Monthly Archives: January 2014

House prices continue to rise but are still four per cent below their 2007 peak

House prices across the UK rose again in January, this time by 0.7 per cent – according to the Nationwide Building Society. It means that homes have been selling at prices which are 8.8 per cent higher than they were … Continue reading

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Survey suggests house building growth is “slowing down”

The pace of growth in private house building appears to have slowed slightly in recent months. According to an economic survey by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the final three months of 2013 saw SME workloads easing off slightly … Continue reading

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House builder appoints new chief executive

Retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone have appointed a new chief executive. Clive Fenton (pictured), a key man at Barratt Developments for almost 30 years, joins McCarthy & Stone and takes up his new post on 17 February. He was responsible … Continue reading

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Boost for house builders as government promises to slash red tape and cumbersome regulations

The house building industry has received a major lift with news that the government is to substantially cut the amount of red tape which holds up progress and impacts on UK businesses. Prime Minister David Cameron has announced measures to … Continue reading

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New homes approved for historic RAF site

Controversial plans to build new homes on an historic former airfield have been approved. Bedford Borough Council has given the green light for 600 new homes on a housing development which will be built on the former RAF Cardington site in Bedfordshire. … Continue reading

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New homes: developer bids invited for three-year affordable housebuilding programme

Developers, housebuilders and housing associations are being urged to bid for funding from a new government-led scheme to build more affordable homes across the UK. The government says its programme to build 165,000 new affordable homes over three years is … Continue reading

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49 per cent year-on-year increase in gross mortgage lending

New home loans figures show that gross mortgage lending across the UK was worth an estimated £17 billion in December. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) says this is about the same as the previous month but is 49 per … Continue reading

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