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29 Apr 2022

Voice April 2022

This month's SPF Voice features a local elections manifesto snapshot, an article from Savills' Ed Crockett on proposed reforms for the rented residential sector, and LBTT revenue for 2021-22.

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31 Mar 2022 Planning

Voice March 2022

This month's SPF Voice features articles from two of our committee chair's, Maria Francké and Alan Cook, on developments with NPF4 and the new registers of controlled interest in land (RCI) and Register of Overseas Entities (ROE). Residential sales in 2021 are the focus of our research feature.

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24 Feb 2022

Voice February 2022

With the return to in-person events, SPF Chair Kevin Robertson outlines the upcoming SPF Annual Conference on 31 May 2022 and the SPF's involvement with MIPIM. This issue also explores the next steps in the review of Section 63 energy efficiency regulations and the latest tax and coronavirus developments.

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28 Jan 2022

Voice January 2022

The first issue of Voice in 2022 explores the Recovery and Reform Bill, & Empty Property Rates and the Regional Spotlight looks at Moray, Aberdeen, Fife & Falkirk. Our industry insight covers the Scottish Government consultation on the 4% Additional Dwelling Supplement from Isobel d’Inverno Brodies LLP and research assesses Scotland's Additional Dwelling Supplement.

 

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21 Dec 2021

SPF Snapshot 2021

Featuring an end of year message from SPF Chair Kevin Robertson, this year's Annual Snapshot highlights a number of our key activities and achievements in 2021, while also looking ahead to 2022 with a return to in-person events and the growth of BPF Futures in Scotland.

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29 Nov 2021

Voice November 2021

The penultimate issue of 2021 explores the key takeaways from he recent BPF 'Who Lives in BTR' report and what it could mean for Scotland. We also highlight the incredible year that BPF Futures has had and the opportunity for a Scotland-based Futures Member to apply to join the Futures Advisory Board as Vice-Chair. 

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28 Oct 2021

Voice October 2021

With the publication of the Scottish Government's Heat and Buildings Strategy and on the eve of COP26, this month's issue focuses on sustainability and reaching net zero. Our Industry Insight from Michael Bennet (Shoosmiths) looks at embodied carbon in new development and asks 'to build or refurbish?'.

 

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30 Sep 2021

Voice September 2021

This month’s Voice examines one of the hottest issues in property: the future of offices. Our Chairman leads with an overview of our recent webinars on the future of offices and towns and city centres. We update members too with a review of upcoming consultation deadlines and a look at this year’s Scottish Programme for Government. 

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26 Aug 2021

Voice August 2021

In this month's edition, our policy insight focuses on the Scottish Government's deal with the Green Party and the proposals to increase energy efficiency of both new and existing buildings. Craig Whelton (Burgess-Salmon) gives his take on the recent court case regarding the removal of the presumption in favour of sustainable development.
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08 Jul 2021

Voice June/July 2021

Our June/July edition explores the exciting expansion of BPF Futures into Scotland and the latest on key Scottish Government policies - including office reopening. Our Industry Insight highlights the work of the Property Standardisation Group, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
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28 May 2021

Voice May 2021

In this month's edition, SPF Chair Kevin Robertson discusses the aftermath of the Holyrood election, while Peter Kerr (Director, Atelier Ten) sets out the challenges and opportunities ahead in the electrification of heat.
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29 Apr 2021

Voice April 2021

In this month’s edition, the SPF's new Chair, Kevin Robertson, writes about the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the Scottish elections, while Kevin Mulligan (Pinsent Masons) discusses CVAs and restructuring.