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Housebuilding bouncing back

House building has bounced back in March following disappointing results in January and February, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics. Following falls in January and February 2015, output in the construction industry was estimated to … Continue reading

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Right to Buy drives increase in affordable homes says Government

The Government has released new figures which it says highlight the success of its Right to Buy scheme and an increase in investment in affordable housing – no surprise In the run up to the general election in May. According … Continue reading

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Housing starts up by ten per cent in 2014

The total number of house building starts in England in 2014 was ten per cent up compared with the year before according to the latest Government data. The total number of starts for the year was 137,010. In the Eastern … Continue reading

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House market growth slows since May 2013

House price growth fell in January according to the latest residential market survey from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Its survey of property professionals across the UK continues to signal a cooling market and price growth has all … Continue reading

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Over two million new homes needed by 2025

Britain needs 2.5 million new homes according to an independent report produced by Lloyds Banking Group Commission on Housing. These will need to be affordable and of a higher quality than those currently being built the report says. The aim … Continue reading

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Surge in house building creates jobs bonanza

Over 100,000 extra new jobs have been created in the UK by the increase in house building over the past two years, according to figures published by the House Building Federation (HBF). Around 44,000 more new homes were started in … Continue reading

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‘Councils should take primary responsibility for housing’ – independent report

As part of the Government’s commitment to increase the number of available homes the Department of Communities and Local is to take up a number of recommendation published in an independent report on the role of local authorities in housing … Continue reading

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