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Construction firms least prepared for Brexit, survey finds

Construction firms are trailing businesses from other sectors when it comes to preparing for Brexit according to the latest YouGov survey commissioned by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM. RSM’s Brexit Monitor survey of middle market businesses found that... View Article

A template for sustainable design

A new headquarters in the Netherlands has shown that a non-traditional approach to project delivery and a hands-on approach to sourcing material can pay dividends. Field trips to other countries to look at materials and an engaged team of sub-contractors,... View Article

HBA: Planning reform is vital for rural communities

According to the Sunday Times, the chancellor of the Exchequer is preparing to announce far-reaching changes to housing and planning policy in his budget speech, which will take place on 22 November. These changes, which are allegedly being pushed by... View Article

South Oxhey apprentices begin laying foundations for their future

Countryside, a leading UK home builder specialising in place making and urban regeneration, together with their partner Home Group and Three Rivers District Council have launched an apprenticeship scheme in partnership with Joe Brennan Training (JBT) at their £172 million redevelopment in... View Article

Housebuilders set to benefit from announcement on rail funding

House builders are set to benefit by £200 million a year from the government’s commitment this week to spend £48bn to keep rail services running between 2019-2024, new research reveals. The government announced on Thursday that between 2019 and 2024 £48 billion will be spent on Britain’s railway. It means businesses in construction will continue to benefit from the increased output, reduced costs... View Article

Multiple award wins for homebuilder’s site managers

Three Site Managers from CALA Homes have each scooped a highly prized accolade in recognition of their work at the highest standards of the housebuilding industry. The developer was celebrating at the NHBC Pride in the Job Regional Awards, held... View Article

Bringing home the barriers to SME building

Brian Berry details some of the key issues SME builders are facing as reflected in the organisation’s recent House Builders’ Survey, and what Government needs to do. The decline in the number and output of SME housebuilders over recent decades... View Article

NFB: Construction T-level panel does not reflect the industry

On 11 October, the Department for Education (DfE) announced that the first three subjects available for T-levels from 2020 will include construction, digital technology and childcare. Justine Greening, secretary of state for education, said: “As we prepare to leave the... View Article

Practical steps to combatting modern slavery

Following the launch of a new initiative to tackle human rights abuses in the construction industry, the BRE’s Dr Shamir Ghumra spoke to Housebuilder & Developer’s Jack Wooler about the growing movement to tackle modern slavery. The APRES (Action Programme... View Article

Javid visits 6,200 home site in Rugby

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid welcomed progress to deliver 6,200 new homes on the old Radiostation site in Rugby, which forms part of investment into the Midlands Engine. Visiting the project, which is already creating jobs, supporting businesses and encouraging growth,... View Article

RICS UK Residential Market Survey, September 2017

Buyer enquiries and sales balances slip back a little further in September National price balance still marginally positive but London and the South East return weaker readings Expectations point to a subdued near term outlook for both prices and sales ... View Article
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