Government

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 ...

FMB calls for more small plots site as a source ...

19/Nov/2019

The Federation of Master Builders is calling on government to prioritise SME house builders as part of a wider focus on house building - with the creation of small sites ...

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 ...

Over half of English Local Authorities support self build housing ...

25/Oct/2019

Analysis by the Right to Build Task Force has found that over half of all English local authorities now have plans, or emerging plans, with custom and self build provision ...

Over half SME house builders built a Self Built house ...

15/Oct/2019

The FMB's House Builder's Survey 2019 demonstrated the vital link between Custom and Self Build homes and the work flow of SME house builders ...

New homes demand falls to 8% finds FMB survey ...

08/Oct/2019

Consumer demand for new homes falls by 8%, according to findings from the FMB's House Builder's Survey 2019 ...

VAT Survey 2019: establishing the size of the UK Custom ...

23/Sep/2019

NaCSBA has launched its survey for Self Builders who have reclaimed Value Added Tax (VAT) on their project, and is asking the entire industry to share details of the survey ...

One year delay to Reverse Charge VAT announced ...

17/Sep/2019

The new Domestic Reverse Charge has been delayed until 1 October 2020, giving the construction SMEs more time to prepare for the change ...

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 ...