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Fiona Mannix, 10 Jan 2018
Luke Dale-Harris, a policy and research consultant with the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, South West, outlines the potential streamlining of environmental regulations and farming subsidies.
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.
Stephanie Bentley, 30 Nov 2017
Key decisions at all stages in the property life cycle – from financing, constructing and buying, to leasing and occupying assets – rely on the availability, accessibility and reliance of robust verifiable data. However, key challenges in relation to better data capturing and management have given rise to discussions around the potential of blockchain for a wide range of industries, business models and operating processes.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 05 Dec 2017
Winter is extending its icy grip across the UK but things are heating up on the surveying and geospatial policy fronts.
Tamara Hooper, 08 Jan 2018
RICS welcomes the small certainties contained within Michael Gove’s speech at the Oxford Farming Conference, but he must go beyond ideas and principles and give clear indications of what a post-Brexit rural economy will look like.
22 Jan 2018
Virginia Harden Scott and David Robertson look at the potential for landowners investment in new Scottish woodlands.
14 Dec 2017
Our professional statement ‘Whole life carbon assessment for the built environment’ is one example of our approach to promoting a whole lifecycle view of real estate. The launch of the standard follows our presence at this year´s 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, where we advanced on the commitments made at COP21 Paris to help limit global warming.
09 Jan 2018
A chartered surveyor, and one of LionHeart’s mental health ambassadors, is writing a series of blogs that will explore the issue of mental health in the property sector.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 12 Jan 2018
Our professionals should be aware that there's been an update to the Electronic Communications Code. This revised code operates on the basis that code rights should continue to be acquired by agreement wherever possible, backed up by a code of practice to underpin the objective of parties acting reasonably.
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.
How many times have you noticed high tech surveying instruments in various urban and underground locations? Whizzing around at set time intervals and measuring to millimetre accuracy any potential ‘movement’? Probably not at all - which is the way it should be.
Fiona Mannix, 09 Jan 2018
RICS Rural Professional Group were invited to attend a Land Entry Forum meeting co-ordinated by UK Water in December 2017. In addition to the water companies all key stakeholders were invited.
Ursula Hartenberger, 17 Jan 2018
With Brexit negotiations now fully under way, a whole host of questions have arisen on how Brexit will affect the UK and the EU’s sustainability agenda, its existing commitments, and ambitions going forward.
John Hughes FRICS, 28 Nov 2017
When more than 40 trillion litres of water fell on Houston, Texas, in August 2017, the impact was catastrophic. The floods provided yet more evidence for the growing list of extreme weather events affecting our planet.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 08 Dec 2017
It is your opportunity to comment on the draft International Land Measurement Standard (ILMS) that aims to bring security of tenure to millions.
John Hughes FRICS, 24 Jan 2018
Of the many charges levelled against political and business elites, perhaps the most damning is that they have abandoned the interests of society.
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.
01 Nov 2017
RICS has released its first professional statement requiring its members to follow requirements for conducting whole-life carbon assessments for construction projects.
29 Jan 2018
The consultation on international standard by a coalition of over 30 not-for-profit organisations - International Land Measurement Standards (ILMS) – is now open for comments.
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.
11 Jan 2018
We have opened an exhibition to celebrate our 150th anniversary, as well as the significant contribution the surveying profession has made to local communities and the wider built environment over the past 150 years.
David Morgan, 21 Feb 2018
The future of the M4 relief road proposal remains clouded in political uncertainty with some political stakeholders pushing for a standalone vote on the proposal in order to block it.
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
Kim Bailey, 14 Feb 2018
A chartered surveyor – and keen private pilot – has beat tough competition from all over the world to win an international flying competition.
21 Feb 2018
Singapore has gone through a remarkable transformation from British colonial trading port 200 years ago, to first-world economy in little over 50 years. Now, with government setting its sights on the next frontier, award-winning architect, academic, author and TV presenter Jason Pomeroy explains what challenges Singapore may face as it plans to become the world’s first "smart nation".
© RICS 2018
© RICS 2018