The collapse of the well-known Scottish housebuilder has shocked many within the housing sector. As Daniel Gayne finds out, the firm’s balance sheets over the past few years provide some clues as to what went wrong
Despite a year of turbulence in the housing sector, the year’s Top 50 rankings largely record the growth period seen before Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini Budget imploded the market last year. Joey Gardiner sees what the numbers say about who’s up and who’s down
When a section 114 ‘bankruptcy’ notice is put in place, a council’s non-statutory services are restricted and housebuilding ‘goes to the back of the queue’. Yet the growing number of councils in this situation are finding ways to carry on building
With little prospect of a rapid reduction in interest rates to spur a recovery, many in the industry are now just looking to “survive until ’25”. Joey Gardiner looks at the prospects for residential developers doing so.
The past nine housing ministers have come and gone in the time it takes to get a large project to site, says Joey Gardiner. So what are the chances that the latest incumbent in the role can do what is required to pick the industry up off the floor?