Nabarro McAllister & Co shares industry insights alongside PM in The Parliamentary Review

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Leeds-based chartered surveyors Nabarro McAllister & Co has appeared alongside Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor Phillip Hammond in the 2016/17 Parliamentary Review.

Established by former minister The Rt Hon David Curry in 2010, The Parliamentary Review’s autumn release is now a key fixture in the political calendar.

Alongside commentary by the Prime Minister and political heavyweights such as Andrew Neil, a small number of outstanding organisations are invited to contribute and look back on the year in industry and Westminster. The main aim of the Review is to showcase best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector.

Nabarro McAllister & Co director and founder Simon Nabarro based his 4-page review on the current UK housing market and how lessons can be learnt so the sector can move away from the boom/bust cycle of recent decades.

He said of a modern surveyor’s role: “More education is required to ensure high standards are maintained and to enable valuers to develop the confidence and the ability to offer good and robust advice in circumstances when the job is difficult and clear evidence is severely lacking.”

He added. “Great efforts need to be made by Government to drive out of the market place unscrupulous property dealers and fund arrangers of the type that were widespread during the 2005-2008 boom. We need to return to qualities of honesty and integrity that were much more prevalent when I qualified more than 30 years ago.”

The Parliamentary Review is sent to over half a million leading policymakers. The articles in the Review act as both a blueprint for success and a template for reform. The Prime Minister commented: “This year’s Parliamentary Review follows a significant year in British politics and this is reflected in the articles from leading journalists and best-practice representatives alike.”

The PM’s former cabinet colleague, Sir Eric Pickles, who was recently appointed Chairman of the Review, said: “It has never been more important for Government to hear the views of business and the public sector in a constructive forum. It is also a vital time to share best practice and progress.”

The Parliamentary Review’s director Daniel Yossman concurred: “Nabarro McAllister & Co and other hardworking organisations from across the country have come together to make this year’s Review possible.

“Sharing knowledge and insight with both peers and government is essential work and I am delighted that this year’s Review will reach every corner of the British economy. It’s always a real joy to hear from policymakers who tell me that something they have read in the Review has had an effect on their thinking.”

Simon added: “It was a privilege to be asked to contribute to this year’s Review and I hope my comments will be taken on board at RICS and at national level so we can have an open and honest debate about our sector’s current short comings.”

An e-copy of The Parliamentary Review can be viewed here:  https://www.theparliamentaryreview.co.uk/editions/property/property-general.

Simon Nabarro’s contribution can be found on Page 48-51.

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