January 24, 2017

Government makes £7bn available for new affordable housing

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Affordable housing programme   The scheme that was announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement is now open for applications from housing providers, the government has announced. The government’s Affordable Housing Programme has been put in place to meet the growing and diverse need for new housing in the country, especially housing suitable for the first […]

May 16, 2016

Tackling the housing shortage

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UK housing shortage A brand new housing scheme will see 45,000 builders trained by 2019 in order to tackle the UK housing shortage. This £2.7m initiative was announced by the Construction Industry Training Board and Home Builders Federation. The latest figures show that 181,000 new homes were built last year up 25% year on year with the largest companies […]

November 10, 2015

New stats reveal scale of housing shortage

Research from the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) reveals the scale of the housing shortage and how many new homes will have to be built to satisfy demand over the next decade and a half. According to the TCPA, the housing sector in England needs to build 312,000 homes every year for the next […]

November 5, 2015

Impact of new housing bill hard to judge

Generation rent to Generation buy “It is a truly historic moment that will help deliver the homes hard-working people rightly deserve, transforming generation rent into generation buy” – Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, 13th October 2015 On Monday 2nd November 2015 the House of Commons passed the second reading of […]