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, 12 Feb 2018
The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee’s Call for Evidence on the Planning (Scotland) Bill recently closed, with oral evidence sessions forthcoming
Hew Edgar, 01 Feb 2018
RICS' goal, as a professional institution, is to deliver healthy and vibrant land and property sectors as a key pillar of a thriving economy.There are numerous issues that have arisen during the Brexit debate that could have implications for our sectoral remit.
Hew Edgar, 16 Jan 2018
Membership of the EU provides the UK with access to a number of EU funding streams – notably, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). A loss of these funding streams could have negative consequences for infrastructure investment and development.
Hew Edgar, 11 Jan 2018
In October 2017, RICS submitted evidence the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) call for evidence on EEA-workers in the UK labour market.
The Scottish Parliament debated tenement maintenance on Tuesday evening (9 January 2018), and whilst there was consensus that action is required to ensure the protection of Scotland’s historic and most common type of dwelling, there was a divergence in approach within the chamber
Hew Edgar, 15 Dec 2017
Yesterday's Scottish Budget revealed many announcements that will affect our professionals and the economy as a whole.
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?
Once again, the most common theme returned from Scotland’s survey respondents involves LBTT and the ...
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