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  • News | Thinking outside of the bricks: RICS paper calls for industry to embrace alternatives
    RICS paper on Modern Methods of Construction: A forward-thinking solution to the housing crisis The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) today releases a paper calling on Government and the construction industry to think outside of the bricks and boost diversity in construction skills, by embracing Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). RICS Modern Methods of Construction analyses the benefits of embracing off site modular housing, and using PropTech to aid modern day housing delivery. It also addresses and recommends incentives Government could use to encourage builders to take the alternative methods up. The UK construction sector makes up a significant part of the UK economy, representing 8% of GDP and 9% of employment and brings in £150 billion in investment.* As an enabler for growth and development in the UK, the sector has struggled in the last few years to meet with growing demand in the residential sector. Currently the Government have...
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  • News | Government must stamp out outdated housing taxes to help young people buy their own homes, says RICS
    Government must stamp out outdated housing taxes to help young people buy their own homes, says RICS A housing tax overhaul including ending stamp duty on certain properties could rebalance the UK housing market and reignite activity across all tenures, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) New figures show that nearly half of respondents to the RICS Residential Market Survey suggest using tax incentives to encourage downsizing, while making changes to Stamp Duty and Council Tax would help thousands more young people realise their dream of owning their own home. Over 20% of respondents suggested tax incentives to encourage downsizing, could see the existing UK housing stock distributed more efficiently, matching properties better to housing needs, and benefiting the entire housing chain, as well as addressing the UK’s wider housing shortage. RICS has long called on Government to incentivise downsizing, to no avail. One method suggested is...
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  • Event | Accounting | 2 October 2018, Stoke of Trent
    As a mandatory competency for APC candidates, RICS Matrics in North Staffordshire have organised a seminar on accounting principles and procedures presented by Michael Burgess, tax Director at Mitten Clarke to include: Accounting concepts; The format and preparation of management and company accounts; Profit and loss statements; Cash flow statements; Balance sheets; Property taxation; Cloud accounting. A light breakfast will kindly be provided by Mitten Clarke. Date: 2 October 2018 Time: 8:30am Venue: Mitten Clarke, Festival Way, Stoke-on-Trent,  ST1 5SQ Cost: Free Book online now
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  • Event | Interprofessional Quiz | 26 September, Leamington Spa
    Join RICS Matrics Coventry & Warwickshire and YREP (Midlands) for our inaugural joint event. We are delighted to welcome you to a pub quiz night at The Clarendon in Leamington. The event is open to both RICS and other young professionals in the Coventry and Warwickshire area, a social occasion allowing you to meet other like-minded professionals. The evening will start at 18:30 with an opportunity for socialising and then guests will be split into teams for a general trivia quiz at 20.00.   Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Date: 26 September 2018 Time: 18:30 - 22:00 Venue: The Clarendon, 44-46  Clarendon Ave, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4RZ Admission: Free Book online
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  • Event | Tour of RICS Award winner Attingham Park | 17 October, Shrewsbury
    A talk and tour on the RICS Awards 2018, West Midlands Building Conservation winner, Attingham Park - Visitor Centre, Biomass Plant, and Stables Cafe Renovations. The team behind the project will discuss Attingham and its historic significance Business needs, visitor offers and challenges Working in the context of a heritage setting The architectural design process Key benefits, outcomes and lessons learnt The morning also offers you the chance to see the award winning project with your own eyes. Date: 17 October 2018 Time: 10:00 - 12:00 Location: Attingham Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury SY4 4TP Cost: £10.00 Register online now
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