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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.
Dave Ramsey, 19 Jun 2017
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21 Jun 2017
As predicted, Brexit dominated the Queen’s Speech. With a week of debates to follow, the Conservative Government has until Thursday to convince Parliament that they are the party to take the UK forward.
25 Oct 2017
We welcomed more than 100 surveyors and built environment professionals from BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) backgrounds for the launch of the DiverseCity Surveyors network which celebrates ethnic diversity in the industry.
Luay Al-Khatib, 17 Jul 2017
The Chartered Surveying profession is in the privileged position of having the authority, under the royal charter, to self-regulate. This is a good thing for many reasons and not least for the profession itself, which benefits from having a “one stop” professional body.
25 Aug 2017
We recently met with two professionals to discuss the potential skills shortage which the industry is facing. To stimulate debate, we posed the following statement - never mind millennials, we should recognise the ability of experienced surveyors to learn and adapt. Discuss.
Fiona Mannix, 21 Sep 2017
What does the EU referendum really mean for the future of the rural economy and agriculture in particular?
11 Aug 2017
This week A-Level results are released across much of the UK. With a new flurry of young talent entering the world of work, there’s never been a better time to consider taking on a surveying apprentice and attract the brightest and the best from this new generation.
14 Mar 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.
06 Sep 2017
Sir Michael Burton, a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales from 1998–2016, and the President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, has been appointed Chair of the RICS Conduct and Appeal Committee.
New mandatory requirements on conflicts of interest for land, property, construction and infrastructure industry.
13 Feb 2018
Farmland prices remain relatively steady compared to a year earlier according to the RICS/RAU UK Rural Land Market Survey, H2 2017.
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.
03 Mar 2017
While Northern Ireland shares similarities to other UK nations in regards of Brexit, it is in many ways unique. The nation shares a physical land border with another state, one that will remain in the EU after our exit. We focus on some of the most important facets of Northern Ireland’s situation below.
Hew Edgar, 14 Aug 2017
The Scottish Government has pledged to ensure that 100 per cent of Scotland has access to superfast broadband by 2021. But is there a way to maximise this pledge in conjunction with the planning system?
Mike Swain, 23 Nov 2017
Three familiar themes emerged from the RICS Telecoms conference 2017 – connectivity, community and collaboration. Mike Swain, Editor of the Land Journal reports.
24 Feb 2017
What does the EU referendum really mean for the future of the rural economy? We take a closer look at the rural economies and priorities for exiting the EU in each of the UK's devolved nations: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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.
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
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