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    1. May 19, 2015

      Stamp duty cut fuels UK property demand, says Crest

      Crest Nicholson says cuts to UK stamp duty have sent levels of demand in the housing market to new highs, boosting its...

    2. May 15, 2015

      UK construction continues to drag on growth

      Despite a bounceback in March, the UK’s construction sector shrank in the first three months of the year, continuing to act...

    1. May 13, 2015

      Housing associations may carry the can for Tories’ Right to Buy plan

      The Conservatives’ high-profile election promise to extend the Right to Buy to housing associations could get bogged down by...

    2. May 13, 2015

      Greg Clark faces challenge to fulfil promises on home ownership

      New communities minister Greg Clark faces the difficult task of fulfilling his party’s election promise to get more people...

    3. May 12, 2015

      Lack of brownfield data hampers London housebuilding, study says

      Half of London’s councils have little or no idea how much brownfield land they own, even though such sites could help solve...

    4. May 5, 2015

      A new ending for a sorry tale of housing shortages

      Whatever the character of the government Britain elects on Thursday, the prime minister and his cabinet colleagues are...

    5. May 5, 2015

      Election uncertainty curbs UK construction activity

      Britain’s construction activity slowed sharply last month as uncertainty over this week’s general election led developers to...

    6. April 28, 2015

      Mayfair landlord Grosvenor warns of property boom complacency

      Grosvenor, the Mayfair landlord owned by the Duke of Westminster, has warned investors of the dangers of “complacency” about...

    7. April 28, 2015

      Countryside blames UK election doubts for planning delays

      Falling planning consent approvals in the run-up to the general election are hampering efforts to ease Britain’s housing...

    8. April 27, 2015

      Election housing promises come under fire

      Britain’s dysfunctional housing market is riding high on the political agenda, with parties responding to voters’ concern...

    9. April 27, 2015

      A debate on UK housing is conducted in bad faith

      There is a formula for generating policies to solve Britain’s housing crisis. First, always phrase the policy in the same...

    10. April 27, 2015

      UK housebuilders warn against politicians’ ‘unachievable’ targets

      More than two-thirds of UK housebuilders believe delivering more than 180,000 new homes a year is unachievable under current...

    11. April 26, 2015

      Why Right to Buy has been wrong for Britain

      David Cameron, prime minister, this month put forward what could be one of the worst policy ideas ever: extending “Right to...

    12. April 20, 2015

      Sir Stuart Lipton criticises housebuilders over ‘crisis’

      Sir Stuart Lipton, one of Britain’s most experienced property developers, has attacked housebuilders for their role in what...

    13. April 16, 2015

      Persimmon warns on election holding up housebuilding

      The chief executive of Persimmon has warned that the election is making it more difficult for UK housebuilders to secure...

    14. 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...

    15. April 12, 2015

      Planners tell politicians to stop obstructing new garden cities

      Some of Britain’s most prestigious urban planners and housing campaigners have called on politicians to stop blocking new...

    16. April 10, 2015

      Data show further decline in UK construction in February

      The Conservatives’ hopes of gaining a pre-election boost from strong economic growth figures have taken a knock, with...

    17. April 10, 2015

      City grandee set to spearhead affordable housing start-up

      John Gildersleeve, the City and property industry grandee, has launched an affordable housing development company — Rentplus...

    18. April 9, 2015

      Tories are blocking housebuilding, suggest data

      Housebuilding plans are being blocked by the government in the run-up to the general election to avoid antagonising voters,...

    19. April 7, 2015

      More young renters give up on ever buying a home

      A growing number of young people have given up on the idea of buying their own home, reinforcing signs that property...

    20. April 6, 2015

      Small housebuilders struggle to fill balance sheet holes

      Britain’s biggest housebuilders have constructed record profits on the back of rising property prices and government...

    21. April 4, 2015

      Councils struggle to replace sold-off homes

      Local authorities are struggling to replace council houses sold through the Right To Buy programme of sales to tenants...

    22. April 2, 2015

      Builders’ confidence rises even as recovery slows

      Confidence among UK construction companies has surged to its highest level in nine years — even amid mounting evidence that...

    23. March 27, 2015

      Barratt CEO Mark Clare steps down

      Barratt chief executive Mark Clare is stepping down after nine years at the helm of the UK’s largest housebuilder, with...

    24. March 25, 2015

      Bellway shares rise as UK housing demand fuels record profits

      Shares in Bellway rose to an all-time high on Wednesday after it posted record half-year profits, underlining how voracious...

    25. March 23, 2015

      Westminster council spends £20m buying back Right To Buy homes

      Westminster City Council is spending £20m to repurchase and refurbish 45 flats which it sold through the Right To Buy scheme...

    26. March 16, 2015

      UK brickmakers revived by surge in housebuilding

      Dormant brick plants are reopening across the UK as manufacturers respond to a surge in demand from housebuilders, though...

    27. March 13, 2015

      Housebuilding slowdown threatens UK recovery

      A slowdown in housebuilding caused output in the UK’s construction industry to slump unexpectedly in January, falling 2.6...

    28. March 9, 2015

      Subsidy cuts hit affordable housebuilding

      The coalition government has presided over a drop in the construction of affordable housing after it slashed subsidies,...

    29. March 5, 2015

      London struggles to build affordable homes

      London’s councils are failing to meet their own targets for new affordable housing, despite spiralling living costs and a...

    30. March 3, 2015

      Taylor Wimpey to double dividend as homes demand boosts results

      Taylor Wimpey, Britain’s second biggest housebuilder by volume, is to double its dividend payout after strong demand for new...

    31. March 3, 2015

      UK construction hits 4-month high

      Building activity in the UK jumped to the highest level in four months in February, providing further evidence the economy...

    32. March 2, 2015

      David Cameron pledges 200,000 cut-price starter homes

      David Cameron will try to woo younger voters on Monday by pledging that a future Conservative government would expand a...

    33. February 23, 2015

      Bovis Homes builds up dividend as profits rise

      British housebuilder Bovis has underlined its credentials as the UK’s fastest growing housebuilder, reporting a 69 per cent...

    34. February 13, 2015

      Since you asked: the rights and wrongs of expanding Right to Buy

      “Landlords warn over Right To Buy extension” Financial Times, February 12 Right to Buy? I haven’t heard that since the...

    35. February 11, 2015

      Redrow’s sales soar despite fears of UK housing market slowdown

      Redrow looked to shrug off concerns of a cool-down in the UK housing market despite warning on planning delays and the...

    36. February 10, 2015

      Bellway reports off-plan sales boost

      Bellway, one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders, said sales of off-plan homes had jumped by a quarter in the first half of...

    37. February 3, 2015

      Shortage of builders hobbles UK housing ambitions

      A lack of bricklayers, electricians and plasterers has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to overcoming Britain’s acute...

    38. February 3, 2015

      PMI survey eases concerns over UK construction

      Activity in the UK construction sector rebounded in January, though remained notably weaker than the peaks of last summer....

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