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    1. April 14, 2015

      General election: Fears build over move to extend Right to Buy

      A Conservative manifesto pledge to extend Right to Buy to 1.3m housing association tenants was intended to emulate the...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. April 16, 2010

      Election Diary

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

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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....

    33. August 22, 2008

      Low-cost banker

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

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    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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