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Councils must support firms hit by business rates hike, says FSB

As the controversial business rates revaluation comes into effect, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) warns that many firms could suffer if there are delays in helping those worst affected.    The Government recognised in the recent Budget that the system was unfairly hitting some small businesses, with a number facing astronomical

Leeds surveyor crowned Young Surveyor of the Year

A Leeds-based quantity surveyor has been crowned ‘Young Surveyor of the Year’ after beating tough competition from hundreds of other candidates from all over the UK at the 2015 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards, held at the Lancaster Hotel, London. Leanne Kitson, a chartered senior quantity surveyor at

RICS to launch “Quality” scheme to encourage diversity & best practice amongst Yorkshire firms

The RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is launching a new initiative to help property firms across Yorkshire and Humber create a more inclusive and competitive workforce. The land, property and construction sector is not known for its diversity but RICS have been working across the industry and learning from other

Sustainable developer celebrates double award shortlist

The developer behind the UK’s largest development of Passive Houses – at Little Kelham in inner-city Sheffield - has been shortlisted for two leading industry awards, thanks to its neighbourhood regeneration projects which are driven by design, innovation, community and sustainability. Yorkshire-based Citu has been shortlisted in the category of “Built