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  1. September 16, 2014

    Greg Fitzgerald to retire from Galliford Try

    Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive of Galliford Try for nearly a decade, has pledged to retire from the builder he joined as a...

  2. May 10, 2012

    Barratt homes enjoys sales boost

    Barratt Developments, the UK’s largest homebuilder by volume, has had its best spring selling season in five years as...

  1. April 19, 2012

    Persimmon loses faith in NewBuy

    A government scheme to stimulate the housing market by underwriting 95 per cent mortgages on new-build properties is...

  2. March 27, 2012

    Bellway sees signs of housing recovery

    Bellway, the housebuilder, said it had seen encouraging signs of recovery in the housing market as it reported increases in...

  3. March 19, 2012

    Berkeley buys £80m prime London sites

    Berkeley, the upmarket housebuilder, has continued to bet on the resilience of the London property market, investing a...

  4. March 1, 2012

    Planning permissions fall to fresh low

    Planning permissions have fallen to their lowest level in five years, according to new figures that will fuel the bitter...

  5. March 7, 2011

    Beyond banks in search of funds

    Hard decisions: large margins added by banks to interest rates on loans have put off many businesses Uncovering the truth...

  6. February 9, 2011

    Cost of credit is key say SMEs

    Vince Cable, business secretary, proclaimed that the banks’ promise of £10bn in extra small business lending this year was...

  7. November 14, 2010

    Electricity: Plans to beef up Eletrobras give cause for concern

    Energy and electricity are pet subjects of Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president-elect. Indeed, it was her work as mines and...

  8. October 29, 2010

    Uncertainty hangs over UK housebuilders

    Housebuilders do not have a lot going for them at the moment. Public-sector job losses, fiscal tightening, problems getting...

  9. FT Alphaville

    October 25, 2010

    Double trouble for UK house prices?

    More bad news for Britain’s housebuilding sector. Here’s Howard Archer of IHS Global Insight, reflecting on Monday’s bank...

  10. October 21, 2010

    Uncertainty hangs over housebuilding

    The £95bn ($149bn) construction industry was on Thursday absorbing the full impact of George Osborne’s crackdown on public...

  11. April 26, 2010

    Housebuilding sector stirs with £350m Horizon offer for Crest

    An investment vehicle backed by entrepreneur Hugh Osmond has made a bid approach for Crest Nicholson, the privately held UK...

  12. April 25, 2010

    Horizon’s bid for Crest stirs sector

    An investment vehicle backed by entrepreneur Hugh Osmond has made a bid approach for Crest Nicholson, the privately held UK...

  13. April 16, 2010

    Election Diary

    Statistical obsessionAlastair Stewart's rambling blog developed a certain following ahead of his chairmanship of last...

  14. April 16, 2010

    The rank outsider wins a weird night

    Within moments of the debate finishing, the result was in. At the back of the media hall in Manchester the party spokesmen...

  15. April 16, 2010

    The rank outsider wins weird night

    Within moments of the debate finishing, the result was in. At the back of the media hall in Manchester the party spokesmen...

  16. April 15, 2010

    Cameron warns of ‘sluggish’ TV debate

    David Cameron risked igniting a row over the first ever televised party political leaders’ debate in the UK, on Thursday...

  17. March 25, 2010

    Housebuilders given a boost by stamp duty relief

    Shares in housebuilders rallied yesterday after the industry was handed a welcome boost by the Budget announcement that...

  18. March 24, 2010

    Stamp duty boost for housebuilders

    Shares in housebuilders rallied on Wednesday after the industry was handed a welcome boost by the Budget announcement that...

  19. March 3, 2010

    Pollster to select televised debate audiences

    The audiences for April's three televised election debates between the leaders of the main parties will be hand-picked by a...

  20. March 2, 2010

    Pollster to select TV debate audiences

    The audiences for April’s three televised election debates between the leaders of the main parties will be hand-picked by a...

  21. Westminster Blog

    March 2, 2010

    Full details of the TV debate between the political leaders

    I revealed this morning that a deal had been struck over the April TV debates between Brown/Cameron/Clegg. A statement came...

  22. February 13, 2010

    Redrow chief warns on housing shortage

    The chairman of one of Britain's biggest housebuilders has called on the government to address the shortage of homes in the...

  23. February 12, 2010

    Redrow chief warns on housing shortage

    The chairman of one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders has called on the government to address the shortage of homes in the...

  24. February 5, 2010

    Bellway warns over mortgage restrictions

    Bellway has warned that restricted levels of mortgage availability for home buyers will prolong the run of poor sales and...

  25. December 22, 2009

    Leaders agree to three TV election debates

    The leaders of all three main political parties will go head-to-head in a trio of televised debates in the run-up to the...

  26. December 21, 2009

    Leaders agree on three TV debates

    The leaders of all three main political parties will go head-to-head in a trio of televised debates in the run-up to the...

  27. November 17, 2009

    Persimmon upbeat as orders swell

    A plump order book and significantly reduced levels of borrowing helped Persimmon deliver an upbeat trading statement in...

  28. November 16, 2009

    Persimmon upbeat as orders swell

    A plump order book and significantly reduced levels of borrowing helped Persimmon deliver an upbeat trading statement in...

  29. November 9, 2009

    Kier eyes challenge to OFT ruling

    Kier Group, the UK construction company, indicated that it might launch what is likely to be the first of many challenges...

  30. FT Alphaville

    January 15, 2009

    When it comes to UK housing -- "We've only just begun..."

    … sang Karen Carpenter in the early 70′s chart-topper.  And it could make a comeback as an unlikely signature tune for...

  31. October 4, 2008

    Requiem For A Dream Home (Part I)

    The doorway looks like the entrance to a prison cell: an unpainted steel hatch with a giant padlock hanging from it. The...

  32. August 22, 2008

    Low-cost banker

    Talk of Persimmon turning to affordable social housing for low-income families and government-funded housing pleased the...

  33. June 11, 2008

    Shares in builders shed more than 10% in one day

    Housebuilders' shares suffered their biggest fall in a single day since the start of the downturn, shedding more than a...

  34. June 10, 2008

    Housebuilders suffer further losses

    There was no let up in the flow of bad news surrounding housebuilders on Wednesday as investment banks raised the spectre of...

  35. June 10, 2008

    London shares retreat for third successive day

    Trading worries ended the recent speculative run in DSG International as London markets retreated for a third successive...

  36. FT Alphaville

    May 6, 2008

    Barratt reportedly rejects Apollo approach

    Speculation continues to dog troubled UK housebuilders – not least, Barratt Developments which has on been approached by US...

  37. May 3, 2008

    Spring shower in reality a storm

    For some months house builders have been pointing to the advent of spring in the hope that the traditional peak sales season...

  38. May 3, 2008

    Spring shower in reality a storm

    For some months house builders have been pointing to the advent of spring in the hope that the traditional peak sales...

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