'Economy, Tax & Legal'

Insightful'19 - the future of our industry.

Date: 30/11/2018
Description:

Join us and our dynamic speakers as we explore the economic and wider outlook. It isn’t just Brexit that will change the fortunes of retail. When our event takes place, we’ll be literally weeks away from closing the door on Europe. Or, will we?

Gain insightful perspectives of what it’s going to be like beyond Brexit from different experts from our community. Challenge our panel with your concerns and questions. Join the debate and face up to the future with confidence ...

Budget 2018: Our reaction.

Date: 29/10/2018
Description:

What you need to know tonight!

Philip Hammond announced “the era of austerity is coming to an end” as the growth forecast rises to 1.6% for 2018. Here’s what you need to know tonight in retail property and placemaking:

 A new UK digital services tax for businesses with revenues of £500m+ from April 2020, not an online sales tax

 Rates relief for small businesses, a cut of a third for retailers in England with an RV of £51,000 or less

 A ...

Your October Quarterly Retail Briefing.

Date: 10/10/2018
Description:

The sun fuelled demand pulled forward purchases in some categories while delaying demand in others. In total, retail sales in August rose by 3.3%. 

As consumer confidence remains low and sticky inflation has increased pressure on consumers’ budgets, we remain cautious on the remainder of the year.

What more, the chances of a no-deal Brexit have risen and there is a risk of further damage to both business and consumer confidence and knock-on implications to spending across the ...

Company Voluntary Arrangements: Our action.

Date: 04/10/2018
Description:

Damage is being caused to local communities and the retail industry across the UK by Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs).

Every section of our membership has grave concerns about the advice being given to parties seeking to enter into such arrangements, and the detrimental effects felt not only by retail landlords, but by retailers not using this tactic, high streets and retail parks across the UK, and ultimately the wider economy.

It is beyond doubt that the process is being abused, with ...

Revo Manchester 2018. It's here!

Date: 21/09/2018
Description:

This is the largest gathering of its kind in the UK – bringing together the sector’s key decision makers and dynamic businesses that together create, deliver, operate and occupy great places to live, work, shop, eat and be entertained.

Connect with over 2,500 senior decision makers from across our diverse and progressive retail property and placemaking industry. Do deals. Learn. Socialise.

Find out more here

 

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Revo and ICSC agree on global partnership.

Date: 20/09/2018
Description:

We're pleased to announce the signing of a formal agreement with The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

We're absolutely delighted to join 14 national organisations representing retail property and placemaking across Europe and the globe and in doing so allowing for a more collaborative, strategic and mutually beneficial relationship that will advance the interests of our global community.

We're joining the following countries:

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UK Classification for Retail Assets.

Date: 17/09/2018
Description:

At Revo we believe that a standardised classification for retail assets would support our goal of creating a common, objective, fairer and more positive vernacular for retail assets in the UK. Our aim through this industry-wide consultation is to create a voluntary classification methodology to be used across the sector.

At present the UK market largely describes locations as either “prime” or “secondary”, which is clearly too broad brush and it does not recognise ...

Revo Scotland - CVAs: Here to Stay? Seminar & Annual Drinks Reception.

Date: 10/09/2018
Description:

The second instalment of our Repurposing Retail series will take a closer look at what CVAs really mean.

Are they here to stay in light of current challenges? What are the potential consequences for other retailers, local authorities and crucially the wider investment community?

Following the seminar, join us for our Scotland Annual Drinks Reception – a unique opportunity to learn, network and socialise all in one evening!

 

More information can be found here

Revo Manchester 2018: Bursting with inspiration from floor to ceiling!

Date: 08/08/2018
Description:

Jam packed with the who’s who and latest thinking in retail property and placemaking. 

  • 2,500+ of the most senior decision makers representing c. 1,000 businesses 

  • 600+ occupiers representing over 240 brands

  • 19 hours CPD. Be inspired by speakers including Peter Cowgill, CEO, JD Sports; Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council; Crispin Lilly, CEO, Everyman; and many more

  • F&B and leisure showcases ...

Shopping Centre Classification, have your say!

Date: 23/07/2018
Description:

We would like to invite you to take part in an industry-wide consultation with a view to establishing a formal classification of retail assets. 

We believe we need a wider, more objective range of categories which recognises that different locations fulfil different customer needs. This will support a more accurate assessment of assets.

Our aim is, subject to feedback, to publish the new ...

Quarterly Retail Economic Briefing.

Date: 11/07/2018
Description:

Retail sales improved, rising by 4.2% in May, year-on-year, supported by short-term factors such as warm weather and the Royal Wedding.

However, consumer confidence remained on a downwards trajectory in June as concerns over the economy and Brexit persist. 

To find out more, members can check out the Quarterly Retail Economic Briefing here, prepared in partnership with Retail Economics

 

If you aren't a member, you can view a snapshot of the report here. You simply need to log in ...

Revo Manchester 2018 - hear all about it!

Date: 09/07/2018
Description:

The Revo Manchester 2018 conference programme is building up to be the biggest and best ever.

You’ll hear from the industry’s most innovative players, who through their unique businesses and talents are embracing and transforming our dynamic retail property and placemaking community.

Be inspired. Be transfixed. Be astounded. Our conference programme is a roller-coaster of insight, interaction and enlightenment. Plus, it'll reward you with 19 hours CPD.

