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Budget: Chancellor urged to make changes on Help to Buy

The Chancellor is being urged to make changes to the government-inspired Help to Buy scheme. With the Budget just days away – Wednesday 19 March – the influential Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) wants the scheme to be made … Continue reading

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“Significant” keynote speech on housing planned by Communities Secretary

Communities secretary Eric Pickles (pictured) is expected to make a “significant” speech on housing next month. Announcements about new housing and new housing measures are set to be announced in the Budget on 19 March. The communities secretary is a … Continue reading

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Householder concerns rising over mortgage and rent payments

One in 11 people are worried about being able to afford their mortgage or rent payments, according to new research from the housing charity Shelter. The research, based on a YouGov survey of more than 4,000 adults across the UK, … Continue reading

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NHBC triples investment funding for cutting-edge research into new homes

The National House-Building Council Foundation is to invest £500,000 to fund cutting-edge research and guidance into new homes. As an indication of its long-term commitment to research into housing, the NHBC has almost trebled its funding for the Foundation from … Continue reading

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United voice for housing at party conferences

Building on the success of its launch last year, Homes for Britain returns with an even greater presence at this year’s party conferences. Spearheaded by the National Housing Federation (NHF), Homes for Britain brings together housebuilders, architects, private landlords, housing … Continue reading

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Local authorities keen to invest more in housing to help ease new homes shortage

Local authority-backed programmes to build thousands of new homes could spur on the housing recovery, if the government removed restrictions on housing investment by councils. Official government figures show that the number of new homes completed in the first half of … Continue reading

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Developers given green light for 9,600 new homes

Plans have been approved to build up to 9,600 new homes in Gloucestershire. The homes will be built by 2031 in the Stroud Valleys and Vale. Many of the homes are already in the planning pipeline but proposals for a … Continue reading

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