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    1. 7 hours ago

      Housebuilding boosts UK construction industry

      Housebuilding helped boost UK construction activity last month, but the sector is expanding at a slower place than it...

    2. August 26, 2015

      English starter homes too dear for average families, says Shelter

      Ministers’ planned 200,000 “starter homes” will be out of reach for families on average incomes in almost 60 per cent...

    1. August 18, 2015

      Persimmon basks in post-election vibes to escape summer slowdown

      Britain’s housing market is defying the traditional summer slowdown, with post-election feel-good vibes pushing buyers...

    2. August 16, 2015

      UK trains ‘too many hairdressers, and not enough bricklayers’

      Britain is training “too many hairdressers and not enough bricklayers”, according to the body representing local...

    3. August 14, 2015

      Solve the housing crisis with self-build cities not slums

      Does the world need more slums? Rio’s sunny hillside favelas are enjoying a glossy revival as tourist attractions ahead...

    4. August 10, 2015

      Ministers back £26m fund to buy sites for starter homes

      Ministers are investing £26m in a new fund to acquire brownfield sites which will be set aside for the development of...

    5. August 4, 2015

      High Court quashes attempt to liberalise planning rules

      The High Court has dealt a humiliating blow to government attempts to liberalise the planning system, by forcing it to...

    6. August 4, 2015

      UK construction sector growth eases as housing market slows

      Growth in the UK construction sector slowed a little last month but builders remain optimistic about their prospects....

    7. July 31, 2015

      UK property rents rise at fastest rate in 2 years

      The cost of renting a home is rising at the fastest rate for more than two years as Britain’s chronic housebuilding...

    8. July 31, 2015

      Housebuilders switch focus from first time to ‘last time’ buyers

      UK housebuilders are stepping up construction of retirement homes in efforts to capitalise on the country’s ageing...

    9. July 28, 2015

      Planning approvals and house prices top pre-credit crunch highs

      The number of new homes approved by councils around England has hit the highest level since the financial crisis, as...

    10. July 26, 2015

      Social housing rent reforms to cost councils £2.6bn

      UK government cuts to social housing rents will cost local councils £2.6bn over the next five years, according to...

    11. July 20, 2015

      Lenders’ appetite for offering development finance rises sharply

      Banks and other lenders are rushing back into property development financing, as Britain’s booming real estate market...

    12. July 19, 2015

      Planning law change hits low-cost housing, councils claim

      Moves to liberalise planning policy will make it harder to build subsidised low-cost housing, according to a survey of...

    13. July 16, 2015

      London businesses move north as costs rise

      At least seven big companies are considering opening in Greater Manchester rather than expand in London, as the high...

    14. July 16, 2015

      Stirling shortlist speaks to UK’s architectural maturity

      The shortlist for this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize, announced on Thursday, reveals possibly the most unshowy group of...

    15. July 12, 2015

      Contradictions of the Conservatives’ housing policy

      Britain urgently needs to build more homes. Any discussion of the UK’s housing crisis must focus unswervingly on the...

    16. July 10, 2015

      Developers hail UK planning reforms

      Developers have hailed a package of planning reforms designed to boost Britain’s housebuilding from near-historic lows....

    17. July 10, 2015

      UK housebuilders: can we build it?

      No, we can’t. For years, Britain has not built enough houses to keep pace with a growing population. And for years, the...

    18. July 10, 2015

      UK construction industry contracts sharply in May

      The construction industry contracted sharply in May, raising fears the economy has entered a rough patch. The Office...

    19. July 9, 2015

      UK planning system faces shake-up in productivity drive

      George Osborne’s productivity push is set to be the biggest shake-up to Britain’s sclerotic planning system for nearly...

    20. July 9, 2015

      Osborne takes on ‘Nimby’ shires with planning shake-up

      George Osborne will announce sweeping planning reforms on Friday to speed up housebuilding in Britain, sidelining...

    21. July 9, 2015

      Summer Budget: rent cut pushes social landlords towards financial crisis

      George Osborne’s Summer Budget cut to social housing rents is set to throw the organisations that own half of Britain’s...

    22. July 9, 2015

      Barratt boosted by 45% jump in full-year profits

      The new chief executive of Barratt Developments deflected concerns over the impact of the Summer Budget on the housing...

    23. July 6, 2015

      Boom time for Bovis as it completes record number of house sales

      A record number of house sales and rising property prices lifted Bovis Homes in the first half of the year, with the...

    24. July 3, 2015

      Living the dream in your self-build home

      Rob Elkins and his fiancée Hannah Skinner spent months looking for a home in Montpelier, a bohemian, picturesque area...

    25. July 2, 2015

      Persimmon builds on rising competition in mortgage market

      The Conservative victory in the UK general election and increasing competition among mortgage lenders have buoyed...

    26. July 2, 2015

      Persimmon: land bank

      Hot weather has displaced house prices as the chief topic of polite conversation in the UK. Not for long, though....

    27. July 2, 2015

      Survey data fuel optimism in UK construction sector

      UK construction firms have started the summer in a bullish mood, with activity and optimism on the rise. The...

    28. July 1, 2015

      Oxford and Cambridge: tale of two cities shows housing disparity

      For centuries they have been England’s twin cities, seats of learning and, now, booming science and technology...

    29. July 1, 2015

      Boris Johnson lobbies to lessen impact of social housing sell-off

      Boris Johnson is lobbying the government to convert its plan to offer Right To Buy sales discounts to housing...

    30. June 30, 2015

      Poor design of homes and hospitals will add to heatwave problems

      A heatwave threatening to engulf England this week will hit thousands of people hard because so many homes and...

    31. June 25, 2015

      City of London Corporation to embark on mass housebuilding

      The City of London Corporation is to embark on its first major housebuilding programme for half a century, in an...

    32. June 24, 2015

      UK watchdog uncovers lack of data on land sales policy

      Ministers do not know how many homes have been built or how much money been raised from a policy to sell off public...

    33. June 17, 2015

      Ex civil service chief to examine London housing shortage

      The former head of the civil service has invoked the spirit of postwar Britain as he launched an inquiry into how to...

    34. June 17, 2015

      Berkeley Group warns against UK vote to leave EU

      Berkeley Group has joined the chorus of companies warning against the potential pitfalls of a Brexit, with the UK...

    35. June 17, 2015

      Low-cost London housing being stymied by government, says critic

      London's efforts to build homes that are affordable to low-income households are being stymied by government policies...

    36. June 16, 2015

      The gentrification and petrification of London’s heart

      Paris’s social housing is abundant. But it is around the edge, or “outside the Périphérique”, lending an impression of...

    37. June 12, 2015

      A German lesson in rent controls

      Rent controls are a terrible idea. That was the general reaction of the property industry when the Labour party...

    38. June 10, 2015

      Knock down London council estates, says housing minister

      Housing minister Brandon Lewis has called for the demolition and redevelopment of council estates across London in a...

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