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Jeff Fairburn

Persimmon sees “strong” first half

Aug. 21, 2018

Persimmon has achieved “strong results” for the first six months of 2018, with its pre-tax profit rising 13% to £516.3 million against its half year in 2017.

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Help to Buy helps quarter of million people – HBF

Aug. 17, 2018

The government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme has helped around a quarter of a million people onto the property ladder since it was launched in 2013, accor...

McCarthy & Stone

Elderly “can unlock housing crisis” – McStone

Aug. 14, 2018

The over 65s “hold the key to unlocking the housing crisis” and boosting younger people's chances of owning a home, according to McCarthy & Stone’s third ann...


Bellway reaches more than 10,000 sales

Aug. 8, 2018

Bellway has completed the sale of more than 10,000 homes for the first time in its history, it said today (August 8).

Places for People sees "strong financial performance"

Aug. 2, 2018

Places for People has enjoyed another year of “strong financial and operational performance”, the placemaking and regenerating group said, releasing its annu...

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Poor weather hits Taylor Wimpey completions

July 31, 2018

Taylor Wimpey’s first half completions fell 3.2% against the equivalent period in 2017, affected by the poor weather conditions experienced earlier this year...

Ted Ayres to stand down

July 27, 2018

Ted Ayres, chief executive of Bellway, is to step down from the company’s board on July 31.

NHBC reveals registration benefits for 2016

Private registrations fall 7% - NHBC

July 27, 2018

Private sector registrations fell 7% during the period from April to June compared to a year ago, according to the latest NHBC statistics.

Ian Sutcliffe

Countryside’s completions up 29%

July 26, 2018

Countryside Properties’ total completions climbed 29% to 1,060 units during its third quarter, with its Housebuilding division “performing well”.