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Policy Updates  
You can access previous items from the archive of BCSC Policy Updates by simply clicking on the item you are interested in from the list below.

Policy update - December 2012
This year has seen much activity in policy terms, particularly on the implementation of the Portas Review Recommendations. The Review put the multitude of issues facing the sector on the ... > more
In this update:

Policy Update - March 2012: Budget Special
As you will have seen, George Osborne this week delivered his 3rd Budget Statement. Much of the contents of his speech had been trailed in the press over the preceding ... > more
In this update:

Policy Update - February 2012
The grey skies and arrival of arctic conditions have not prevented BCSC from getting off to a flyer in 2012. Since our last update we have continued to engage across ... > more
In this update:
> Local Government Finance Bill
> Business Rates Campaign
> Mary Portas Review
> Budget 2012

Policy Update - December 2011
I hope this pre-Christmas round up finds you all well. Here in the BCSC office we have been somewhat disappointed to find ourselves extremely busy in what should be the ... > more
In this update:
> Autumn Statement
> Local Government Finance Bill
> Scotland plans to cut empty property rate relief
> Mary Portas Review

Policy Update - November 2011
Earlier this month, the Prime Minister summed up his approach to planning reform, asserting Our businesses need the space to grow. That's why we're reforming our planning system". Kicking into ... > more
In this update:
> Business Rates
> National Planning Policy Framework
> Mary Portas Review
> Localism Bill
> Sustainability
> Protests in public places
> Look ahead PBR

Policy Update - Summer Roundup, July 2011
Here in Westminster, the hectic summer term has finally drawn to an end. In the last two weeks alone, the Government has launched the second phase of its Local Government

I hope that this short update raises awareness of some of our Government relations activity. As noted in my last email to you, I am now a regular blogger through Estates Gazette and have my own twitter account, which complements our BCSC corporate account. Id be delighted to hear from you via whatever communications platform you prefer, especially if that means lunch.

I look forward to catching up with many of you in person at the BCSC Annual Conference and Exhibition in September. If you still need to book, you can do so here.
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In this update:
> National Planning Policy Framework
> Mary Portas Review
> Localism Bill
> Sustainability
> Local Government Resource Review

Policy Update - March 2011
Last week the Chancellor delivered his second Budget. In advance of this, in collaboration with Lunson Mitchenall, we produced our report Shopping Centre Development Pipeline 2011. We used ... > more
In this update:
> Urban Development
> Asset Management
> Sustainability

Policy Update - Christmas Roundup, December 2010
It has been six months since the members of Coalition Government took to their ministerial limousines, and we are now beginning to see the direction of their travel.

The spring ...
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In this update:
> Business rates
> Localism
> Local government finance
> Sustainability

Policy Update - Election Special, May 2010
The UK has elected its first formal Coalition Government since 1945. The policy ramifications of this are not yet known in full. To date, the Liberal - Conservative Coalition Government ... > more
In this update:
> Occupancy Costs
> Sustainability
> Planning/Regeneration

Policy Update - Election Special, April 2010
With the Prime Minister expected to call the election by Monday 12 April in order to allow for polling day to take place on 6 May, we thought it might ... > more
In this update:
> Occupancy Costs
> Planning/Regeneration
> Sustainability

Policy Update February 2010
Now more than ever it is crucial that we seek to identify and minimise the commercial risks posed to our sector by government legislation. It is therefore incumbent upon BCSC ... > more
In this update:
> Affordable retail rents - London
> Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
> Planning Policy Statement 4 (PPS4)
> Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBDII)
> Secondary Centres: The Impact of the Recession on Secondary Shopping Centres

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Contact us    
To discuss any aspect of industry issues and BCSC policy, please contact
Edward Cooke, Director of Policy and Public Affairs on edward.cooke@bcsc.org.uk / 020 7227 4481 or
Helen Drury, Sustainability Manager on
helen.drury@bcsc.org.uk / 020 7227 3455
BCSC is committed to developing communication channels with public sector representatives and local authorities to ensure that the issues concerning our industry remain high on the public agenda.

> Occupancy costs
> Sustainability
> Retail-led regeneration
> Smaller towns and secondary centres
> Education
Government Consultations  
Click on the titles below to view the archive of previously submitted consultation papers. These are arranged in reverse-chronological order, i.e. the most recent papers appear at the top of the list.

Budget 2014 Submission
Read BCSC's submission to the Chancellor, focussing on business rates, infrastructure, planning and environmental sustainability.

Checking & Challenging Rateable Values Assessments [03/03/2014]

The Green Deal [25/02/2014]
  > full list of consultation documents  

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