...

Write your own story as a Revo member.

Date: 06/07/2018
Description:

We're on a mission to expand our community.

Over the past 6 months we've released videos, featuring some willing member volunteers, reading a story of an imaginary member called Suzy from Bushy Bratley and all the benefits she recieves.

View our most recent one here with Jaya Relwani from Ellandi!

 

Grimsey Review 2: Our thoughts.

Date: 04/07/2018
Description:

We agree with many, if not all, of Bill’s recommendations but in truth it is time for less talk and more action. 

In 2013 we led a Government supported Taskforce on the future of high streets, aptly named Beyond ...

CVA legislation broken and needs urgent review.

Date: 22/06/2018
Description:

Mark Williams, President of Revo, said: The fact that House of Fraser is able to proceed with such a fiercely opposed CVA underlines that this legislation is completely broken and needs urgent review. 

Landlords alone – many of which are pension funds and Local Authorities  – ...

Store closures are a complex issue.

Date: 17/05/2018
Description:

Once again this morning we’ve woken to the news of a CVA on the high street.

There are many underlying reasons for the recent spate of store closures that have been announced and the retail sector is a complex one, but what is entirely clear is that the cost of doing business on the high street is a massive burden that has to be ...

Local authorities spend £3.8bn on commercial property assets in last five years.

Date: 13/04/2018
Description:

Joint research by Carter Jonas and Revo aims to identify solutions for fixing the UK’s town centres.

Carter Jonas, the national property consultancy, and Revo, the national membership organisation for retail property and placemaking, have unveiled that local authorities have spent around £3.8bn on commercial property assets between 2013-2017. 

Spelthorne Borough Council in Surrey, which contains the towns of Ashford, Shepperton, Staines and Sunbury, was the biggest local ...

Quarterly Retail Briefing: April 2018.

Date: 12/04/2018
Description:

Consumer confidence proved resilient in the first quarter of 2018, as it improved to -7 in March 2018, beating market expectations of -10.

The consumer environment remains challenging for retailers though, with some well-known retailers having gone into administration or securing CVAs. As the inflation outpaces real earnings growth, bearing down on personal finances, the retail market will remain difficult.

To find out more, members can view our Quarterly Retail Briefing prepared ...

Spring Statement: Our reaction.

Date: 14/03/2018
Description:

“The Chancellor’s unexpected concession on business rates is welcome, but does not alleviate the pressure on the retail sector in what the Government acknowledges is a fragile economy.

Three year revaluations mean we have a tax more closely aligned with market conditions, but nonetheless still totally out of step with the structural changes within the retail sector. 

“We urge the Government to hold to its commitment to review business rates as well as exploring how ...

Revo Manchester 2018 - our doors are open!

Date: 06/02/2018
Description:

Three key business reasons to be there: Do deals. Learn. Socialise.

Connect with over 2,500 senior decision makers from across our diverse and progressive retail property and placemaking industry. This is the largest gathering of our community in the UK – all the people and businesses that together create, deliver, operate and occupy great places for work, rest and play.

How much? Member priority tickets are just £395 until Friday 20 April! Not a Revo member? Sorry, tickets ...

Once upon a time in the life of a Revo Member.

Date: 06/02/2018
Description:

We've just released our first ever membership campaign video!

The wonderful Tom Stewart from Bay Media features in the January edition.

Discover how the mysterious Suzy from Bushy Bratley engages with us to benefit her business and career!

GDPR: a gigantic headache for retail and property.

Date: 24/01/2018
Description:

We’re just months away from the new GDPR legalisation coming into effect and there’s no time like the present to ensure you’re compliant.

This industry wide workshop, delivered with RPC, will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the practical issues GDPR presents for the retail property industry and your business, and get the solutions you need.

It could be a gigantic headache for you, and us. So book your place now to relieve some of that pain.

Quarterly Economic Briefing: Special Edition January 2018.

Date: 11/01/2018
Description:

As we enter 2018, the political and economic uncertainty haunts the consumer and retail business environment. 

In light of this, we, in partnership with Retail Economics, have published a special edition of the Quarterly Economic Briefing, taking a glance at the retail market in 2018.

Members can access the full report here

You can also access a free snapshot report here

Budget 2017: Revo makes progress on business rates, digital & housing.

Date: 23/11/2017
Description:

Whilst economic forecasts were downgraded, the Chancellor delivered a politically safe Budget speech yesterday to steady the Government ship, predicated on a drive for new housing. 

There were positive developments on business rates after sustained campaigning by Revo and partners, and we have called on the Chancellor to go further in the review into digital economy taxation. 

Immediately post-Budget, we met with Jake Berry, Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse ...

Revo welcomes CPI indexation, calls for further reform as part of digital review.

Date: 22/11/2017
Description:

We have responded to the Budget today by welcoming the Chancellor’s announcement to move business rates indexation to CPI in April 2018 and commit to 3-yearly revaluations.

Towns and cities are at the heart of everything we do, from business right through to community. The UK will only flourish if we protect, invest and nurture our urban landscape and meeting the challenges and opportunities posed by the digital economy.

Revo will continue to press the case for our industry just as the ...

Revo calls on Chancellor to take immediate action to cap business rates in Autumn Budget.

Date: 17/11/2017
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We've called on the Chancellor to take action to support business and retail in the upcoming Budget.

