Professional Analysis

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Land banking is not to blame for slow delivery of new homes

By Matthew Spry

While we live in an era of stark political division, there seems to be little between the two main parties when it comes to identifying the causes of the housing crisis.

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The risks of hiring the wrong contractor – and five steps to hiring the right one!

By Alcumus Group

Contractors are of great importance to the property management industry, as routine and unexpected maintenance is a daily necessity in the sector.

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GVA strengthens healthcare team with double hire


GVA has expanded its healthcare offer following the appointments of Rob Hearle and Tom Harrison as directors in London and Bristol respectively.

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Refunds for businesses hit by ‘staircase tax’ are months away

By Jerry Schurder

I’ll be honest. I hadn’t expected the government to fully reverse the effects of the UK Supreme Court’s (UKSC) decision in Woolway v Mazars (2015) UKSC 53, which was dubbed ‘the staircase tax’ by the media.

Annie Hampson

Q&A: City of London’s chief planner on Bloomberg’s new HQ and the changing face of the Square Mile


Annie Hampson talks about her work with Bloomberg on its new London HQ, the artifacts discovered and her approach to planning.

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A turning point for development in regional cities

By Johnny Caddick

This year may well be remembered as the year when talk of rebalancing the economy away from London turned from rhetoric to reality.

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Rail spending in the north still lags behind the south despite government claims to have bridged the gap


Leading think tanks call for more infrastructure investment in the north as well as more powers for Transport for the North.

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Legislation is needed to improve access to daylight

By David Saul

Legislation is needed to improve access to daylight - should legislation be created to make it a legal entitlement?

Sadiq Khan

New London Plan will help to breathe life into our high streets

The relentless growth in online retail and punishing increases to business rates mean the average London high street is being slowly throttled into obsolescence.

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A job WELL done helps design practice Hilson Moran strike gold


The firm’s sustainability director talks about why it went for WELL certification and the challenges it faced in the process. Adam Branson reports.

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