Chris Stewart Cabinet secretary for the economy Keith Brown and property developer Chris Stewart will today co-chair the inaugural Scottish Real Estate Forum, established to underline the status of the property sector as a key economic driver.
After First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government to MSPs at Holyrood yesterday, Scottish Construction Now highlights the details and responses of interest to construction and the wider sector. Infrastructure investment
Derek Mackay Thirteen of Scotland’s leading business organisations have written a joint letter to the Scottish Government’s cabinet secretary for finance and the constitution seeking a reversal of the decision to double the Business Rates Large Business Supplement from 1.3p to 2.6p.
David Melhuish The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has called for the 5 per cent threshold of residential LBTT to be raised to £500,000 in the light of evidence suggesting a downturn in the value and number of transactions in the first year of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).
The Atria building in Edinburgh The value of sales in the Scottish commercial property market has increased by £200 million in the second quarter of 2016 to £819m despite a 13 per cent fall in investment values to £382m, according to new statistics.
Mandy Catterall Annual planning decision time statistics published by the Scottish Government have been met with a mixed reaction by the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) and Homes for Scotland (HFS).
Pam Ewen RTPI Scotland and the Scottish Property Federation have welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that it will seek to simplify and strengthen the planning system with a White Paper later this year and a Planning Bill in 2017.
David Melhuish Scottish Property Federation director David Melhuish summarises the latest developments in Scottish real estate policy, and explains what is being done to attract investment into Scotland’s cities.
David Melhuish Scotland’s property industry has warned of the underlying effects of the Scottish Government’s “failure” to address a potential revaluation of the council tax base or re-structure the existing bands to introduce further higher value bands.