In September, a sharp increase of 3.9% to RPI, against which business ...

Revo demands 2% cap on business rates rises in joint business group letter to Chancellor.

Date: 26/10/2017
Description:

Responding to the latest Retail Price Inflation (RPI) figures which could lead to an additional £300 million being added to the tax bills of UK retailers, Revo has called for immediate action in the November Budget alongside key business groups in a joint letter to the Chancellor.

September’s 3.9% rate rise will be used to ...

Placemaking for Diversity & Inclusion.

Date: 23/10/2017
Description:

How can places reflect the diversity of the population and create value for businesses?

Tuesday 14 November, 18:00 - 21:00 at WeWork Aldgate, London.

Following the announcement between ourselves and the British Property Federation (BBF) to launch a new partnership to push forward diversity in the industry, Real Estate Women have invited the leaders behind this initiative to tell more about how diversity and inclusion can be incorporated into space planning, business development and ...

Guide Dogs - Inclusivity at Work.

Date: 23/10/2017
Description:

Guide Dogs has recently launched its new Inclusivity at Work programme to help organisations equip their business, empower their staff and enhance their ...

We're calling for 2% cap on business rates to support British retail.

Date: 18/10/2017
Description:

RPI figures could add £300m to retailers’ tax bills 

The latest Retail Price Inflation (RPI) figures, published today ...

Revo responds to May’s Keynote at Conservative Party Conference 2017.

Date: 04/10/2017
Description:

Matthew Ogg, Revo Policy Advisor, said:

While the Prime Minister rightly began to address the housing crisis facing the UK, the Conservative Party have once again failed to address the wider built environment in any meaningful way.

This Government has a real opportunity to breathe new life into our towns and cities creating new jobs and opportunities, fostering community through good development and placemaking.

...

Revo responds to Corbyn Keynote at Labour Party Conference 2017.

Date: 28/09/2017
Description:

Matthew Ogg, Revo Policy Advisor, said:

Listening to Jeremy Corbyn, one could have been convinced that regeneration is a dirty word, after his keynote speech in Brighton today. However, retail-led regeneration plays a vital role breathing new life into our towns and cities creating ...

Positive confirmation on commitment to CPI indexation.

Date: 27/07/2017
Description:

As you may be aware there was some recent speculation that government would renege on its commitment to move the means of inflating the UBR from RPI to the historically lower CPI, due to pressure to increase public spending elsewhere. 

As such, a group of business organisations including ourselves collaborated to seek assurances from ...

How are we doing?

Date: 10/07/2017
Description:

We would like your honest, open thoughts.

You could win a £50 Love2shop voucher for letting us know!

Ever since we rebranded to Revo, we've been working hard to raise our game.

We’re committed to enhancing and improving our output in order to support our community to succeed.

There’s been some good stuff since last ...

Revo's reaction to the General Election 2017.

Date: 09/06/2017
Description:

Responding to the results of the General Election, Revo is calling for the major parties to come together around the negotiating table and find a solution in order to form a viable government which works in the national interest. Continued uncertainty at home and abroad only causes further harm to the economy.

It is imperative that whoever ...

Quarterly Retail Briefing: June 2017.

Date: 06/06/2017
Description:

Revo in partnership with Retail Economics is delighted to publish its Quarterly Retail Briefing, as part of our analytics research programme. Nearly a year after the EU referendum, the retail market performs well. However, rising inflation is expected to suppress wage growth and consumer spending.

 

Members can access the report here

Creating Place: A retail property & placemaking manifesto for General Election 2017

Date: 11/05/2017
Description:

Revo publishes 14 point Election Manifesto to support UK retail & real estate

National Planning Policy will undermine Government housing strategy

Date: 03/05/2017
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Business alliance signs letter on business rates reform

Date: 03/05/2017
Description:

Revo, along with a number of other trade bodies, are co-signatories to a letter sent to the three political parties to make the case for fundamental reform of the business ...

Revo's submission to the government's Building our Industrial Strategy Green Paper

Date: 19/04/2017
Description:

Revo this week delivered a submission to the government’s Building our Industrial Strategy Green Paper.

The ten pillars offer a foundation around which to build a modern industrial strategy but the importance of place and placemaking in this debate must not be eschewed. Without physical real estate – both an industry of itself and an enabler of other industries – and supporting infrastructure, a modern industrial strategy cannot be realised.
 

Key pillars that must be ...

Invoking Article 50 - our response

Date: 29/03/2017
Description:

On the Prime Minister’s letter invoking Article 50 – notifying Brussels of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union – Edward Cooke, Chief Executive said:

...

MIPIM 2017 – Investing in the UK retail market: a global opportunity?

Date: 15/03/2017
Description:

Thursday 16 March, 14:00 - 14:45, Government Marquee

The UK is a great place to do business. One of the most mature, competitive and technologically enabled retail markets in the world. This has major advantages. And of course, more can be done to attract inward investment, especially given the current political and economic environment. Revo is very pleased to be working with government on the best ways to attract the best people and companies to the UK, and this session will explore these ...

Budget 2017: Our comment

Date: 08/03/2017
Description:

Giulia Bunting, Revo President and Director, GL Hearn said:

“Whilst some of the announcements on digital infrastructure investment should be welcomed, and will add to the UK's reputation as an advanced digital economy, the announcements on business rates will leave many underwhelmed.

The message that the tax is no longer fit for ...

