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  1. 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...

  2. March 31, 2014

    Sir Terry Farrell urges planning revamp to boost UK architecture

    Sir Terry Farrell has called for a fundamental rethink of the planning system, arguing that the UK’s success as an exporter...

  1. March 30, 2014

    UK housebuilders: same tune

    This time, it’ll be different. Anyone hearing those words – especially in an investment context – should worry. Business...

  2. March 26, 2014

    Bellway ramps up its housebuilding amid leap in revenues

    Bellway plans to raise its housebuilding volumes by a fifth during the coming year as the company, buoyed by the Help to Buy...

  3. March 24, 2014

    Cala buys Banner Homes for estimated £200m

    Cala has acquired developer Banner Homes in one of the biggest deals within the sector since the financial crisis, as the...

  4. March 23, 2014

    More state land must be used for homes, says Sir John Ritblat

    More needs to be done to free up land for housebuilding if the government is to reduce the risk of a bubble in the...

  5. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Crackdown on homes owned by offshore companies

    The government has expanded its clampdown on homeowners who buy their properties through a company, in the latest move to...

  6. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Small developers offered £500m fund

    The chancellor has moved to boost the ranks of small builders across Britain by offering measures to improve access to...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. March 14, 2014

    Budget to help small housebuilders as demand for homes rises

    George Osborne is preparing measures to boost housebuilding in next week’s UK Budget amid rising demand for new homes....

  10. March 13, 2014

    Housebuilder Miller Group considers IPO

    Miller Group has fired the gun on a process that could lead to an initial public offering, with the UK’s biggest privately...

  11. March 12, 2014

    Boris Johnson to sell London land for rented housing development

    Boris Johnson is to use publicly owned land and institutional investors’ cash to build new rented homes, as figures show he...

  12. March 4, 2014

    Wet weather hits UK construction activity

    UK construction softened in February as disruption from the wettest winter on record took its toll but, with a 10th...

  13. February 27, 2014

    Planning approvals in England at highest level since 2007

    Planning approvals in England last year hit their highest annual total since 2007 as housebuilders continued to take...

  14. February 26, 2014

    Taylor Wimpey’s cash return underwhelms

    Taylor Wimpey shares fell on Wednesday after a plan to return cash to shareholders left investors underwhelmed, according to...

  15. February 25, 2014

    Persimmon speeds up payout to shareholders as profit surges

    Persimmon has accelerated its plan to return £1.9bn in capital to shareholders after the UK’s biggest housebuilder by market...

  16. February 25, 2014

    Housing think-tank calls for wave of new towns

    A leading housing policy think-tank will on Tuesday call for the resurrection of the new towns programme to help create...

  17. February 24, 2014

    Longbridge project proves new towns are no quick fix

    Almost a decade after the collapse of MG Rover, a regeneration project on the site of the old Longbridge plant is starting...

  18. February 24, 2014

    Bovis posts near 50% rise in profits

    Bovis Homes has underlined its credentials as the UK’s fastest growing housebuilder by posting a near 50 per cent rise in...

  19. February 20, 2014

    England housing starts rise as public land sales are stepped up

    The number of homes being built in England jumped sharply in 2013, new figures showed, as the government stepped up the sale...

  20. February 19, 2014

    Galliford Try sees revenues soar in housebuilding division

    Galliford Try became the latest construction company to benefit from the buoyant housing market, with revenues in its...

  21. February 18, 2014

    European Investment Bank to fund UK social housing

    The European Investment Bank will directly invest in UK housebuilding after it announced on Monday it will aim to lend £1bn...

  22. February 17, 2014

    Cala calls on peers to step up housebuilding targets

    Cala has urged its fellow housebuilders to step up the supply of homes as the Scottish builder works towards a widely...

  23. February 14, 2014

    UK construction output bounces back

    Strong growth in new homes and commercial buildings helped the UK’s construction output rebound in December, offering signs...

  24. February 7, 2014

    Don’t bet the house on price rises persisting

    ‘George Osborne has admitted that UK housing supply will struggle to keep up with demand for the next decade . . . ’...

  25. February 7, 2014

    Singapore buyers pile into London’s prime property market

    Sipping cocktails on the roof terrace of Singapore’s five-star Fullerton Bay Hotel, well-heeled couples gazing at the...

  26. February 6, 2014

    ‘Concealed’ families mask need for new houses in UK

    When local authorities assess housing needs, their first port of call is census data , which provide a detailed snapshot of...

  27. February 4, 2014

    Osborne says UK not building enough houses

    George Osborne has admitted that UK housing supply will struggle to keep up with demand for the next decade, despite...

  28. February 4, 2014

    Countryside snaps up rival housebuilder

    Countryside Properties has agreed a deal that it hopes will propel it into the top 10 of UK housebuilding as the private...

  29. February 4, 2014

    Rising demand boosts UK construction

    Britain’s construction sector is expanding at the fastest rate since 2007 thanks to rising demand for new houses and...

  30. February 2, 2014

    London house prices show ‘bubble-like conditions’, report warns

    London’s soaring house prices are pushing the market towards a bubble, an influential group of economists has warned. The...

  31. January 31, 2014

    London home registrations soar

    New home registrations in London have hit their highest level since electronic records began, as foreign investment in prime...

  32. January 29, 2014

    London mayor urged to set up corporation to build homes directly

    Boris Johnson should fix London’s “broken housing market” by setting up a City Hall-run corporation to build homes directly,...

  33. January 28, 2014

    Crest chief asks for guidance on Help to Buy

    The chief executive of Crest Nicholson has called on the government to give “forward guidance” on the Help to Buy scheme...

  34. January 28, 2014

    Almighty and unpopular task of leading Barclays branch closures

    Moses brought Ten Commandments down from the mountain. Antony Jenkins, chief executive of Barclays, has only produced eight...

  35. January 28, 2014

    City planner rails at ‘rambling rubbish of residential towers’

    Peter Rees frequently takes groups of visiting overseas planners on boat trips down the Thames “to show them what not to...

  36. January 27, 2014

    David Cameron pleads for patience on UK recovery

    David Cameron has urged Britons to be “patient” as they wait for the benefits of the economic recovery to come through,...

  37. January 22, 2014

    Foreign investors essential to London housebuilding, data show

    Foreign investors have permission to build nearly two years’ supply of housing in London, according to new research....

  38. January 17, 2014

    Northern property fund targets rebound

    A former Rothschild banker is setting up a fund to buy property in northern England and the Midlands as investors begin to...

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