RICSPolicy Manger (Scotland)
Hew joined RICS in June 2012 as Policy Manager (Scotland). Having graduated with an Honours degree in politics and international relations at the University of Aberdeen, Hew has held various policy posts in the UK and Scottish governments, as well as other membership organisations.
Hew leads on RICS in Scotland’s policy development across all priority issues, contributes to projects on UK and Scottish policy to demonstrate and promote RICS’ thought leadership, and works in partnership with members and professional colleagues to take forward projects and develop policy papers.
In his role, Hew provided secretariat support for the RICS UK Housing Commission (2013) and RICS Scottish Housing Commission (2014) and developed an impact assessment on land, property and construction that Scottish Independence would have in advance of the referendum in September 2014.
Hew Edgar, 01 Sep 2017
The Scottish Conservatives have announced a number of measures to tackle the housing crisis in Scotland, referencing the RICS Scottish Housing Commission, published in July 2014.
Hew Edgar, 14 Aug 2017
The Scottish Government has pledged to ensure that 100 per cent of Scotland has access to superfast broadband by 2021. But is there a way to maximise this pledge in conjunction with the planning system?
Hew Edgar, 20 Jul 2017
With the Scottish Planning Review nearing completion, we believe that the provisions of Scotland’s compulsory purchase order (CPO) legislation is, in many places, antiquated and fragmented, and is in need of significant reform, if not a full-scale overhaul.
Hew Edgar, 30 May 2017
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has published a manifesto that focuses on Brexit and the party’s track record, with their pledges resoundingly placing people over land and property.
Hew Edgar, 29 May 2017
The Scottish Green Party (SGP) has published a concise 15-page manifesto outlining key UK priorities with a focus on the greening of national policy, an alternate UK tax framework, and housing. Fielding just three candidates in Scotland, the SGP has concentrated its campaign target areas, and the same strategy appears to have been applied to their manifesto pledges.
Hew Edgar, 23 May 2017
Scottish Labour has launched an election manifesto which emphasises unity, and opposition to a second referendum on Scottish independence and a “hard Brexit”.
Hew Edgar, 19 May 2017
The Scottish Conservatives have published a manifesto which places a heavy emphasis on housing, promising to build 100,000 over the next five years, and provides a plethora of pledges to help reach this ambitious target.
Hew Edgar, 22 Dec 2016
Following significant stakeholder engagement, we have published our Tenement Health Check policy proposal. This establishes mandatory five-year building condition surveys, with an objective to tackle poor maintenance in residential properties with common parts.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017