Budget 2017: Tinker, Tailor…

Date: 08/03/2017
Description:

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first and last spring Budget in the Commons this afternoon boosted by revised economic growth forecasts from the OBR.

Appearances can be deceiving, as a slim Budget laced with a touch of self-deprecating humour began to unravel at the edges for the tinkering Chancellor in the days following his speech. Forced into his first ‘u-turn’ over National Insurance Contributions in order to fulfil a manifesto promise made before his tenure, the ...

Our reponse to Business Rates

Date: 07/03/2017
Description:

Edward Cooke, Chief Executive:

“We have constantly campaigned for evolution in the business rates regime - change that reflects that changing nature of our sector. It’s vital this is done collaboratively, transparently and fairly. We are committed to working with ministers, but without a transparent and fair appeals system, everybody loses.”

 

Read our reactions to government below:

07/03/17: Revo Budget Submission

22/02/17: Business Rates Reform Letter

15/02/17: Joint ...

The Retail Property Industry: its Contribution to the UK eEonomy 2008

Date: 01/09/2008
Description: THE RETAIL PROPERTY INDUSTRY Its contribution to the UK economy 2008 THE RETAIL PROPERTY INDUSTRY Its contribution to the UK economy 2008 BCSC 1 Queen Anne’s Gate Westminster, London SW1H 9BT www.bcsc.org.uk Price: £100 (BCSC members £50) Cert no. XXX-XXX-XXXX Designed and produced by www.in2.co.uk THE RETAIL PROPERTY INDUSTRY Its contribution to the UK economy 2008 Retail expenditure is expected to grow to £370bn by 2013 and UK retailled employment is expected to rise by 3% over the ...

CentreNews. Spring Issue

Date: 29/04/2015
Description: CENTRE NEWS | ISSUE 3 CENTRE NEWS SPRING 2015 | ISSUE 3 As a proud member of the SCM diploma alumni, I’m delighted to see this year’s list of graduates. W elcome to the Spring edition of Centre News. In this edition, the focus is on customer experience, the edge that makes the difference. In the age of social media and review websites, a poor experience by a customer can quickly go viral. This is something we all want to avoid! BCSC celebrates and awards customer excellence through the ...

Guidance Note 52: National Non-domestic Rating – Changes in Void Rating

Date: 19/12/2007
Description: In the budget of March 2007, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced significant reforms to the existing void rating legislation in England and Wales.

Devolving Sunday Trading Rules - BCSC Response

Date: 25/09/2015
Description: Government consultation on devolving Sunday trading rules: BCSC response BCSC is the membership body for retail property. We represent around 450 companies and campaign for sustainable urban retail. Our members are major Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) such as Westfield, Hammerson, Land Securities and intu, real estate fund managers including Aviva, Aberdeen, Hermes Investment Management and M&G Real Estate, asset managers including Ellandi and Hark Group, property consultants such as ...

Political Insight Newsletter #01

Date: 25/09/2015
Description: View in browser Follow us: #BCSCinsight This is the first of our new monthly government relations newsletter which replaces BCSCFifteen, the communication you received in the run up to May’s General Election. This update will contain lots of information on latest policy developments and the impact on our industry, what we are doing to represent your interests, some political insight and maybe even a touch of gossip…. It’s good to talk, so drop me a line if you have any comments, and ...

Business Rates Review - BPF BCSC Response

Date: 12/06/2015
Description:                                                                                                                                               To:  businessrates.review@hmtreasury.gsi.gov.uk   Date:  12  June  2015   Business  rates  review:  terms  of  reference  and  discussion  paper   Introduction   This  submission  is  made  on  behalf  of  the  British  Council  of  Shopping  Centres ...

Enterprise Bill 2015 Cl 22 and 23

Date: 13/10/2015
Description: Enterprise Bill: Clauses 22 and 23 BCSC / BPF paper on rating appeals in England Prepared with the support of rating specialist Gerald Eve BCSC is the representative body for all aspects of retail property investment, development and operation, our membership includes major occupiers and owners of retail real estate. BPF is a membership organisation devoted to representing the interests of all those involved in real estate ownership and investment. Summary of BCSC / BPF position 1. Business ...

Political Insight Newsletter #02

Date: 20/10/2015
Description: View in browser Follow us: #BCSCinsight We're back with your monthly dose of thought-provoking insight (well, we like to think so anyway) to update you on what BCSC has been doing to represent your interests to key political decision makers. It has been party conferences galore over the past few weeks, so now it's time to review and share the highs and lows of each. It’s good to talk, so drop me a line if you have any comments, or are willing to share any of your own political ...

Response to: Reforming the Business Energy Efficiency Tax Landscape

Date: 09/11/2015
Description: A British Property Federation and BCSC response to: Reforming the Business Energy Efficiency Tax Landscape 9th November 2015 Section A: Background this response is jointly supported by: BRITISH PROPERTY FEDERATION (BPF) The BPF represents companies owning, managing and investing in property. This includes a broad range of businesses comprising commercial property owners, the financial institutions and pension Date funds, corporate landlords, residential landlords, as well as all those ...

Letter to Marcus Jones MP 20/11/15

Date: 20/11/2015
Description: Marcus Jones MP Minister for Local Government, Department for Communities and Local Government, Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF 24 November 2015 Dear Minister, The new business rates appeals regime We are writing to you as business groups representing a range of property owners and occupiers to raise our concerns over the proposed changes to the business rates appeals system. Last year we welcomed the government’s decision to reconsider its consultation on the business ...

