RICSPolicy Manager - South and East UK
Tamara is our Policy Manager for the South West, South East and East of England. She is based in London and work within the UK External Affairs team.
Before starting at RICS, Tamara worked as a senior researcher at Ofqual helping to develop their systems and protocols for policy research, implementing changes to the evidence team within the research department. She was also involved in the A Level Consultation regarding the proposed changes to A level and AS level subjects.
Prior to her work at Ofqual she was living in Australia and working for the Leader of the Opposition in Western Australian State Parliament where she served under two leaders as a senior policy advisor. Her work included writing policy discussion papers and policy statements, drafting press releases and responding to policy enquiry correspondence on behalf of the lLeader. She was also head of the Leader’s Parliamentary team, writing questions for question time, Parliamentary submissions and speeches for in the House. She has also interned for a highly ranked Australian Federal Senator.
Tamara has over a decade of campaign experience through her volunteering efforts especially on election campaigns, she was a senior member of the 2013 State Election strategy team for her Leader as well as volunteering on two local campaigns.
Tamara Hooper, 03 Nov 2017
Recently the Government has made announcements to address what they see as an imbalance of power in the private rented market by proposing to regulate letting agents.
Tamara Hooper, 05 Sep 2017
Yesterday, the Chancellor convened the first meeting of the Government and the three Northern Metro Mayors to discuss regional growth, housing, and infrastructure. While employment in the North may be at a record high, Ministers believe that more can be done and will ask the region to continue to build upon its £102 billion economy.
Tamara Hooper, 30 Aug 2017
Non-domestic rates have been a staple and important issue within the news since Government did a root-and-branch consultation in mid-2015; we welcomed the consultation and the focus that it represents.
Tamara Hooper, 03 Apr 2017
The non-domestic rating list for English business rates went live on 1 April, as did the new rating appeal system under the heading of 'Check, Challenge, Appeal' (CCA) with an accompanying website. Members should have already received guidance from the VOA about the new website.
Tamara Hooper, 13 Jul 2015
Members in the East of England have been debating the future of the commercial sector, but the next generation of surveyors have also been plans for their local area.
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