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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?
22 Jan 2018
Virginia Harden Scott and David Robertson look at the potential for landowners investment in new Scottish woodlands.
Gail Hunter, 06 Nov 2017
An RICS policy proposal on tenement maintenance has received cross-party support in the Scottish Parliament.
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.
Hew Edgar, 11 Jan 2018
In October 2017, RICS submitted evidence the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) call for evidence on EEA-workers in the UK labour market.
Hew Edgar, 15 Dec 2017
Yesterday's Scottish Budget revealed many announcements that will affect our professionals and the economy as a whole.
The Scottish Parliament debated tenement maintenance on Tuesday evening (9 January 2018), and whilst there was consensus that action is required to ensure the protection of Scotland’s historic and most common type of dwelling, there was a divergence in approach within the chamber
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.
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.
25 Jan 2018
Alongside today's release of the RICS UK Commercial Market Survey, we take a look at the devolved regions' industrial, office and retail markets.
01 Feb 2018
Alongside the release of the RICS UK Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey, we take a look at the devolved region's construction sector.
14 Dec 2017
Alongside today's release of the RICS UK Residential Market Survey we take a look at the devolved regions' housing market.
08 Feb 2018
After the release of the latest UK Residential Market Survey, we take a closer look at the markets in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
26 Oct 2017
The commercial market remains buoyant in Scotland, with respondents expecting capital values to rise in each sector, according to the RICS UK Commercial Market Survey, Q3 2017.
22 Dec 2017
The RICS annual housing market forecast shows a flat national prediction for 2018. But the forecast highlights growth in some regions counterbalanced by price declines in others.
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
Gail Hunter, 23 Aug 2017
We welcome the publication of the Barclay Review of business rates as “a welcome addition to the debate” surrounding Scotland’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.
04 Oct 2017
The Conservative Party Conference began this week, with communities secretary Sajid Javid addressing housing on day one.
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.
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