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Labour would set up housing ministry if it wins power

28 Apr 17 | By Iain Withers

Shadow housing minister launches party’s policy to build one million homes over five years

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Telford Homes buys 110-home East End scheme

26 Apr 17 | By Hamish Champ

The project will deliver 110 new open market homes and 10 affordable homes

Battersea Power Station

Battersea developer seeks review of affordable housing targets

26 Apr 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Papers submitted to Wandsworth council request viability review potentially putting up to 250 affordable homes at risk

Planning Houses

Brexit red tape bonfire to start with housebuilding

25 Apr 17 | By Building news desk

Home Builders Federation set to quiz members on post-Brexit reform of regulations

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Lovell inks deal for 220 Lancashire homes

25 Apr 17 | By Iain Withers

Scheme will provide some of the UK’s first starter homes

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Bovis' new boss Fitzgerald buys £1.24m in shares

24 Apr 17 | By Hamish Champ

Greg Fitzgerald signals confidence in the firm, buying 134,369 shares

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Autumn Statement: Hit and miss

30 Nov 16 | By David Blackman

Last week’s Autumn Statement trumpeted an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes, but is the government set to miss its own target?

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Housing: The forgotten crisis

28 Apr 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Already it has been dubbed the ‘Brexit election’, so will this single issue overshadow all others, including how to tackle the housing crisis?

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Bovis: Here’s the snag …

13 Apr 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Bovis Homes recently set aside £7m to deal with its torrent of snagging complaints from buyers of its properties - and it’s not the only housebuilder criticised for selling unfinished and faulty homes

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Planning Houses

What next for Bovis?

13 Mar 17 | By Hamish Champ

Galliford Try’s all-share tilt at Bovis is more likely to succeed than Redrow’s part-cash/part-share offer

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Housebuilders' salary survey 2016: Business as usual

21 Oct 16 | By Joey Gardiner

The Brexit vote has ushered in a time of widespread uncertainty, but activity in the housebuilding sector has so far held up well. Joey Gardiner looks at what we can learn from this year’s salary survey and and asks how long trading can remain strong

Affordable housing

State of play: London

6 Oct 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Sadiq Khan has proved himself a pragmatist - a quality he’ll need to address the capital’s major built environment challenges

Housebuilding

State of play: Housing

22 Sep 16 | By Joey Gardiner

The government wants to see one million homes built in England by 2020, but while some housing experts think a little tinkering will get us there, others countenance a far more radical plan

Corbyn and May

Party conferences preview

15 Sep 16 | By David Blackman

The political backdrop to the approaching party conference season looks nothing like it did this time last year. The Brexit vote, which swept Theresa May to power and plunged Jeremy Corbyn into another leadership contest, has many policy implications. So what do the two main parties have to say about construction?

COMMUNITY OPINION

Sarah Richardson

Fitzgerald: Cometh the hour …

13 Apr 17 | By Sarah Richardson

Turning Bovis’ fortunes around will be no small task for Greg Fitzgerald but you wouldn’t bet against him

Kevin Cammack

Greg Fitzgerald as Bovis CEO is a masterstroke

6 Apr 17 | By Kevin Cammack

Attracting Greg Fitzgerald out of retirement could be just what the struggling housebuilder needed to do to turn its fortunes around

Karen Jones

It's up to employers to make apprenticeships work

6 Apr 17 | By Karen Jones

The apprenticeship levy is a great start but now the industry needs to do its bit to ensure the quality of the tuition meets its needs

Mark Leeson

Office-to-resi planning rules need a rethink

3 Apr 17 | By Mark Leeson

Outrage over tiny studio flats in London being 40% smaller than a Travelodge room means government now needs to set some controls

Félicie Krikler

How to avoid divisive regeneration schemes

28 Mar 17 | By Félicie Krikler

Too often developers and architects are accused of alienating people by imposing insensitive designs on their communities

Al Watson

Housing white paper: Beware unknown unknowns

27 Mar 17 | By Al Watson

While the government is preoccupied with Brexit, the housing crisis has been laid at the door of local authorities and developers

Rebecca Larkin

Construction's long-term outlook

23 Mar 17 | By Rebecca Larkin

Lower real incomes are a key risk for the years ahead and have clear implications for construction

Mike-Williams

Price rises from suppliers should be challenged

15 Mar 17 | By Mike Williams

Material costs are on the up but housing associations can secure better deals from the supply chain if they know how

Steve Douglas

Why was housing ignored in the Budget?

10 Mar 17 | By Steve Douglas

Housing didn’t get a mention on Wednesday but other government announcements show a clear direction of travel