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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Closed for lunch 12pm - 1pm each day

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The Project Support Centre is located in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

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The Help to Buy equity loan scheme

Posted on: 6 March 2014
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According to a report from the National Audit Office, Help to Buy equity loans are making homes more affordable to buyers and improving access to mortgage finance, but the cost to the taxpayer, in present value terms, is uncertain at this stage and the Department for Communities and Local Government cannot yet robustly quantify the economic benefits. The National Audit Office cannot say at this stage, therefore, whether the scheme will provide value for money.

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The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2014

Posted on: 28 February 2014
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The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) exemption for self-build homes introduced on 23 February 2014 is just one of a raft of changes that have come into effect, many prompted by property industry concerns that the emerging system is at risk of becoming unworkable. Underpinning the system from now on will be a new requirement that local authorities strike an appropriate balance in CIL charging schedules between funding infrastructure and not threatening the economic viability of development.

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Highlights of the International Transport Forum 2013. Funding transport: Session summaries

Posted on: 4 February 2014
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The International Transport Forum’s Summit, held in May 2013, brought together Ministers from ITF member countries and many business leaders in total 1,000 delegates from 79 nations to test ideas, to engage with experts, to align perceptions on the funding issue and explore ways to address it. This publication presents the essence of this substantive debate.

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ITF Transport Outlook 2013: Funding transport

Posted on: 10 December 2013
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The volume of global transport could double or even quadruple by 2050, according to a new study released today by the International Transport Forum (ITF), an intergovernmental organisation with 54 member states associated with the OECD. GDP growth, freight intensity of economic activity and demographic change are important drivers of this growth. But key determinants for the level of future increases are policy choices, according to the ITF Transport Outlook, an annual report containing long-run scenarios for global transport activity and related CO2 emissions.

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Real Estate Investment Trusts: What are the conditions?

Posted on: 22 November 2013
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This article examines what it takes to be a REIT and to qualify for the tax breaks, A link is also provided to an introductory article which looked at how the underlying property rental business is taxed, and how the tax position of the fund is effectively transferred to the investors.

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Up in smoke: How the EU’s faltering climate policy is undermining the City of London

Posted on: 22 November 2013
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This report argues that the EU has a proud record of taking the lead in tackling climate change, and the City of London has been a major beneficiary of this leadership. However, recent criticisms of the EU’s approach and substantial problems with Europe’s emissions trading scheme risk snuffing out the EU’s momentum and undermining the City of London’s leading role in carbon finance.

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DTZ Research Institute 2013: Presentations

Posted on: 21 November 2013
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These presentations were made at the inaugural seminar of the newly formed DTZ Research Institute on 6 November 2013. The Institute aims to promote innovation in commercial real estate market research by making DTZ Research data available to leading academic researchers. Three presentations cover: Cross border capital flows in real estate; Real estate holding periods across Europe; Panel modelling of European office market rent dynamics and asymmetries.

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Funding transport

Posted on: 21 November 2013
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The International Transport Forum’s Summit, held in Leipzig on 22-24 May 2013, brought together Ministers from ITF member countries and many business leaders in total 1 000 delegates from 79 nations to test ideas, to engage with experts, to align perceptions on the funding issue and explore ways to address it. A publication presents the essence of this substantive debate.

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Financing mitigation: Exposing gender gaps in financing climate change mitigation and proposing solutions

Posted on: 19 November 2013
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This summary factsheet presents three case studies and an overview that contribute to the limited pool of research on the linkages between gender equality and mitigation finance. It highlights best practices from mitigation projects implemented in Colombia, Mali and Nepal, and makes recommendations for next steps to improve research on the issue and develop gender-sensitive tools geared to climate finance and mitigation experts and practitioners.

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Addressing the barriers to climate investment

Posted on: 15 November 2013
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This guide concludes that understanding barriers related to mitigation and adaptation at the project level is important to identify those projects where investment subsidies will be most efficient.

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