Political Insight Newsletter #03

Date: 30/11/2015
Description: view in browser Follow us: #BCSCinsight Following George Osborne's Spending Review and Autumn Statement speech last week, we thought we'd drop you a note on what we've been doing to represent and voice your interests to political decision makers on key policy issues. It’s good to talk, so drop me a line if you have any comments, or are willing to share any of your own political intelligence. Ed Cooke, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, @BCSCEdCooke Not a BCSC member? Find out more ...

Centre News | Winter 2015 | Issue 5

Date: 30/11/2015
Description: PURPLE APPLE MARKETING COMMITTEE SECURITY NOTICE IF MARKETING IS FROM MARS NIRSC STUDY TOUR 2015 SERCMA’S GATWICK AIRPORT VISIT FOOTFALL MONITOR CENTRE NEWS WINTER 2015 | ISSUE 5 Copyright © 2015 BCSC him with affection and respect. • “John was a true gentleman, always willing to help others and a keen advocate of all that was good within our industry. He will be greatly missed by all those who had the pleasure of working with or knowing him. I am sure you will join us in passing on ...

Business Rates: Who Pays and Why it Matters

Date: 10/12/2015
Description: Business rates are a £26 billion tax at a crossroads: concerns about the operation of the system led to a Treasury-led review announced earlier in 2015; whilst the Chancellor’s recent Autumn Statement confirmed that, by 2020, business rates would become a fully devolved local tax.

Political Insight Newsletter #04

Date: 18/12/2015
Description: view in browser Follow us: #BCSCinsight Now that the festive period is in full swing and we are getting perilously close to Christmas, I'm sure that you are ready to take a well deserved rest and quite possibly hibernate until at least early Spring. As an early Christmas gift (we know you put this on your list, don't deny it) until we all arrive back at our desks in the New Year, here's what we've been up to this month . It’s good to talk, so drop me a line if you have any comments, or are ...

Outlook for Retail 2016

Date: 18/01/2016
Description: Retail is an inherently dynamic sector. The last 12 months has seen the UK retail landscape in continuous flux with digital and online technologies forging an inevitable shift in retail business models. Underlying these sectoral challenges lie a complex macroeconomic environment which underpins consumer sentiment and spending power.

Political Insight Newsletter #05

Date: 29/01/2016
Description: view in browser Follow us: #BCSCinsight After a long, cold, dark and wet month (not that I was expecting shorts and sandals weather, although I definitely wouldn't complain if that were to happen) it's time for you to expel the January blues and mentally prepare yourself for this enlightening, uplifting and inspiring newsletter about what we've been doing for you in the realm of politics this month. Happy Friday! It’s good to talk, so drop me a line if you have any comments, or are willing ...

BCSC Strategy 2020

Date: 25/02/2016
Description: BCSC Strategy 2020 Copyright © 2016 BCSC The need for change 01 02 03 05 06 The need for change BCSC Strategic Model What we’ll be doing What will this mean for you, your business and your industry? How we will measure and report performance Over the last few years we have all experienced the significant change in the retail market, driven by technological advances and changes in the way consumers purchase goods and communicate with businesses and one another. Retail property companies ...

Enterprise Bill: Commons Committee Scrutiny, BCSC Briefing on Sunday Trading

Date: 29/02/2016
Description: Enterprise Bill: Commons Committee Scrutiny NC21 BCSC briefing on Sunday trading BCSC is the membership body for retail property. We represent around 450 companies and campaign for sustainable urban retail. Our members are major Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) such as Westfield, Hammerson, Land Securities and intu, real estate fund managers including Aviva, Aberdeen, Hermes Investment Management and M&G Real Estate, asset managers including Ellandi and Hark Group, property consultants ...

Enterprise Bill 2015 Clause 25 and 26

Date: 02/03/2016
Description: Enterprise Bill: Commons Committee Stage Clauses 25 and 26 BCSC / BPF briefing paper and suggested amendment This submission is made on behalf of the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) and the British Property Federation (BPF). BCSC is the representative body for all aspects of retail property investment, development and operation, our membership includes major occupiers and owners of retail real estate. The BPF represents businesses owning, managing and investing in property. This ...

Political Insight Newsletter #06

Date: 02/03/2016
Description: view in browser Follow us: #BCSCinsight After 12 months of cathartic reflection we were delighted last week to release our 2020 strategy to reinforce and enhance our position as the most respected, dynamic, authoritative and inclusive professional membership body for all British retail property. If that wasn't enough excitement for you, take a look at what we've been getting up to over the last four weeks in the political realm. It’s good to talk, so drop me a line if you have any ...

BCSC Budget 2016 Comment

Date: 17/03/2016
Description: view in browser Follow us: #BCSCinsight #Budget2016 Yesterday was a reminder that Budget statements are more about politics than they are economics. Given the current rocky relationships within the Conservative party and the Chancellor’s ever closer date with leadership destiny, yesterday was always going to support this theory. Raids on pensions and increases in fuel duty were no goes, wrestling schools from the manipulative clutches of local education authorities and supporting small ...

