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FMs’ strategic importance recognised but not utilised report finds

A new report has found that the average Head of Facilities spends less than one day a week dedicated to planning and strategy, despite the clear importance of strategic Facilities Management (FM) to business. The RICS report, “Raising the Bar: ...

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RICS and CoreNet Global announce industry collaboration

RICS and CoreNet Global have teamed up, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deliver joint support and educational content to professionals in the corporate and commercial property sectors.

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Only four months before VAT kicks in for listed building refurbs

With the introduction of VAT on listed buildings on 1 October 2012 fast approaching, many owners are frantically trying to complete alteration and restoration work to their listed properties to save thousands of pounds and secure the property_'s future for generations to come.

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RICS: Government solution to ensure flooding insurance is vague and unfair

RICS has responded to the announcement by DEFRA on a solution to ensuring insurance protection for those in flood risk areas.

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RICS to stimulate lending on new and self build homes

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has recently published its Valuation of Individual New Build Homes Guidance, which aims to increase lending on new and self build houses by encouraging greater confidence in valuations.

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Prospects of a new income stream fuels rural interest in wind farms

RICS surveyors note a growing interest in the use of land to generate renewable energy. Growing concern about climate change and energy security has sparked the country-wide development of renewable energy facilities and commercial interest from landowners and developers, says RICS.

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RICS Wales welcomes review of business rates

RICS welcomed the review of business rates in Wales, published by the Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science, Edwina Hart AM last week (12 June).

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