Monthly Archives: June 2013

UK house prices maintain trend: 0.3 per cent rise in June

House prices have continued to rise during June, according to new figures released by Nationwide building society. The Nationwide House Price Index shows a 0.3 per cent increase in house prices this month. This is 1.9 per cent more than … Continue reading

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£3 billion investment in new affordable housing described as “disappointing”

The government’s announcement that it will invest £3 billion in new housing has been described as “disappointing” by the National Housing Federation. Plans to commit investment to build 165,000 affordable homes were unveiled by chancellor George Osborne in his spending … Continue reading

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Government confirms “truly transformative” plans for £3 billion investment in 165,000 new affordable homes

The government has confirmed its plans to invest £3 billion to provide much-needed affordable housing. Chancellor George Osborne announced a commitment for capital investment to build new homes during his spending review for 2015/16 – delivered to the House of … Continue reading

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Larkfleet to build affordable homes on disused allotment site in Peterborough

Housebuilder and developer Larkfleet Homes has started work on a £6.8 million project that will see a disused former allotment site transformed into affordable housing for local people. The site, in Fletton, Peterborough, will comprise 59 new affordable two and three-bedroom family homes … Continue reading

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Housebuilder announces plans to ‘double in size’

Essex-based Weston Homes has announced plans to restructure in an ambitious drive to double in size over the next five years. As part of its plans to grow, the company will divide into three core regions covering the north, south … Continue reading

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Chancellor promises £3 billion for more affordable housing

Chancellor George Osborne today pledged a further £3 billion to be spent on home building across the UK. The announcement came during his spending review for 2015/16. Speaking to a packed House of Commons, the chancellor said the government is … Continue reading

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Housing industry backing for RICS commission’s radical proposals

The commission report on housing – published this week by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) – has been broadly welcomed by the building sector including organisations like the National Housing Federation (NHF). Several radical proposals are among a … Continue reading

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