Political Insight Newsletter #07

Date: 30/03/2016
Description: view in browser Follow us: #BCSCinsight I hope you had a wonderful bank holiday weekend and that you managed to hold on tight to all your spoils from Easter during the extreme winds of Storm Katie ! Here's what we've been doing during the past month for the benefit of our membership. It’s good to talk, so drop me a line if you have any comments, or are willing to share any of your own political intelligence. Ed Cooke Director of Policy and Public Affairs @BCSCEdCooke Raids on pensions and ...

Political Insight Newsletter #08

Date: 29/04/2016
Description: view in browser Follow us: #BCSCinsight BHS RESPONSIBLE EU HIGH LOCAL ADMINISTRATION BUSINESS WEEK REFERENDUM STREETS POLITICS Welcome to your latest edition of Political Insight from BCSC. We hope you are enjoying the unpredictable Spring weather! Fingers crossed warmer climes are to come very soon... This month has been an eventful one for the sector with both BHS and Austin Reed going into administration. In the political domain, much energy and time is being channelled into the upcoming ...

Political Insight Newsletter #09

Date: 27/05/2016
Description: view in browser Follow us: #BCSCinsight NEW MAYOR OF LONDON EU REFERENDUM BUSINESS RATES TOWN & CITY CENTRES RETAIL PROPERTY RELATED POLICY I’m pretending that summer has arrived, dreaming that the red clay of Roland Garros is searing in the Paris sun and I’m finally contemplating wearing an outfit that isn’t all black. This month I am once again ruling the Political Insight waves and would like to point you in the direction of political highlights of the month, some interesting policy ...

Political Insight Newsletter #10

Date: 28/06/2016
Description: view in browser Follow us: #BCSCinsight BREXIT REACTION SUSTAINABILITY IS TAKING OFF BUSINESS RATES RETAIL MATTERS WEEK Hi Laura, We now reside in challenging times and as the dust settles, be sure that BCSC will keep you informed of any policy impacts relevant to retail property arising from the referendum outcome. You can read our CEO’s note to members regarding the Brexit fallout . The latest information we have in regards to the Conservative Leadership timetable indicates nominations ...

Political Insight Newsletter #11

Date: 01/08/2016
Description: view in browser Follow us: #BCSCinsight CLIMATE CHANGE & BREXIT HIGH STREETS & STARTER HOMES RETAIL MATTERS WEEK ESG ISSUES As you have no doubt noticed the political landscape has undergone significant changes and continues to be in a state of flux . We’re closely monitoring the developments and have our ear firmly to the ground, to ensure favourable outcomes for our retail property industry. Samantha Sen Policy Advisor BREXIT: RETAIL OUTLOOK Working with Cushman & Wakefield we believed ...

Check, Challenge, Appeal – Consultation on Statutory Implementation

Date: 26/09/2016
Description: September 21, 2016 Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Department of Communities and Local Government Fry Building 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF Cc: Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government Jane Ellison MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury Dear Secretary of State, Check, challenge, appeal – consultation on statutory implementation We are writing to you as trade associations representing a range of businesses 1 to raise our concerns ...

Revo Membership Pack

Date: 05/10/2016
Description: Join our community. Don’t just imagine what’s next. Contents Our vision 1 Our mission 3 Our community Our story Membership structure Member benefits Fees and categories Join our community 2 4 5 6 7 8 Our vision. Why we do what we do. Revo supports everyone involved in the diverse world of retail property and placemaking to thrive and prosper – energising and driving progress for our industry and our members. “The new brand comes from the very heart of the organisation, reflecting ...

Local Authortiy Regeneration Projects

Date: 11/11/2016
Description: Revamp Revitalise Regenerate Showcasing inspiring Local Authority regeneration projects. Sponsored by: 02 REGENERATION Introduction 03 A word from our sponsor 04 Adur & Worthing Council: Restaurant Quarter, Montague Centre 06 12 The Retail and Town Centre Consultancy and Development team at Carter Jonas has a wealth of experience advising local authorities, developers, investors and businesses on the planning, regeneration and transformation of centres and places; from inception through to ...

Quarterly Retail Briefing: Q3 2016

Date: 14/11/2016
Description: The report is welcome news in advance of Black Friday and as we approach the busy festive trading period. The economic fundamentals which drive retail performance remain firm post-Brexit.

Investing in the UK Retail Market: a Global Opportunity

Date: 18/01/2017
Description: Retail is one of the most important sectors to the UK economy and to communities. Retail businesses sell £326 billion of goods and services a year.

The 2017 Industry Criteria & Guidance

Date: 17/01/2017
Description: With over 260 BIDs at the start of 2017, and more to be developed and renewed during the year, there has never been a more important time to refresh our annual BID Industry Criteria & Guidance to those bringing forward BID Proposals.

Investing in the UK Retail Market: a Global Opportunity - Report Highlights

Date: 20/01/2017
Description: Retail is one of the UK’s success stories: a vibrant and innovative sector generating £326 billion in sales each year and directly employing around 3 million people.

Business Rates Reform Letter

Date: 24/02/2017
Description: 22nd February 2017 House of Commons London SW1A 0AA Dear Members of Parliament BUSINESS RATE REFORM We are a collection of business organisations representing thousands of businesses of all sizes and employing millions of people across the UK. We believe that the future of the business rates system will be a key factor in shaping investment and growth in the UK economy for decades to come, meaning that how the Government addresses the detrimental impact of the existing rates system is a key ...

