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The latest news, features, comment and analysis of the UK housebuilding market covering policy, regulation, planning, technology, new developments and products

David O'Leary

Budget builds on unprecedented progress on supply

Dec. 6, 2017 Comment

HBF policy director David O’Leary welcomes the latest statistics on new homes supply and looks at the Budget measures on housebuilding, which continue the mo...

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All in this together

Dec. 6, 2017 Comment

Phil Slater, channel manager – contracts at Whirlpool, reviews the year, highlights some uncertainty ahead but also finds reasons to be cheerful if we all wo...

Noel Meredith

Successfully securing development finance

Nov. 6, 2017 Comment

There are plenty of opportunities for SME housebuilders seeking smaller development sites – particularly in London argues Noel Meredith, executive director o...

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Making a mess of Brexit

Nov. 6, 2017 Comment

Newgate Communications chief executive Gavin Devine argues that the government is making a mess of the Brexit negotiations to the delight of the EU. It’s tim...

Mark Aedy

Stronger for longer

Nov. 6, 2017 Comment

There may be uncertainty and potential headwinds, but Mark Aedy, head of EMEA and Asia investment banking at Moelis & Company, argues that there is plenty to...

Richard Jones

The difficult residential contracting market

Nov. 6, 2017 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones looks at the challenge of engaging contractors for large scale development schemes – and suggests an alternative way forward

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Skills agenda vital for industry success

Nov. 6, 2017 Comment

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley welcomes the launch of the Home Building Skills Partnership’s Skills Pledge and explains why it is essential that the ...

Ben Roskrow

The outlook for 2018? Who knows?

Nov. 5, 2017 Comment

“These are opportune but challenging times.” These were the words of Homes and Communities Agency chief executive Nick Walkley at our Housing Market Intellig...

Hugh Taylor

Addressing the shortage of retirement housing

Oct. 10, 2017 Comment

Hugh Taylor, head of housing at HSBC, explores how more needs to be done to address the shortage of adequate retirement housing.