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Business leaders urge government to tackle UK housing crisis

Business leaders have urged the government to tackle the housing shortage by expanding the rental sector and creating incentives for older homeowners to vacate large properties. The CBI set out 10 recommendations to get more people into suitable housing ahead of the publication of a white paper by...
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New housing registrations continue to rise, reports NHBC

The number of new homes registered across the UK continues to outperform 2014 levels, according to NHBC. For the rolling quarter (February – April), registrations increased by 20% compared to the same period last year (41,307 in 2015; 34,451 in 2014). This follows the strong Q1 growth reported...
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120,000 too few homes built in 2014

Analysis of new figures published this morning by the National Housing Federation show that just 118,760 homes were built in England in 2014, more than a 120,000 shortfall on the 245,000 experts predict is needed every year to keep pace with new households forming. Since the last census...
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Big jump in number of new homes started

Official figures released show a big rise in the number of new homes started last year. The data from the Department for Communities and Local Government shows that 137,010 new homes were started in 2014. The figures show house building numbers are still recovering strongly, with starts up...
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Chancellor sets out plans for over 400,000 London homes

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has set out plans to help London meet its need for over 400,000 homes on a visit to Aura development by Weston Homes in Edgware, with the Mayor of London. A package of housing investments announced today for London included the establishment...
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October was strongest month for new housing since 2011

October was the strongest month for new housing registrations since June 2011, figures released by NHBC have revealed. The figures show that a total of 13,950 new homes were registered in October (11,151 private sector; 2,799 public sector). The previous highest single month for new home registrations was...
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Housebuilding efforts reap real results

The numbers of new homes in England has risen by 10% over the past year – the highest percentage increase in 12 years, new figures today show (13 November 2014). Housing Minister Brandon Lewis welcomed the news, which means the government has now delivered over half a million...
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