Concerns over Business Rates Appeals Proposals

Date: 17/01/2017
Description: 17 January 2017 House of Commons London SW1A 0AA Dear Member of Parliament, Concerns over Business Rates Appeals proposals – Check, challenge, appeal We are writing to you raise concerns we have over certain proposed changes to the business rates appeals system, as set out in last year’s ‘Check, challenge, appeal’ proposals. We believe the proposals could sink individual businesses into hardship and prevent an independent tribunal from correcting excessive tax assessments, and ...

Outlook for Retail 2017

Date: 02/03/2017
Description: We have entered 2017 in extraordinarily uncertain times. The political and economic environment has changed markedly over the last 12 months. It is difficult to remember a more challenging time to take a view on how these events will play out for the retail industry.

Revo Budget Submission

Date: 07/03/2017
Description: Budget 2017 Revo is the organisation that supports businesses in the retail property and placemaking sector. Our unique community includes private and publicly listed retailers and owners of retail property, as well as local councils, and advisors and consultants of all sizes who provide services to our industry. Retail generates approximately £20 billion in taxes and contributes 5% of the UK’s total Gross Value Added (GVA) annually. Retail property is the largest asset class in ...

Quarterly Economic Briefing: February 2017

Date: 09/03/2017
Description: Consumer momentum remains strong but challenges await in 2017.

Business Rates Reaction: Fundamental Reform Joint Letter

Date: 03/05/2017
Description: Rt Hon Philip Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer HM Treasury 1 Horse Guards Road London SW1A 2HQ Wednesday, 3 May 2017 Dear Mr Hammond FUNDAMENTAL REFORM OF BUSINESS RATES We believe that the future of the business rates system will shape investment and growth in the UK economy for decades to come. How the next government decides to address the complexity and unfairness of the existing business rates system is therefore a key question for us all. The challenges we face as we negotiate our ...

Creating Place: A Retail Property & Placemaking Manifesto for General Election 2017

Date: 11/05/2017
Description: Creating Place: A retail property & placemaking manifesto for General Election 2017 Retail generates approximately £20 billion in taxes and contributes 5% of the UK’s total Gross Value Added (GVA) annually. Retail property is the largest asset class in commercial property valued at £360 billion. Well over 3 million people from apprentice to Board Director are directly employed across all corners of the country in retail and retail property. The world is changing. Our industry is ...

Revo - Brand Book

Date: 19/05/2017
Description: Introducing Revo. Our new brand. Revo is a new brand for a new era. These are exciting times for retail property and placemaking. The landscape is changing profoundly and will continue to do so. Distinctions are blurring – we’re not just about shopping anymore. Our world is continually diversifying and shifting… and we sit right at the heart of it. The next pages describe what Revo is all about. Who we are, what we stand for and what we intend to achieve. From now on, we all need to ...

Quarterly Retail Briefing: June 2017

Date: 05/06/2017
Description: Despite solid consumer spending, challenges remain ahead.

Business Rates Commitments - Joint Letter to Chancellor

Date: 27/07/2017
Description: The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP Chancellor of The Exchequer HM Treasury One Horse Guards Road London, SW1A 2HQ Via email Tuesday, 27 June 2017 Dear Chancellor BUSINESS RATES COMMITMENTS We are pleased by your willingness to work with the business community as we face a number of challenges during the negotiation to leave the European Union. We were also pleased when the last government committed in its 2016 Budget to link the business rates multiplier to Consumer Prices Index (CPI) beginning in ...

The Front Line | Issue 2 | The Insights Issue

Date: 25/09/2017
Description: Re v o t h e Fr o n t L i n e 1 #2 the Front line. The insights issue. September 2017 INC LuSI VITYcrazier?! Could it be any It's all about insight, trends and analysis. Get this inside facts p.22 It's all about inclusivity. Read our special insert. Upfront and personal: The Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE p.10 and BPF, to lobby for more radical change to peg business rates increases to CPI rather than the higher RPI. In addition to this, we are also advocating for a long overdue change to ...

Joint Letter to Chancellor Regarding September RPI 2017

Date: 25/10/2017
Description: Strictly embargoed to 00.01hrs Thursday 26 October 2017 The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP Chancellor of the Exchequer HM Treasury One Horse Guards Road London, SW1A 2HQ Via email Wednesday, 25 October 2017 Dear Chancellor, BUSINESS RATES RELIEF FOR APRIL 2018 FOLLOWING SEPTEMBER’S RPI Just as Britain needs to demonstrate it is open for business, September’s RPI has been confirmed at 3.9 per cent leading to a £1.1 billion increase in business rates from April next year. We ask that you please ...

Autumn Budget 2017 Submission

Date: 17/11/2017
Description: Budget 2017 Dear Chancellor, About Revo Revo is the organisation that supports businesses in the retail property and placemaking sector. Our unique community includes private and publicly listed retailers and owners of retail property, as well as local councils, and advisors and consultants of all sizes who provide services to our industry. Our members and the wider retail property and placemaking community are keen to create places people wish to live, work and enjoy their leisure time in, ...

Quarterly Economic Briefing: Special Edition January 2018

Date: 11/01/2018
Description: As we enter 2018, the retail business environment is facing many challenges. The uncertainty around Brexit, increased costs of doing business and stifled consumer spending are key challenges for the industry.

