Covid-19 Daily Briefing

Daily briefings on the most relevant news affecting our industry from the past 24 hours.

Danton’s Death - or why you shouldn’t bet your life’s savings (just yet) on the Pfizer vaccine

Many moons ago when I was with my then very arty girlfriend, I got dragged along to a small theatre to watch a production of...

Were we too harsh on Boris? No. Here’s why.

We respond to some of the debate yesterday's blog stirred up.

Businesses must get more vocal over lockdown

Winston Churchill once said: “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.”

It’s time to take out Tourism VAT for good

A permanent VAT cut for the tourism sector would boost one of the UK's most vital exports.

What will build-to-rent look like after COVID-19?

The pandemic has impacted all real estate sectors in some way or another - but which are going to come out stronger?

Commercial landlords should brace for more pain

The second rent quarter day of 2020 was dire but the third will likely be worse.

Budget 2020: what’s the outlook for real estate?

Blackstock Consulting's clients' share their analysis of what the new budget means for the property industry.

VAT on Homes Built to Rent

Yes tax is boring, but it’s important too, and despite what you may think it's extremely important for the Build to Rent sector. While we...
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PropCast: From M&S and House of Fraser to beds and sheds

Following the recent IPF Consensus Forecast, Blackstock Consulting hosted a property podcast with Pam Craddock (Investment Property Forum), Tom Goodwin (Aviva) and Malcolm Frodsham (Real...

PropCast: Building trust in BTR

Rory O'Hagan, director of Assael Architecture and Ed Fowkes, development director of Prosperity Capital Partners discuss building trust in the build to rent sector, with...

Banks’ real estate lending losses revealed

New research has revealed for the first time that UK banks collectively made no profit from real estate lending during the market cycle from 1992...