NHBC Autumn Budget statement

Following today’s Autumn Statement from George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, NHBC’s Chief Executive, Mike Quinton, said:

“We welcome today’s Autumn Statement highlighting measures to support house-building in the UK.

“As our new home registration statistics show, the number of new homes being registered continues to improve on last year’s figures with an overall 24% increase for the rolling quarter August to October compared to the same period in 2012, but this recovery has been from a very low base.

“It is therefore crucial that the Government delivers these policies, such as the £1 billion loans to unblock stalled housing developments and continued support of Help to Buy, to help the UK get back to producing the volumes required to meet the demand for quality, new homes.”