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27 Oct 2021
Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021

The Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Spending Review and Budget provided clarity on measures affecting the property industry which have been announced over the last three-six months including the levy on developers re unsafe cladding. Other factors announced affecting property agents provide some good news, however, it leaves a lot to be desired.

26 Oct 2021
Propertymark input to European Agent network on short term lets

Propertymark contributed to an event jointly organised by CEPI (European Association of Real Estate Professionals) and the European Parliament’s URBAN Intergroup to discuss short-term rental platforms and their impact on the real estate sector, and cities in Europe.

25 Oct 2021
FAQs: Heat and Buildings Strategy

The Heat and Buildings Strategy sets out the UK Government’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to Net Zero by 2050. Learn more about the scheme and the implications for estate, letting and commercial agents.

22 Oct 2021
Lively debate at ‘Lagging Behind’ report launch

On 21 October 2021, the report entitled 'Lagging behind – energy efficiency in low viability properties' was launched by the think tank, Localis at the Council Room, One Great George Street, Westminster. The research was sponsored by Propertymark and the NRLA.

22 Oct 2021
Homes for the elderly could regenerate housing market

As life expectancy in Britain continues to rise, Propertymark highlights the need for a greater supply of affordable homes for the ageing population.

21 Oct 2021
Lagging behind: energy efficiency in low-viability properties

This report raises concerns over the affordability of retrofitting properties and highlights that residents in the North of England will be the hardest hit. Failure to factor in huge regional variations in property costs when incentivising homeowners and landlords to meet national net zero targets risks deepening economic inequality.

20 Oct 2021
Building Standards (Fire Safety) Consultation on External Wall Systems

Propertymark responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Building Standards (Fire Safety) on External Wall Systems.

19 Oct 2021
Heat and Buildings Strategy announced by UK Government

As part of its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, the UK Government has launched a plan to lower the cost of energy efficient heating systems and incentivise homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

15 Oct 2021
Land release fund embraced by councils

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has released £57.8 million to councils in order to develop quality housing.

11 Oct 2021
Scottish Government’s Home energy efficiency: equity loan pilot consultation

The Scottish Government has set out a series of actions and long-term commitments in its Heat in Buildings Strategy to accelerate the decarbonisation of homes and buildings across Scotland in order to meet its net-zero target by 2045.

08 Oct 2021
Heat in Buildings Strategy leaves questions unanswered

The new strategy announced by the Scottish Government requires over a million homes and the equivalent of 50,000 non-domestic buildings to convert to zero emissions by 2030.

06 Oct 2021
Reforming the property taxation system

Propertymark called for a review of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) to boost Britain’s economy in our response to the 2021 Autumn Budget and Spending Review.

05 Oct 2021
Apprenticeship funding incentive to be extended

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that employers wanting to hire apprentices are to continue benefitting from £500 million jobs support package until January 2022.

04 Oct 2021
Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 Propertymark representations to HM Treasury

The 2021 Autumn Budget will be delivered on October 27 alongside a three-year spending review and HM Treasury’s call for representations to be considered as part of its decisions closed 30 September 2021.

29 Sep 2021
Welsh Fire Safety Act to come into force

The Act, due to come into force from 1 October 2021, clarifies parts of a premises that are covered by the Fire Safety Order (FSO).

28 Sep 2021
Extra time provided for digital tax changes

Agents can breathe a sigh of relief as Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax is pushed back, allowing businesses more time to prepare.

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