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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.
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31 Mar 2021

Voice March 2021

In this month’s edition, SPF Chair Michaela Sullivan introduces the SPF's Scottish election action plan, while the application of the Business Growth Accelerator in Edinburgh is explored in Industry Insight.
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26 Feb 2021

Voice February 2021

In this month’s edition, SPF Director David Melhuish discusses the recently announced Scottish Budget, while the Scottish Government’s policies on heat and the PRS sector are put under the spotlight.

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27 Jan 2021

Voice January 2021

In this month's Voice, SPF Chair Michaela Sullivan addresses the upcoming Holyrood elections, while Mandy Catterall gives her insight on mediation in the Scottish planning system.
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23 Dec 2020

SPF 2020 Review

SPF 2020 Review

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27 Nov 2020

Voice November 2020

In this month's Voice, new SPF Chair Michaela Sullivan pens her first Chair's Column to members and Jim Burberry of RSM discusses risks and priorities for construction in our Industry Insight.