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31ten In the News

 City Regeneration 2016

City regeneration 2016

Developing bespoke funding and delivery solutions to unlock development

Andy spoke at the City Regeneration 2016 conference - Watch the video and download the presentation.

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Articles with our thoughts and insights

DCLG property investment iconRoom 151, 23 Nov 2017

DCLG faces calls to clarify guidance over borrowing for property investment

Experts are calling for greater clarity over proposed guidance governing council borrowing to fund investment in property after an expected budget crackdown failed to materialise.

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Business rates reform 2015Room 151, 08 Oct, 2015

Business rates reform raises uncertainty for council revenues

Uncertainty hangs over the fate of councils suffering from low economic growth in the wake of the announcement from the chancellor George Osborne that councils will be allowed to keep 100% of business rates.

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Croydon TIFRoom 151, 24 Sep 2015

Croydon seeks rates deal to fund £300m TIF development

London Borough of Croydon has submitted a bid to the Treasury to exempt town centre sites from periodic business rates resetting in order to fund £300m of borrowing for new infrastructure.

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Public Finance Commercial BreaksPublic Finance, 14 Feb 2011

Commercial Breaks by

Chris Shepherd

Local authorities have been given a range of new powers to encourage development, but a more business-like mind-set is needed to make them a success, says Chris Shepherd.

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Room 151 LABVsRoom 151, 01 May 2014

Q&A with Chris Shepherd on LABVs

Local asset backed vehicles (LABVs) were all the rage a few years ago. Room151 talks to Chris Shepherd, head of real estate and assets – London at the government & infrastructure advisory division of consultant Grant Thornton about whether they are still a good option, and what else local authorities can do to sweat their land assets.

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Public Finance Estate of the NationPublic Finance, 08 Oct 2010

Estate of the Nation by Andy Pack

Councils can use their land and buildings to significantly boost their income. Andy Pack of GVA Grimley discusses how to do this....


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Architects Journal Public HousingArchitect's Journal, 16 Jan 2015

Councils to turn developers as Treasury backs '£20bn' housebuilding drive

English local authorities will be at the forefront of a new wave of housebuilding with a Treasury review set to recommend more councils establish their own development companies

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