June 2018

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The Housebuilder Brain Game - in pictures

Savills was crowned Brain Game winner as the industry raised £278,000 for Marie Curie at the annual celebrity-hosted quiz night.

The Interview - Stephen Wicks, Inland Homes

Stephen Wicks, founder and ceo of Inland Homes, has developed his business from a brownfield land specialist to a housebuilder that has recently established a partnerships arm. He talks to Suzie Mayes about keeping the company's entrepreneurial spirit while going for growth.

Government seeks game changer with NPPF

With the government proposing changes to the National Planning Policy Framework and the system for developer contributions, Mark Smulian considers whether the revisions will work.

Housebuilder Product Awards

The winners have been announced of the Housebuilder Product Awards 2018. We showcase the winning companies, whose achievements will be celebrated at a winner's lunch.

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The Interview - Jonathan Cranley & Ben Leather, Spitfire Bespoke Homes

Jonathan Cranley and Ben Leather are regional managing directors of Spitfire Bespoke Homes in the south and Midlands respectively. They talk to Suzie Mayes about design challenges, the joys of belonging to a medium housebuilder and how they both intend to lead the rapid growth of the business

Doing digital

With the traditional model of home buying in decline, Niclas Staberg calls for the industry to embrace the technologies that are changing the way people buy homes

Future Home unknowns

So far there has been little detail divulged on The Future Home Standard beyond the Spring Statement announcement. Suzie Mayes looks at what we know so far and what the industry thinks

HBF Viewpoint

HBF Policy director David O'Leary examines the latest round of mandatory gender pay gap reporting and looks at how the industry is performing - and what it should do to improve