Industry Update – 30th September 2019

Industry Update – 30th September 2019

Differences of opinion were aired at the National Housing Federation’s (NHF) annual summit over the provision of social housing. The chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA) questioned the NHF’s assertion that greater priority needed to be given to the...
Industry Update – 23rd September 2019

Industry Update – 23rd September 2019

A recent survey reveals that 81% of housebuilders would like to see a limit on the number of conditions that may be attached by local councils to planning permissions that are granted. The survey results emerged during the Home Builders Federation’s Policy Conference...
Industry Update – 16th September 2019

Industry Update – 16th September 2019

The uncertainty surrounding Brexit presents a number of challenges for housing associations, but it has not undermined their strong financial situation, says the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH). Housing associations together have some £20.4 billion in unused...
Industry Update – 9th September 2019

Industry Update – 9th September 2019

Under pressure from the building industry, the government has delayed the introduction of new VAT rules. The changes – which had been due to be made on the 1st of October – meant that customers would pay the VAT directly to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) rather than to...
Industry Update – 3rd September 2019

Industry Update – 3rd September 2019

The new Housing Minister Robert Jenrick has pledged to carry further the crackdown on the leasehold sale of new homes. This follows concerns about high ground rents, the charges made for repairs and maintenance, and, difficulties faced by homeowners who want to sell....