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More than £131 million denied to criminals as a result of AML efforts

13 December 2019

The National Crime Agency has released its annual report on Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) in relation to money laundering and terrorist financing. Estate agents made 635 SARs reports in the past year, which made up 0.13 per cent of total SARs and is 10.56 per cent fewer than last year. Read More...

General Election and Brexit add to uncertainty weighing on housing market confidence

11 December 2019

Brexit and the General Election result pose two of the biggest risks to the stability of the housing market in 2020, the Building Societies Association’s quarterly Property Tracker survey reveals. A rise in the cost of living and weak economic growth is also significant perceived risks. Read More...

GE2019 - How do the manifestos match?

10 December 2019

Before the political parties finalised their manifestoes for the General Election on 12 December, Propertymark published its own ‘manifesto’ calling on the new Government to regulate and reform the housing sector. How do the major parties’ manifestoes meet Propertymark’s calls on the issues the property industry faces? Read More...

PRS Trajectory Stakeholder Workshops ahead of consultation

Tuesday 04 June 2019

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is hosting a series of workshops across the UK where they will discuss policy options for minimum energy efficiency standards in the private rented sector, in advance of a formal consultation.

Currently, private rented homes are required to meet a standard of E in their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The government is suggesting an increase to an EPC Band C by 2030, ‘where practical, cost-effective and affordable'. Don’t miss this chance for your views as a landlord to shape the policy design from the very beginning of this process.

The sessions are for landlords of any type or number of domestic properties, their agents, and other interested parties and will be held between late June and mid-July, with refreshments provided. A webinar for those who cannot attend in person will also be held on Thursday 11 July, 10.30am-12.30pm.

To join the webinar on Thursday 11 July at 10.30am, please visit this webpage.

Please make sure in advance that you have the relevant extensions/software to use Webex on your computer or tablet.

If required, you may need to enter some of the following details -

Meeting number: 704 702 600

Password: SrFPr3wp

You can also join by phone -

44-08002796633 Call-in toll-free number

+44-3306068580 Call-in number

821 998 3727 Conference Code

Any questions or queries, please get in touch with prstrajectoryfeedback@beis.gov.uk.