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Kim Bailey, 01 Feb 2018
Close to 1,000 construction professionals recently attended our largest global event - the Greater Manchester Quantity Surveying (QS) & Construction Dinner - where £11,500 was raised to help house the young homeless.
Lewis Johnston, 11 Jan 2018
This week’s reshuffle again demonstrated the gap between the Government’s rhetoric on housing and the reality of policy-making.
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.
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 Some say that we must protect it at all costs and others say it is an unnecessary and outdated constraint; whatever your view, it is an emotive topic, especially in the context of development.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?
Lewis Johnston, 18 Jan 2018
Labour MP Karen Buck’s Private Member’s Bill on Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) has its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday 19 January, after Secretary of State, Sajid Javid last week committed to throwing the government’s support behind the legislation.
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.
19 Dec 2017
In an effort to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness during winter – and the Christmas season - RICS has joined forces with property industry charity, LandAid to launch a campaign to deliver more bed spaces for young homeless people across all 12 UK regions.
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.
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.
18 Jan 2018
The UK housing market continued to display a lack of momentum in December, with buyer interest edging lower. Changes to Stamp Duty for first time buyers is having little immediate effect, according to the December 2017 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
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.
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.
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