Government & policy

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 ...

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 ...