SPF urges Scottish Parliament to ‘seize opportunity’ to meet future challenges

Kevin Robertson

THE chair of the Scottish Property Federation has welcomed the new intakes of MSPs following the Scottish Parliament elections – and urged ‘immediate action’ on key challenges.

Kevin Robertson, SPF chair, said, “We look forward to working with MSPs from across the political spectrum to ensure that the property industry is in a strong position to play a leading role in our national recovery. As the light at the end of the tunnel grows stronger, this Scottish Parliament must seize the opportunity to build an economy that can meet the challenges of the future while also learning the lessons of the past 14 months.

“Addressing the climate emergency, rejuvenating our struggling town and city centres, and reforming Scotland’s broken business rates system need to be at the top of the agenda. 

“We must also continue to build a strong foundation on which we can attract new capital investment to Scotland, as this will be critical to future-proofing our built environment. Our action plan, published ahead of the election, sets out a pathway to help realise this objective and unlock the potential of the real estate industry in Scotland.”