Professional Analysis

Women in Property awards 2019

Women in Property finalists say industry has a way to go

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Following 2019 awards, previous finalists give their views on changing attitudes to women in the industry

Cyclist

Pond Farm case shows shift in attitude towards air pollution

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Developers may have to start taking environmental impact more seriously after Gladman’s proposal was rejected

Brain

Property firms rally to combat the mental ill-health epidemic

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The property industry is starting to do its bit to tackle the mental ill-health epidemic. Companies are discovering that as well as helping to overcome issues unique to the sector, investing in the wellbeing of employees improves retention rates and productivity.

Lord Line Building Hull

Bill aims to ramp up councils’ compulsory purchase powers

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Legislation set to unlock unused land where schemes have not progressed by forcing owners to sell up

Flats

Government outlines shared ownership shake-up plans

By Andrew Stone

MHCLG proposes reforms to ease buying and selling and boost deliverability of shared ownership homes

City skyline

City of London tightens rules on wind effects of skyscrapers

By Andrew Stone

New guidelines aim to make the Square Mile a safer and more comfortable place for cyclists and pedestrians

Kings Cross

Facial recognition row raises fears about privacy breaches

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Information commissioner says security system being used at King’s Cross is a ‘potential threat to privacy’

Generic biz rates

Business rates back in focus as retailers clamour for reform

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Plea timed to put pressure on Boris Johnson’s new government, which has so far been silent on the issue

Energy efficiency

MEES starts to drive change despite enforcement issues

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Threat of reputational damage is enough to push large commercial landlords to take action to cut emissions

EV charging point

Industry questions feasibility of installing EV charge points

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Some believe implementation will be burdensome but others say costs are minimal in grand scheme of things.

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