Industry Update – 21st October 2019

Industry Update – 21st October 2019

In its annual survey, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) says that the scarcity of land, access to finance, skills shortages, and inflexible planning requirements are major obstacles for small to medium-sized builders. Consumer demand continues to fall, primarily...
Industry Update – 14th October 2019

Industry Update – 14th October 2019

Speaking at the Housing Market Intelligence Conference in London, Lord Deben warned the building industry there is no way of its escaping much tougher standards as the government strives to meet its declared climate change targets. Implementation of those standards...
Industry Update – 7th October 2019

Industry Update – 7th October 2019

The government is claiming a significant success in the delivery of new housing. In the 12 months ending this June, a total of 170,000 new homes were completed – the highest number during any such period in the last 11 years and an 8% increase in the number delivered...
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...