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Half of Britons consider housing crisis to be one of the biggest issues facing UK

A new survey of 2,000 UK adults has revealed their thoughts on the housing crisis and the government’s attempt to support homebuyers and the wider economy. It found: 51% consider the housing crisis to be one of the main issues facing the UK 62% believe housing policy has been neglected …

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Brownfield beats green in Jenrick’s new planning proposals

Development on brownfield sites will be made easier under planning reforms set out by Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, today (March 12). Councils will be encouraged to take a more innovative approach to home building – by ensuring redevelopment of high streets is …

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BMF welcomes Pincher as housing minister

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation has welcomed the appointment of the Rt Hon Christopher Pincher as the Minister for Housing, following Boris Johnson’s first post-election Cabinet reshuffle. John Newcomb, Chief Executive, the Builders Merchants’ Federation, said: “I congratulate Chris Pincher on taking up the housing portfolio at …

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Actis welcomes appointment of  government’s MMC champion

The appointment of construction industry renaissance guru Mark Farmer as the government’s champion of Modern Methods of Construction has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis. “The author of the ground-breaking, government commissioned Farmer Review of the Construction Labour Model, which called on the industry to ‘modernise or die’ in 2016 …

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Stamp out the council house shortage

Fiona Russell-Horne

But injustice breeds injustice; the fighting with shadows and being defeated by them necessitates the setting up of substances to combat. Fiddle, fiddle fiddle. That’s all it is. Fiddling with stuff but not actually fixing it. When he was Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne altered the stamp duty thresholds, …

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Aico sponsors Wales’ Biggest Housing Event

  Aico will be exhibiting at, and sponsoring, TAI 2019 – Wales’ largest housing event, being held 1st – 2nd May at Sophia Gardens Arena, Cardiff.    A Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) event, TAI 2019 provides visitors with access to keynote speakers and specialist workshops based around this year’s …

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ARMA respond to Housing Secretary’s Cladding Directive

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP has taken a strong stance on the issue of cladding and forcing the removal and reinstatement of a safer product.  For months James Brokenshire has been warning landlords of at-risk properties to get on …

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Actis says Offsite homes could help address massive social housing shortfall

A massive decline in the number of homes built for social rent over the past decade, revealed in a government report this week, could be addressed in part by increasing focus on quicker-to-build offsite homes. That’s the message from offsite construction flag waver, insulation specialist Actis, which is on a …

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PM’s housing announcement a ‘victory for common sense’, says FMB

The Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government will lift the borrowing cap on councils to allow them to build many more homes is a victory for bold thinking and common sense, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).  Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “This is the …

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MD of Ibstock Kevington gives his reaction to Conservative Party Conference

Darren Bowkett, Operations Director at Ibstock Brick and Managing Director of Ibstock Kevington provides his insight on James Brokenshire’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference: “Once again, the Government has demonstrated its firm commitment to keep Britain building with James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, …

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