A new government review must end rules stopping councils building new homes

Commenting on the launch of a government review into council housebuilding, Mayor Sir Steve Bullock, Executive Member for Housing at London Councils, told attendees at a Westminster event that government rules are holding back the construction of thousands of new homes. “The artificial and unnecessary housing revenue account cap should be removed.  More...

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By Editor On Monday, December 16th, 2013

Councils rewarded for 550,000 more homes under new homes bonus

Councils have received over £2 billion through the New Homes Bonus for helping deliver 550,000 more homes, new figures show. Housing Minister Kris Hopkins published details of the latest New Homes Bonus payments More...

By Editor On Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Shadow Housing Minister visits landmark Wolverhampton development

New Shadow Housing Minister Emma Reynolds viewed a flagship NHBC insured development in her constituency recently that will eventually provide more than 350 new homes for the area. Ms Reynolds MP, who was elected More...

By Editor On Monday, October 14th, 2013

House building innovations will help deliver homes

Housing Minister Mark Prisk has urged house builders to try new and innovative approaches to construction to get Britain building. Visiting an award winning housing development in Essex, the minister encouraged More...

By Editor On Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Future of zero carbon homes uncertain as Government drops Part L changes

As the Government drops plans to implement changes to Part L of the Building Regulations in 2013, Knauf Insulation is warning that there will be grave implications for the drive towards zero carbon homes. In a response More...

By Editor On Friday, July 19th, 2013

£91 million cash to tackle over 6,000 empty and derelict homes

Communities Minister Don Foster has announced that towns across England will benefit from £91 million to refurbish and bring back into use over 6,000 empty and derelict homes and commercial premises, particularly More...

By Editor On Friday, June 21st, 2013

Public sector construction projects worth over £1.1bn on hold

New figures show Government has fallen short on pledge to boost economy through investment in public sector infrastructure Some 119 public sector construction projects worth over £1.1billion are currently on hold More...

By Editor On Monday, June 17th, 2013

NFA Calls For Investment Ahead of Spending Review

The National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) has called on the Chancellor to allow its members to invest up to £7billion to build 60,000 new social homes and stimulate economic growth ahead of this year’s spending More...

By Editor On Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Housing Minister Welcomes Ten Point Plan to boost self build industry

With the number of self-build homes in the UK at a 30 year low, Homebuilding & Renovating magazine yesterday presented a 10 Point Plan from the self-build industry to boost the number of self-build homes to More...

By Editor On Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Minister challenges councils to find land for self-builders

Councils were challenged to step-up to help boost housebuilding by finding land for local people to build their ‘Grand Design’ by Nick Boles. The minister said he was determined to help families who aspire More...