Property Community

As property costs continue to rise, it is increasingly important to identify opportunities to minimise costs, be it freezing business rates, securing longer-term taxation reform and improving relationships with landlords.

Powers are also increasingly being devolved locally and retailers are working to derive more value from local partnerships.

The Property Community gives members the opportunity to shape the debate and tackle the issues collaboratively, effectively influencing government, landlords and the broader property landscape.


Members

  • Property Directors
  • Estate Managers
  • Business Rates Managers


Goal

 

priority

Support a successful retail industry transformation in the use of property   Maintain momentum on fundamental reform of, and secure incremental improvements to business rates
 

 Delivering for members 

  • Saving the industry £210m in business rates through a move from Retail Price Index to Consumer Price Index 
  • Securing more frequent rates revaluations from 2021
  • Removing the future requirement for costly rates self-assessments
  • Working to improve Check, Challenge, Appeal system
  • Delivering a £12m per year business rates saving once Scottish parity restored with Large Business Supplement in England
  • Publishing a Making a Success of Devolution guide for members


Community Manager

Dominic Curran

Policy Adviser - Property


Dominic is the Property Policy Adviser at the BRC, specialising in business rates, planning, landlord and tenants legislation, and matters relating to the high street. Prior to joining the BRC in 2019 he worked for the Greater London Authority and for local government.

Contact Dominic by email or LinkedIn.