Quarterly Economic Briefing: January 2018 Snapshot

Date: 11/01/2018
Description: The consumer environment remains challenging, as inflation, a squeeze on personal finances and the continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit has weakened consumer confidence to the lowest level in four years.

Revo Manchester 2018 Floor Plan

Date: 06/02/2018
Description: Networking The Alchemist Benito’s Hat Thai Khrim Urban Food Fest 47 Fourex Inc Ltd CBRE 45 Reed Midem 35 36 44 Hines Link CCTV 42 Calendar Club Knight Frank 43 Access Point 41 59 58 LPF Lounge The Hive TH Real Estate 80 Cheshire West & Chester Council 81 82 iAuditor RLI 67 54 G24 GCW 53 Networking 38 JLL M&G Real Estate Global Mutual 37 Cushman & Wake�eld Ellandi Revo 22 Hoxton Analytics The Massage Co 14 11 MRI Infabode Software Tellon Capital 12 Grosvenor 26 24 Yardi Panono Systems 9 ...

Quarterly Retail Briefing: April 2018

Date: 12/04/2018
Description: The consumer confidence proved resilient in the first quarter of 2018, as it improved in March 2018, beating market expectations.

Quarterly Retail Briefing: April 2018 Snapshot

Date: 12/04/2018
Description: The consumer confidence proved resilient in the first quarter of 2018, as it improved in March 2018, beating market expectations.

Revo Manchester 2018 Programme

Date: 22/05/2018
Description: What’s on. 18 – 20 September Manchester Central Convention Complex Tuesday 18 September ACTIVITY TIME 10:00 18:00 – 22:00 19:00 Cushman & Wakefield: Revo Ride 100k route, starting and finishing at Rapha Manchester. Contact holly.russell-kennedy@cushwake.com for information. Revo Manchester 2018 Welcome Party Revo Chief Executive & President Dinner 19:00 for 19:45 sitting. Invite only. LOCATION Rapha Manchester Mayfield Depot Artisan Manchester Wednesday 19 September TIME ACTIVITY 08:00 ...

Letter to Clive Betts MP 24 May 2018

Date: 24/05/2018
Description: Mr Clive Betts MP Chairman, Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA 24 May 2018 Dear Mr Betts, Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA) Revo is the single body that represents and unites all stakeholders in the UK’s £340 billion retail and leisure property sector, including owners, occupiers, local councils and advisors. Our 2,300 members range from sole traders to FTSE 100 companies, and are organisations in the private and public ...

Quarterly Retail Economic Briefing - July 2018

Date: 11/07/2018
Description: Retail sales are up! In partnership with Retail Economics.

Quarterly Retail Economic Briefing - July 2018 Snapshot

Date: 11/07/2018
Description: Retail sales are up! In partnership with Retail Economics. Free for all to access - just log in.

Shopping Centre/Retail Property Classification Consultation

Date: 23/07/2018
Description: SHOPPING CENTRE/RETAIL PROPERTY CLASSIFICATION CONSULTATION AIM At Revo we believe that a standardised classification for shopping centres would support our objective of creating a common, objective, fairer and more positive vernacular for these assets in the UK, especially in relation to reporting, whether that’s by advisors, analysts, the media or investors. Our aim through this industry wide consultation is to create a voluntary classification methodology to be used across the industry. ...

UK Classification for Retail Assets

Date: 17/09/2018
Description: UK classification for retail assets At Revo we believe that a standardised classification for retail assets would support our goal of creating a common, objective, fairer and more positive vernacular for retail assets in the UK. Our aim through this industry-wide consultation is to create a voluntary classification methodology to be used across the sector. At present the UK market largely describes locations as either “prime” or “secondary”, which is clearly too broad brush and it ...

Revo Manchester 2018 Show Guide

Date: 18/09/2018
Description: Show Guide Get Connected! Wifi: MCCC #Revo2018 Supporting partner: Contents 1 03 Welcome 05 Schedule of events at a glance 07 Programme 11 Our speakers 30 Our sponsors 46 Our exhibitors 63 Floor plan 65 Exhibitor list 66 Revo City 71 F&B and Leisure Showcase 75 Our Partners 2 Welcome 12 months on from the first rebranded Revo Conference in Liverpool, it won’t have escaped anyone’s attention that we continue to live in challenging times. No matter who you are the impacts of demographic ...

Revo Route Map to Regeneration

Date: 21/09/2018
Description: We're setting a framework for local authorities, developers and investors to deliver sustainable resilient urban centres that attract investment and deliver regenerative projects. The vitality and vibrancy of our urban centres is the product of sustainable – and sustained – investment and curation. By their nature, these schemes tend to be those which are large or complex and have greater challenges due to the market conditions or site location.

Quarterly Retail Economic Briefing - October 2018

Date: 10/10/2018
Description: Joint-hottest summer on record drove up sales but nevertheless we remain cautious on the remainder of the year. Member access.

Budget 2018: Our submission.

Date: 29/10/2018
Description: Budget 2018 Dear Chancellor, The structural changes facing the retail and retail property sector have never been more apparent than those exposed throughout a summer of CVAs. The future of our high streets, town centres and retail places is at a critical junture and you have the opportunity to alleviate the unavoidable pressures placed upon business by a perfect storm of obligatory costs, and set a positive agenda for growth and investment. This Budget offers the opportunity to tackle the ...