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Dr Patrice Cairns, 06 Jun 2017
The Alliance party get straight to the point, setting out concisely their five key commitments in the election. With Brexit and Stormont featuring in the top billings, the party doesn’t hold back on providing in-depth policy proposals in its wish list for Northern Ireland.
Dr Patrice Cairns, 02 Jun 2017
Bucking the trend for Brexit-top-heavy policy, the DUP manifesto 'Standing Strong for Northern Ireland' places precedence on the restoration of Stormont, outlining the parties "core tests" in forthcoming negotiations.
13 Jul 2017
Victoria Mann MRICS, APC Mentor and Assessor as well as Asset Manager at Chancerygate shares her top tips in tackling some common stumbling blocks for candidates during their APC.
23 Apr 2015
The importance of property and construction to the Northern Ireland economy was emphasised again in the recent Invest NI Property Research Report on the availability of Grade A office space.
The SDLP manifesto ‘Taking our Seats, Taking a Stand’ is a clear hit at Sinn Féin’s sustained absenteeism in Westminster. While it makes several references to SDLP’s activities at Westminster to date, it sets out an ambitious plan of future engagement across the big issues: Brexit, devolution, and investment.
Dr Patrice Cairns, 31 May 2017
Unsurprisingly, Sinn Féin's manifesto focuses heavily on Brexit and the border, with a strong emphasis on mitigating against the effects of Brexit on Northern Ireland, but with scarce mention of specifics affecting land, property and construction.
The UUP under the new leadership of Robin Swann MLA, pack a concise Brexit-focused manifesto with commitments and priorities, but very little policy for the land, property and construction sectors to consider.
10 Jul 2017
In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has provided an update and advice on further testing as a next step to help landlords ensure safety of their buildings.
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.
18 Sep 2015
2016 is another Olympic Games year and, while we won’t be able to get to Rio, we will be celebrating with a special sports-themed RICS Matrics Chairman’s Challenge.
27 Jul 2017
Occupier demand is declining in the office and retail sectors of the UK commercial property market, but conditions in the industrial segment remain firm, according to the Q2 2017 RICS UK Commercial Property Market Survey.
Dr Patrice Cairns, 29 Mar 2017
The triggering of Article 50 has today set the UK on a course to exit the European Union; it is essential that every effort is put into ensuring Northern Ireland’s best interests are secured as a Brexit deal is negotiated.
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.
23 Feb 2017
Channel 4 has today announced the commission of an exciting new series, 'Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year', from Chocolate Media. The series features projects entered into the RICS Awards and the series will be made in collaboration with RICS, who will judge the projects. The first episode will air on Thursday 23 March at 8pm.
12 Apr 2017
Britain’s beloved historic buildings are at risk, due to a restoration skills crisis that threatens the future of some of our best-known national treasures, warns a RICS and YouGov survey.
12 May 2016
Lack of supply will continue to push up UK house prices despite short term uncertainty according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
02 Feb 2017
Last week was quite the week for construction data. Deloitte published their latest Crane Survey and RICS and Tughans published the Q4 UK Construction Market Survey, which followed the Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin earlier in the month.
22 Dec 2016
Sales of venison are booming. Richard Elmhirst outlines the costs and methods behind farming deer for profit.
27 Oct 2016
Managing Director of Peace Recruitment Chris Peace says the job market is increasing competition for the best staff, but candidates should not be enticed by short-term gains.
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