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  1. April 11, 2014

    UK housebuilders fall victim to tech-led sell-off

    The week’s technology stock rout has claimed some unexpected victims. Littered among the software companies and chipmakers...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Tech rally fails to lift Europe’s bourses

    European markets were flat to lower on Tuesday, but many of the technology stocks that got caught up in a sector-wide...

  1. March 23, 2014

    British housebuilders regain confidence

    A fresh wave of confidence is sweeping over Britain’s housebuilders after measures were presented in the Budget that...

  2. March 17, 2014

    UK housebuilders: policy proxy

    Scotswood in Newcastle upon Tyne was the future of government fixes for British housing shortages, once. It was one of many...

  3. March 17, 2014

    Housebuilders boosted as Osborne extends Help to Buy

    The chancellor’s decision to extend the first phase of Help to Buy built up the share prices of the UK’s leading...

  4. March 16, 2014

    Hopes for phoenix from the ashes of Newcastle’s urban decline

    The fall and rise of Scotswood The Rise is an eye-catching Newcastle development with views over the River Tyne. Boosted by...

  5. February 27, 2014

    Barratt and Redrow pay out from soaring profits

    Barratt Developments and Redrow joined the ranks of resurgent housebuilders paying out cash to shareholders after interim...

  6. January 14, 2014

    UK housing stimulus lifts Barratt

    Barratt Developments continued to feel the effects of government stimulus as a recovery in demand helped forward sales rise...

  7. January 2, 2014

    UK housebuilders: if you build it . . .

    Students of history, your moment has come. As Investors Chronicle has noted, buying into UK housebuilders in January is...

  8. January 1, 2014

    UK housebuilders struggle to raise output

    The supply of new homes from the UK’s biggest housebuilders remains down by a quarter on pre-crisis levels despite a...

  9. December 26, 2013

    UK councils are allowed to rebuild housing ambitions

    Local councils’ renewed enthusiasm for property development has been triggered by the abolition of an arcane formula at HM...

  10. December 16, 2013

    Housebuilders attack Ed Miliband over land hoarding remarks

    Ed Miliband faced a storm of protest from the housebuilding industry after the Labour leader accused the sector’s biggest...

  11. December 16, 2013

    Building case against housebuilders

    This time the split is between home builders (hurrah) and land hoarders (boo). Monday’s variant on the business “producers”...

  12. December 16, 2013

    Ed Miliband takes aim at Britain’s biggest housebuilders

    Ed Miliband is to accuse Britain’s biggest housebuilders of making excessive profits as the Labour leader seeks to outline...

  13. November 28, 2013

    Housebuilder shares take a knock

    Housebuilders were wounded by the Bank of England’s decision to refocus Funding for Lending away from mortgages on Thursday...

  14. November 13, 2013

    Leap in deposits for new Barratt homes

    The chief executive of Britain’s biggest homebuilder by volume pointed to a “real recovery in the economy and a real...

  15. November 10, 2013

    Housebuilders to more than double dividend payouts

    The UK’s biggest listed housebuilders are set to more than double payouts to shareholders as government-backed incentive...

  16. November 10, 2013

    Companies diary: November 11 – November 17

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  17. October 24, 2013

    Housing boom sets off bidding wars in ‘frantic’ fight for land

    Britain’s rapid housing market recovery has sparked a scramble for land, with bidding wars between building groups pushing...

  18. October 2, 2013

    UK housebuilding grows at fastest pace for 10 years

    Construction activity in the UK’s housing market grew at its fastest pace for almost a decade in September, suggesting the...

  19. September 30, 2013

    UK housebuilders rise on Help to Buy move

    UK housebuilders hit three-month lows last week on speculation that the government's Help to Buy scheme would be reined...

  20. September 27, 2013

    Polymetal slides on dividend cut worries

    Miners led the London market sharply lower with Polymetal International among the sharpest fallers. The Russian gold miner...

  21. September 25, 2013

    Housebuilders buy up plots at a pace last seen in 2006

    Housebuilders are buying land at the fastest pace since before the financial crisis, as soaring house prices and the...

  22. September 25, 2013

    Builders attack Ed Miliband’s ‘wild’ plan for 200,000 new homes

    Housebuilders have warned Ed Miliband that his “wild” plan to double the number of new homes built in the UK to 200,000 a...

  23. September 13, 2013

    UK housing: building bubbles

    What is the opposite of a perfect storm? Whatever it is, housebuilders in the UK are enjoying it. Greater economic...

  24. September 11, 2013

    Barratt Developments upbeat on UK housing market recovery

    Homebuyers are queuing up to buy Barratt Developments’ properties, driven by the government’s scheme to kick-start the...

  25. September 8, 2013

    Companies diary: September 9 – September 15

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  26. August 13, 2013

    Ministers deny loan guarantee schemes will cause UK housing bubble

    Developers and politicians have hit back at claims that the government’s housing stimulus measures are promoting a wave of...

  27. August 13, 2013

    Help to Buy scheme assists 10,000 people to purchase new-build homes

    The Help to Buy scheme has helped 10,000 aspiring homeowners to reserve properties for new-build homes and boosted the...

  28. July 23, 2013

    Lloyds commits to second phase of mortgage scheme

    Lloyds Banking Group, the UK’s biggest mortgage lender, became the first of the main high street banks to commit to the...

  29. July 10, 2013

    Barratt forecasts 73% rise in profits

    Barratt Developments, the UK’s second-biggest housebuilder by market value, expects pre-tax profits to jump 73 per cent in...

  30. July 8, 2013

    RBS gains as economic optimism aids banks

    Royal Bank of Scotland led the way yesterday as economic optimism put the banks among the FTSE 100 risers. Upbeat business...

  31. July 2, 2013

    Serco jumps on US contract hopes

    Contract hopes lifted Serco to a 12-year high in a flat London market. Serco jumped 6.5 per cent to 665.5p after a US...

  32. July 1, 2013

    Cala sets tone for buoyant housebuilders

    Cala, the upmarket Edinburgh-based housebuilder, has announced ambitious expansion plans in the south of England just three...

  33. July 1, 2013

    UK miners and financials gain despite China data

    There are signs of a return of risk appetite on European equity markets, with financial stocks in demand across the region....

  34. June 24, 2013

    Rics hits at ‘short-term’ focus on housing

    A focus on short-term fixes by successive governments over the past 50 years has exacerbated the failure of the UK housing...

  35. June 5, 2013

    Help to Buy scheme exceeds forecasts

    The chancellor’s Help to Buy scheme, a centrepiece of the 2013 Budget, has already beaten expectations with 4,000 new homes...

  36. May 10, 2013

    Lending stimulus contradictions are no laughing matter

    A man walks into a bank and says: “I have a business proposition and wish to borrow £600,000.” The bank manager asks: “Do...

  37. May 9, 2013

    UK housebuilders: raise the roof

    Cheap money stimulates demand. More demand encourages supply. So far, so very simple. But how quickly and how adequately...

  38. April 18, 2013

    Persimmon sees revival in housing market

    Persimmon, one of the UK’s biggest housebuilders, said recent government measures aimed at rekindling the housing market are...

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