Government & policy

Sajid Javid supports “morally justifiable” land uplift tax ...

18/Nov/2019

According to The Telegraph, Sajid Javid supports “morally justifiable” 50/50 split land uplift tax ...

Annual net dwellings housing supply up by 9% against 2017-18 ...

16/Nov/2019

Annual housing supply rose to 241,130 net new dwellings for the last year, a rise of 9% on 2017-18 figures ...

Energy efficiency becomes political focus in electioneering ...

12/Nov/2019

The new Future Homes Standard proposes sweeping new changes to Building Regs and the energy efficiency of new homes in the UK ...

New National Design Guide for homes announced ...

01/Nov/2019

A new National Design Guide sets out the principles of good design that should help practice create better and more beautiful places ...

Right to Build Day on 30 October to test planning ...

24/Sep/2019

The 30th October 2019 marks the date on which councils must demonstrate whether they have granted sufficient ‘development permissions’ for the 18,000 people signed up to their local Custom and ...

Self Build stays on the agenda with new cabinet ...

17/Sep/2019

The new cabinet is coming out in support of Custom and Self Build as a part of a wider route to growing housing supply in the UK ...

Scottish Planning Act requires authorities to maintain lists of aspiring ...

12/Sep/2019

The new Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 requires planning authorities to maintain a list of people wishing to Self Build ...

IEA calls for ‘lighter touch’ for self-build as part of ...

27/Aug/2019

The Institute of Economic Affairs recently published Raising the Roof, a report on solving the UK’s housing crisis, including a call for a “lighter touch” in terms of planning to facilitate ...

Jenrick and McVey replace Brokenshire and Malthouse in core housing ...

25/Jul/2019

Boris Johnson has announced Robert Jenrick as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Esther McVey as Housing Minister. ...

NaCSBA’s calls for a Help to Build to mirror the ...

23/Jul/2019

NaCSBA has responded to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Help to Buy – Equity Loan Scheme Progress Review with written evidence, calling for Government to back a Help to Build ...