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Fiona Mannix, 21 Sep 2017
What does the EU referendum really mean for the future of the rural economy and agriculture in particular?
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.
04 Jul 2017
Farming and traditional agriculture have rarely faced so much uncertainty. With inevitable changes to agricultural support on the near horizon, as well as environmental issues — flooding, soil erosion, nitrogen leaching — and challenges from pests and diseases, there is a real need to work more closely with nature to protect our critical land assets and maintain, if not improve, agricultural productivity.
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.
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?
25 Jul 2017
We’re looking for new judges to join regional judging panels for the RICS Awards 2018. Adrian Stenning FRICS of Stenning & Co has been a member of the national judging panel for five years. He tells us what being a judge means and what he enjoys most.
Fiona Mannix, 16 Jun 2017
We recently attended the launch of the 2016 IPD UK Annual Forestry Index. The UK forestry sector currently contributes £2bn to Gross Value Added (GVA) annually and supports 79,000 jobs in rural locations.
20 Jul 2017
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were published by the EU in May 2016, and were the conclusion of a lengthy process to improve the protection of data held about individuals in the EU. They are accompanied by a further directive, the Network and Information Security Directive 2016 (NISD).
Dave Ramsey, 19 Jun 2017
We're committed to developing a suite of data standards to help the digital world interact with data that represents information created by its professionals. We need your help.
Kim Bailey, 18 Jul 2017
The Lake District national park has been listed as a world heritage site, joining the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon in achieving one of the highest accolades on the planet.
Fiona Mannix, 08 Aug 2017
Launched in June 2016, the Land Partnerships Service (provided by Fresh Start Land Enterprise Centre) helps connect land owners and land entrepreneurs.
Sophie Hall, 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.
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.
Tamara Hooper, 02 May 2017
The need for "rural-proofing" within Government departments that make decisions that impact upon rural areas and the rural economy was highlighted at our recent panel discussion co-hosted by Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy and ACRE.
Hew Edgar, 19 May 2017
The Scottish Conservatives have published a manifesto which places a heavy emphasis on housing, promising to build 100,000 over the next five years, and provides a plethora of pledges to help reach this ambitious target.
Hew Edgar, 23 May 2017
Scottish Labour has launched an election manifesto which emphasises unity, and opposition to a second referendum on Scottish independence and a “hard Brexit”.
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.
David Morgan, 30 May 2017
The Welsh Conservative manifesto contrasts with the 2016 assembly document, which focused directly on specific projects and issues and far less on the constitution; this is probably a reflection of the vastly changed landscape after the EU Referendum. Notably, the manifesto demands significant Welsh Assembly and Welsh Government input on Brexit.
Much of Labour's manifesto refers to the activities of the devolved Welsh Labour Government and re-affirms its commitment to promises, such as the 20,000 affordable homes target, and affirms a desire to ban letting agents’ fees.
The Welsh Liberal Democrat manifesto is in surprising contrast to other parties, particularly Plaid Cymru and the Conservatives, and focuses heavily on both Brexit and "bread and butter" issues.
29 Jan 2015
The final report of Scotland's Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group was announced today by Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment. Here, Andrew Hamilton FRICS, Partner at Strutt & Parker, responds on behalf of RICS
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.
23 Jun 2017
RICS Governing Council has taken a number of decisions to better equip it to set our strategy and ensure the appropriate level of oversight that our profession and external stakeholders would expect. Amongst the changes are a move to two Council meetings a year, timed to fit with our cycle of planning and performance reporting.
Sarah Speirs , 24 Feb 2015
The long-awaited final report of Scotland's Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group was published at the end of January by Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment.
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