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Industry Update – 11th February 2019

Industry Update – 11th February 2019

The NHBC reports that developers registered 159,617 new homes in 2018. That is a 0.5% increase over 2017. Private sector registration reduced by 1% and the “affordable sector” remained largely flat. New home completions also remained stable – noting a 1% increase over...

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Industry Update – 20th November 2018

Taylor Wimpey announced what it described as strong performance during the second half of the year. They went on to comment though that the company had seen “some signs of customer caution” with volumes expected to plateau next year. The comments highlighted that its...

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Industry Update – 12th November 2018

Persimmon has announced that Jeff Fairburn, their Group Chief Executive (GCE), will be stepping down and will be leaving the group in December 2018. Current Group Managing Director David Jenkinson will take up the post of interim GCE at that date. Persimmon’s formal...

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Industry Update – 5th November 2018

Communities Secretary, the Rt. Hon. James Brokenshire MP has announced new plans for a commission to work to improve the quality and aesthetic attributes of new buildings. The new body is called “The ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful’ Commission”. This is following...

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Industry Update – 29th October 2018

Reports highlight that approvals of planning permissions are being granted at record high levels, as confirmed by the recent “Housing Pipeline” report from HBF and Glenigan. The report states that permissions for more than 350,000 new homes were granted in England in...

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Industry Update – 22nd October 2018

The sum of £248 million has been allocated by the government towards the costs involved in social sector landlords removing and replacing the unsafe ACM (Aluminium Composite M) cladding. This applies to any social sector housing high-rise building which is defined as...

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Industry Update – 15th October 2018

The government is launching a consultation relating to their decision to improve leasehold positions on new builds. The Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire, will deliver the proposition today (15th October). It is widely expected to outline significant changes...

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Industry Update – 8th October 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement that the government plans to lift the house building “borrowing cap” on councils was widely welcomed by both industry experts and local authorities. Although well received, May’s announcement at the Conservative Party...

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How could Brexit impact UK house prices?

How could Brexit impact UK house prices? Many UK and global news outlets have recently carried reports of statements made by Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney relating to UK house prices and Brexit consequences. Carney’s statements were apparently offered to...

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Industry Update – 1st October 2018

NHBC has reported a significant increase in new home registrations to 30,738 compared to 28,660 for the same period during 2017. Gov. UK Research from the Halifax says that the amount of first time buyers in the UK rose to 175,500 in the first half of this year – with...

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Go Develop magazine – new edition

The latest edition of our company magazine is now ready to view. Take a look to discover how our 100% buy and build funding can help make your projects happen. Inside this issue... Our latest case study on making a difference in Kelham Island. Newest additions to our...

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Industry Update – 24th September 2018

Theresa May at the EU conference in Salzburg and her subsequent public address in the UK dominated headlines. There was some revisiting of the potential economic effects of a disorderly Brexit. Sky News Kier Living and Inland Homes reported healthy sales and profit...

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Industry Update – 17th September 2018

The Housing Secretary has announced a new partnership with Barclays Bank, providing £1bn of loan finance (ranging from £5m to £100m) to help support small and medium-sized developers. At the moment, around two-thirds of new homes are built by just ten companies. The...

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Industry Update – 14th August 2018

The Government’s Social Housing Green Paper is out. The consensus: positive change, but not enough. Key proposals include improving the complaints process by providing access to effective dispute resolution; new reforms to make it easier to progress into home...

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Industry Update – 7th August 2018

Zopa’s plan to expand out of peer-to-peer lending is picking up steam as they raise £44m to develop their ‘next generation’ bank. A set of new savings and borrowing products will sit alongside existing P2P offerings. CityAM. Licensed conveyancers will soon be made...

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Industry Update – 26th July 2018

-9% slip in transaction volumes over the last year according to latest HMRC figures. Despite a month-to-month increase of +13% from May to June, powered mostly by improved activity in Scotland, the number of transactions recorded by HMRC has fallen over the past year....

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