Government & policy

‘Planning for the Future’ reaffirms government commitment to self build ...

12/Mar/2020

Following the Spring Budget, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has announced the Government’s ambitions to reform planning in Britain with a short Planning for the Future paper, and promised a ...

NaCSBA welcomes Spring Budget ...

11/Mar/2020

Rishi Sunak's budget gave a cash boost for Corona-hit businesses and hinted at extensive planning reforms to be announced shortly ...

Ground-breaking Self Build Wales scheme launches, with ‘oven-ready’ plots and ...

03/Mar/2020

Self Build Wales has officially launched - offering a new route to plots, finance and pre-agreed designs to make self building easier. ...

Developers must sign up to New Homes Ombudsman, says consultation ...

02/Mar/2020

Government has announced that self builders will be exempt from the new Homes Ombudsman scheme, which will become a statutory duty following legislation ...

New immigration plans have potential to act as a restrictor ...

24/Feb/2020

New Government thresholds for skilled workers could act as a limiting factor on construction, preventing EU nationals from working in low-paid jobs ...

Two councils reduce self build register fees following NaCSBA lobbying ...

20/Feb/2020

Wandsworth and West Lancashire councils have reduced their charges for the self build register, following lobbying by NaCSBA ...

Jenrick boosts SME housebuilders with £1bn guarantee scheme ...

10/Feb/2020

The Government has announced a £1 billion guarantee scheme to get more small and medium sized builders operating in the market ...

Building Better report calls for level playing field for custom ...

04/Feb/2020

The Build Beautiful report has been published, calling for planning reforms that contribute to a level playing field for custom and self build ...

Numbers wanting to self build grows, despite “dirty tricks” from ...

20/Jan/2020

New research by NaCSBA has found that the number of people wanting to self build annually has grown, with an estimated 55,000 people now signed up to Right to Build ...

Conservative manifesto backs Custom and Self Build ...

25/Nov/2019

The Conservative's manifesto supports Custom and Self Build, with indicators of a 5% mortgage scheme ...