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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.
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.
Fiona Mannix, 24 Apr 2018
RICS and the ICF (Institute of Chartered Foresters) were delighted to work together on their “Creating Value from Woodlands” event which took place in Oxford on the 17 April.
Martin McAuley, 03 May 2018
The government has committed to ensuring that everyone in the UK will have access to universal high-speed broadband through a Universal Service Obligation.
David Morgan, 26 Feb 2018
Welsh Government proposes new tax in bid to encourage development.
08 Mar 2018
This year, on International Women's Day (8 March) we're asking property firms to make their female role models more visible, and break down any barriers that prevent them from progressing in to leadership positions.
28 Feb 2018
Governing Council election result: Strategic seat for Land
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.
18 Nov 2017
A young director at one of the largest real estate advisory firms has won the highly-esteemed ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ title - and the prize of a new car - for his outstanding achievements in the property industry at the 2017 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards (YSOYA).
31 May 2018
Investors in rural land are better off adopting the Moomin philosophy than following in the footsteps of Trump International, according to the latest research from RICS.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 06 Nov 2017
As climate change exerts even more of malignant influence on rural livelihoods in the developing world, it really is time to consider how many of these affected nations will deal with what are essentially ‘internally displaced’ climate refugees. What measures can be used to alleviate some of the pressures on land and rapidly growing but unplanned urban environments?
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.
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.
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