructure funding... View Article

Budget 2015 responses and comments

Experts across the industries leading companies have all had their say on the Government’s budget announcements for 2015. Michael O’Connor, partner, national head of infrastructure, projects and energy at Addleshaw Goddard, said: “Connectivity between cities will be key to turning... View Article

2014 repossessions down 26%, says CML

The number of repossessions fell to 21,000 in 2014 – 26% fewer than the 28,900 in 2013, and the lowest number since 2006, according to latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. At 0.19%, the repossession rate was also... View Article

500,000 social rented homes by 2020

Green Party policy announcement: 500,000 social rented homes by 2020 Greens commit to build 500,000 social rented homes by 2020 Funds provided by scrapping buy-to-let mortgage interest tax allowance More public house building needed urgently Everyone has the right to... View Article

Genie moves into London in a £40m homes deal

GENTOO’S Genie Home Purchase Plan is set to move to London in a deal which will see 2,000 new homes available in the capital over 10 years. Genie is a 30 year homeownership plan which doesn’t require a mortgage or... View Article

More than a quarter of UK homes powered by wind in 2014

RenewableUK is highlighting new official statistics from National Grid which show that record amounts of clean electricity were generated by wind power in 2014. Wind generated enough electricity to supply the needs of more than 6.7 million UK households last... View Article

Property Predictions for 2015 from eMoov.co.uk

With Christmas and New Year all wrapped up it is time to wave farewell to 2014, a year that saw house prices around the nation rocket, Scotland vote no to independence and a review on Stamp Duty Tax. Now eMoov.co.uk... View Article

GGF reaction to Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

This week, Chancellor George Osborne delivered his final Autumn Statement before next year’s General Election in May. The GGF had written to the Chancellor eight weeks before his Autumn Statement announcement highlighting the GGF’s campaigns and raising Members’ concerns. In... View Article

BPF welcomes comprehensive CMA report

The British Property Federation (BPF) has today welcomed the latest report from The Competition and Markets Authority study on the provision of Residential Property Management Services. The report identifies that the majority of leaseholders have a positive relationship with their... View Article