April 2015

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In this issue

The skills issue

The PM leads the way in seeking to tackle the crisis facing the industry

The hustings begin

The Conservatives, Labour and the Lib Dems all sent senior figures to the HBF Policy conference to outline their housing policies ahead of the election

Richard Werth

The former Banner boss is looking to advise smaller housebuilders on exit strategies

Youthful looks

The NHBC Foundation has canvassed the views of young people on housebuilding and the industry

Up on the roof

Our look at the products and innovations in the roofing sector

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The Interview - Chris Tinker, Crest Nicholson

Crest Nicholson veteran Chris Tinker is interim ceo of the business until the autumn. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the challenges the company has faced and its new strategy, featuring much multi-tenure housing.

The local election effect

The local elections have left some local plans in doubt following changes in council leadership. Suzie Mayes finds out what this might mean for housing

Funding good design

With the government's sharp focus on good homes design, Homes England is devising essential design standards for developers looking to access its funds and schemes. Mark Smulian reports