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Industry Update – 17th June 2019

Industry Update – 17th June 2019

The Government’s target of delivering 300,000 new homes a year is a figure plucked out of thin air, says the shadow Housing Secretary, who sees no prospect of anything like that figure being achieved. The Government’s spokesman countered that it was determined to...

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Industry Update – 10th June 2019

Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP announced a simplification of the rules by which housebuilders are required to fund essential infrastructure for housing developments. The changes are designed to make it clearer to local communities exactly how much the developers...

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Industry Update – 3rd June 2019

The latest figures from the National House Building Council (NHBC) report a growth in the number of UK homes registered to be built with 13,527 new homes registered in April this year – an increase of 21% compared to same period 2018. Of these, private sector...

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Industry Update – 28th May 2019

Following a change in legislation in England and Wales, some home extensions may now be built without the need for detailed planning permission. A single-storey extension of up to 6 metres can be constructed to the rear of terraced and semi-detached homes, and up to 8...

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Industry Update – 20th May 2019

Japan’s biggest housebuilding company, Sekisui House, has partnered with Homes England (a UK government body) and Urban Splash in a £90 million consortium which plans to erect thousands of modular homes across Britain. Financial Times. The Town and Country Planning...

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Industry Update – 13th May 2019

The National House Building Council (NHBC) reports a positive start to 2019 for the new homebuilding industry, with over 37,500 new homes registered by the UK’s housebuilders and developers in the first three months – a 3% increase on the same period in 2018....

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Industry Update – 29th April 2019

Housebuilders Taylor Wimpey report what they describe as a “good start” to 2019, despite rising inflation in building costs. Private sales of homes were notched up at an average of 1.03 per outlet per week during the first four months of the year – compared to an...

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Industry Update – 15th April 2019

McCarthy & Stone reported encouraging half-year results despite market conditions it describes as "challenging". In the six months to the end of February, house completions were up 11% and average sales prices were also up by 7% (to £319,000). Housebuilder. The...

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Industry Update – 8th April 2019

Figures from the NHBC show that private registrations in February dropped almost 17% against the same month in 2018. The number of new homes registered in the private sector during the month totalled 7,550 - a decrease of 16.8%. Housebuilder. It’s back to the future...

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Industry Update – 1st April 2019

Buildings are responsible for the consumption of 40% of the world's energy and 40% of all carbon emissions, according to a white paper released in consultation with industry experts. The paper looks to uncover what the property industry is doing about sustainability...

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Industry Update – 25th March 2019

Official statistics reveal that planning applications across the whole of England were down by 4% in the final quarter of 2018, compared to the number received in the same quarter the previous year. 88,600 of the total 107,800 applications have been granted –...

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Industry Update – 18th March 2019

Peer to peer lender Lendy faces tighter scrutiny by the Financial Conduct Authority following analysis showing that around 55% of its outstanding loans have been judged “non-performing” and that the lender is failing to meet the standards required by the regulator....

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Rightmove House Price Index: – 18th March 2019

Jason Tebb, Group Chief Operating Officer of Go Develop comments on the Rightmove House Price Index: “With all but two of the UK’s regions showing a month on month increase in asking prices in February, the data released this morning from Rightmove proves that there...

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Industry Update – 11th March 2019

London Capital & Finance: £236m firm collapses. Thousands of people who invested in a high-risk bond scheme marketed as a "Fixed Rate ISA" fear they have lost everything after the company collapsed. BBC Infrastructure engineers Interserve have been described as the...

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FT1000: Europe’s Fastest-Growing Companies 2019

FT1000: Europe’s Fastest-Growing Companies 2019 We are delighted to announce that Ultimate Holdings (the main hub of Go Develop and Ultimate Capital) has ranked number 823 in the Financial Times 1000 Fastest-Growing Companies 2019 list. This award recognises companies...

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Industry Update – 4th March 2019

Latest statistics show that more than 195,200 properties have been bought with the help of the government’s Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme since its launch in April 2013. Most of these purchases – 81% - were by first-time buyers and the average price paid for a...

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Industry Update – 25th February 2019

Balfour Beatty and Mace look set to seal the deal on the construction project for both Euston (£1.5 billion) and Old Oak Common (£1.1 billion) railway stations in London on the proposed new HS2 project, in the absence of competing bids from other contractors. Building...

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