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01 Mar 2015
"When I was asked to be a part of regenerating Sheffield, they simply said: Do for Sheffield what you did for Manchester but without the bomb."
Jeffrey Matsu, 23 Nov 2016
Given the significant downgrades to consensus forecasts since the referendum to exit the EU, it was almost a foregone conclusion that the OBR would follow suit and present the new Chancellor with a materially weaker set of economic projections.
Sean Ellison, 31 Aug 2017
As I've written before, China has a debt problem; however, given the magnitude of the issue, concern does not appear to be widespread.
Claudia Conway, 01 Mar 2017
The Green Belt. Some say that we must protect it at all costs and others say it is an unnecessary and outdated constraint; whatever your view, it is an emotive topic, especially in the context of development. However, in a time when London is crying out for new, affordable homes, one question begs debate: why do we need a Green Belt?
Geoff White, 10 Mar 2015
Put six property institutions together with two MPs, one would-be MP, a successful developer and an academic RICS member and you’ve got the recipe for an interesting discussion.
20 Feb 2015
For most of us, buying a home is the biggest purchase we will ever make – so it pays to get it right. Here we take you through the checklist of how smart people buy property.
Lewis Johnston, 24 Sep 2015
Our party conference season got off to a strong start this week with a Residential Policy Reception at the Liberal Democrat Conference. Accompanied by John Pugh MP and Philip Beattie from Savills, our Head of Policy Jeremy Blackburn launched the Residential Policy Paper to resounding praise from the 50-strong audience.
Abdul Choudhury, 09 May 2016
Working with our members and fully embracing our public interest mandate, we've developed our ‘Vision for London’ to advise the next Mayor on the issues affecting London's built environment.
28 Apr 2015
While Labour's proposal to abolish stamp duty for many first-time buyers could help some first-time buyers in the market, it’s another measure that tinkers with demand-side stimulus.
Gary Strong FRICS, 05 Nov 2014
Martin Russell-Croucher and Tony Mulhall from the Professional Groups department at RICS visited Dushanbe in Tajikistan in October on behalf of the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DfID).
Lewis Johnston, 09 Oct 2017
The big topic for discussion at this year’s RICS Housing Reception was the Government’s recent announcements on plans to regulate the Private Rented Sector (PRS).
Kim Bailey, 01 Feb 2017
Our professionals can play a valuable role on housing association boards. With this in mind, we are giving social housing organisations the opportunity to promote such positions to our qualified and experienced members for free.
04 Oct 2017
The Conservative Party Conference began this week, with communities secretary Sajid Javid addressing housing on day one.
10 Aug 2017
Record low stock numbers, political uncertainty and the aftermath of tax changes are obstacles hindering the UK housing market, according to the RICS UK Residential Market Survey, with price growth and sales activity subdued during the month of July.
14 Sep 2017
There is an increasingly mixed picture across the UK housing market, according to the August 2017, UK Residential Market Survey. Although the headline level shows a return to growth, sentiment is less positive in prime central London and to a lesser extent the wider South East, alongside the North and East Anglia.
09 Nov 2017
The UK housing market continued to stutter in October with both demand from buyers and agreed sales declining once more, while price trends are now flat. With most UK regions showing a flat or negative trend in newly agreed sales, momentum in the market is likely to remain subdued in the near term, according to the October 2017 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
06 Mar 2017
UK Government faces several major policy challenges, not least around housing. The Brexit process has added impetus to solving these challenges that are now more important and more complex than ever before. In order to provide solutions, the Prime Minister's 'Plan for Britain' must be seen in a wider domestic policy context.
Jeffrey Matsu, 22 Nov 2017
The Chancellor of the Exchequer entered today’s Budget beleaguered by doubt, and the performance he delivered did little to address structural concerns.
20 Nov 2017
The Pledge150 campaign will see RICS partnering with property industry charity LandAid, to lead the built environment sector in raising £2.25m for the provision of 150 bed spaces across all 12 UK regions by December 2018. The kick-off event raised £127,000 towards the £2.25m target.
Lewis Johnston, 22 Nov 2017
In the run-up to the budget Phillip Hammond suggested he would be leading a concerted Government effort to deliver 300,000 homes a year. While some industry concerns have been taken into account, overall today’s announcements don’t match up to that ambition.
17 Nov 2017
At a special charity fundraising event, The Duke of Cambridge helped launch the RICS Pledge150 project which aims to raise money to help end youth homelessness. Read his speech below.
16 Nov 2017
The Duke of Cambridge will, on Friday 17 November, attend the launch event for the RICS Pledge150 campaign at its Headquarters in Parliament Square.
19 Jun 2017
Boost productivity using modern methods of construction, end Right to Buy, and a need for a long-term housing strategy were the key points raised at the recent Residential Question Time Debate in London which included a panel of esteemed residential professionals.
14 Oct 2015
Housing and infrastructure was top of the agenda at last week’s Conservative Conference, with Prime Minister David Cameron saying “there’s one big piece of unfinished business in our economy: housing reforms".
Dr Patrice Cairns, 02 May 2017
The private rented sector is often overlooked during debates on the housing market, but we shouldn’t underestimate the important role that renting plays in the Northern Ireland economy and society.
© RICS 2017
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