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Sean Ellison, 27 Mar 2017
The One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is essential to propelling the next stage of not only China’s but global economic growth.
27 Mar 2017
Dr Zhu Min, former Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) highlighted at the the rise of populism and the ambiguities of “Trumpnomics” as important factors contributing to global economic uncertainty.
24 Mar 2017
Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year is a series on Channel 4 following RICS professionals as they judge the best restoration projects in the UK.
We’re pleased to confirm that our headquarters building in Westminster, London, will return to full operations from Monday 27 March.
Amy Leader MRICS, 23 Mar 2017
As part of my role as RICS Matrics Chair, I was set the challenge, with the support of the RICS Matrics UK Board and Local Groups, to raise £5,000 for the charity of my choice. And I’m about to embark on the biggest fundraiser of them all – the RICS Matrics Chairman’s Challenge.
21 Mar 2017
The COBRA conference, which was due to take place in August 2017, is now being rescheduled to align with the Annual Summit of the World Built Environment Forum in April 2018.
Private housebuilders' costs rose at over 4% per annum in fourth quarter of 2016 in response to demand pressures on resources.
20 Mar 2017
The Prime Minister’s speech on 17 January makes it more likely that the UK will withdraw from the Single Market and Customs Union. In light of this, BCIS has updated its three scenarios for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and its five-year forecast for building tender prices.
From 6 April 2017, all employers will have to pay an Apprenticeship Levy of 0.5% of their annual pay bill. However, employers will receive an allowance of £15,000 to offset against the levy payment, which means that only companies with an annual pay bill of over £3 million will be subject to the levy.
Dan Hughes, 17 Mar 2017
“Technology provides huge opportunities for professionals if it is appropriately used and embraced.” This was one of the views that came out of a fascinating panel discussion on the third day of MIPIM.
17 Mar 2017
The Housing White Paper — 'Fixing our broken housing market'* — states that the government seeks to boost productivity and innovation by encouraging modern methods of construction (MMC) in house building and to promote more modular and factory built homes.
The construction output figures for 2016* as a whole show a healthy growth in the private housing and private commercial sectors; the key drivers of new work output growing by a significant 13% and 9% respectively.
15 Mar 2017
Yesterday at MIPIM, RICS and DLA Piper analysed the risks associated to political instability and the opportunities to invest in European real estate markets.
The BCIS Online featured project for March 2017, submitted by Bell Burton Associates, is the recently tendered £1.92 million accommodation block for health and social care workers on the Noble’s Hospital Estate in Strang, Isle of Man. Completion of the works is expected in September 2017.
Paul Bagust, 15 Mar 2017
After a fantastic day launching the new RICS Conflicts of Interest Professional Statement to great recognition and market support, today was the day for facilities management to take centre stage and compete with the sunshine for an audience.
14 Mar 2017
We're sponsoring research into the use of shared property services across the public sector, collaborating with ACES to obtain the views of practitioners working within, or on behalf of, the public sector.
We're excited to announce the revised datasets to be released in March 2017.
Professionalism and ethics was the hot topic on day one of MIPIM, as we promoted its importance for the property industry and the market as a whole, getting feedback from investors, occupiers, employers and of course industry leaders. Here’s your snapshot from the first day of MIPIM.
13 Mar 2017
Your feedback is needed to help reduce risk in the global construction industry. The second public consultation of the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) is now open.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 13 Mar 2017
Over the last few weeks we've welcomed two major land professional delegations to our London HQ, allowing us to develop our understanding of how the rest of the land profession operates globally.
08 Mar 2017
Following a meeting of our Management Board on 8 March we have announced our decision not to relocate our existing Coventry office to the Friargate development.
03 Mar 2017
By 2020, 1.2bn Africans will be living in cities needing housing, roads, power, sanitation - placing enormous pressure on ageing infrastructure.
David Morgan, 02 Mar 2017
'Wales in London' aims to provide better links between Wales and London and allows people and businesses in Wales to become more involved with issues important to them. In promotion of the network, First Minister Carwyn Jones visited RICS HQ earlier this week to launch the inaugural Wales in London week.
02 Mar 2017
Recent political changes are a catalyst for organisations to rethink their compliance frameworks. As we begin to redefine ourselves post-Brexit we are forced to scrutinise our rules and regulations and really question what is in the public interest.
28 Feb 2017
Preventing money laundering looks set to be one of the biggest talking points for the property industry in 2017; ensuring compliance will remain a major challenge for RICS-regulated firms.
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