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14 Jul 2021 Industrial and Logistics | Planning

BPF Employment Land Manifesto

Our manifesto sets out the ways in which the government’s planning reforms can be improved to better support the provision of employment land.  

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03 Jun 2021 Construction and Development | High Street | Leasing and Commercial

A more flexible future - redefining the role of the office

A report we published alongside Gowling WLG found that big change is potentially afoot in the office market, with 89% of office occupiers having the flexibility to move in the next three years. Despite the rise in home and hybrid working, 82% agree there will always be a need for offices, albeit ones with more adaptable open space than at present and with more flexible tenancies.

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28 May 2021 Residential

Tenure reform the Scottish experience

This is the fourth in our working paper series on residential tenure reform. It focuses on some of the experiences of recent tenure reform in Scotland and lessons that we might be able to draw from that.

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28 May 2021 Student Accommodation

Tenure reform and student accommodation

This is the third in our working paper series on residential tenure reform. It focuses on some of the impacts regarding student accommodation and possible positions we may take.

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11 May 2021 Environment and Sustainability | Healthcare | Infrastructure | Leasing and Commercial | Planning | Residential | Tax and Finance

The Queen’s Speech: BPF Analysis

The Queen’s Speech sets out the Government’s agenda for the next session and its plans to build back better from the pandemic and level-up opportunities across the country. This paper provides an overview of the most pertinent announcements for the commercial real estate sector and commentary by the British Property Federation.

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29 Apr 2021 Leasing and Commercial

Exiting from the commercial rent moratoriums

A proposal for when and how to end the commercial rent moratoriums, developed by Landsec and British Land. It suggests ringfencing rent arrears and restoring normal market operation from 1 July, providing time for fair rental settlements and an arbitration process for resolving the most intractable negotiations.

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31 Mar 2021 Residential

Tenure Reform - Working Paper on Grounds for Eviction

The BPF Tenure Reform Working Group is publishing a series of working papers on residential tenure reform to obtain wider membership views. This first paper in the series covers grounds for eviction. Views would be particularly welcome from 1 April to 30 April.

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31 Mar 2021 Residential

Tenure Reform - Working Paper on the Court Process

The BPF Tenure Reform Working Group is publishing a series of working papers on residential tenure reform to obtain wider membership views. This second paper in the series covers the court process. Views would be particularly welcome from 1 April to 30 April.

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31 Mar 2021 Technology and Innovation

The Innovation Adopters Guide

A guide to help identify the main issues to consider when engaging with digital transformation of your business, and to avoid the pitfalls that may lie in seeking to apply out-of-box, general methodologies to real estate without first considering the context.

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30 Mar 2021 Healthcare | Leasing and Commercial | Technology and Innovation

The Indoor Air Quality Guide and Canvas

This guide is a preliminary guide to clients as to how to define and articulate intentions around improving air quality in leased commercial buildings.

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03 Mar 2021 Budget

Budget 2021: BPF analysis

An analysis of the 2021 Budget which set out a three point plan: to provide support for those in crisis; to fix public finances, and to build our future economy. 

construction & development
26 Jan 2021 Construction and Development | Infrastructure | Redefining Real Estate

UK Commercial Real Estate Economic Footprint

UK CRE is a vital part of the UK’s business infrastructure. In the UK, the sector contributed £116bn of GVA in 2019 and supported more than 2.4m jobs. This report provides some key facts and stats about CRE’s employment, capital investment and tax paid.