Goldsmith’s London housing vision needs SMEs to succeed, says FMB

Zac Goldsmith’s manifesto for London is right to identify small local builders as vital to addressing the capital’s crisis, but fails to go far enough, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “Both of the frontrunners, Zac Goldsmith and... View Article

Sales Volumes Pick Up Ahead of Stamp Duty Change

Prime country house prices have been rising for 13 consecutive quarters. Additional findings: Prime country house prices rose by 0.3% in Q1 2016 Annual growth has eased to 2.4%, down from a high of 5.2% in 2014 Sub-£1 million homes... View Article

BSRIA responds to government construction strategy 2016-20

BSRIA has responded to the Government Construction Strategy 2016-20 which was launched recently where the government has committed to saving £1.7 billion from the cost of public projects and hiring 20,000 construction apprentices, by 2020. It also pledged to roll out... View Article

Weston Homes Chairman responds to starter homes announcement

In response to the Housing Minister’s announcement on starter homes, Bob Weston, Chairman and Chief Executive at Weston Homes, said: “Once again the government is making soundbites without providing a scrap of detail. The government has been talking about this... View Article

The Vinden Partnership reacts to the Budget 2016

Peter Vinden, Managing Director of The Vinden Partnership – a leading multi-disciplinary consultant company to the built environment – said: “The Chancellor has talked of uncertain economic times ahead and it would seem that with this budget he doesn’t intend... View Article