SMEs

Red diesel rebate ends 1 April, despite calls for delays ...

29/Mar/2022

The rebate on red diesel ends on 1 April, affecting the construction industry with higher operating costs. ...

Spring Statement cuts VAT on energy-saving home improvements ...

23/Mar/2022

In his Spring Statement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that homeowners will pay 0% VAT when installing certain energy-saving home improvements. The measure will help households improve energy efficiency and keep ...

New report calls for better evidence and data for custom ...

24/Feb/2022

An Evidence Review of Self Build and Custom Housebuilding in the UK calls for better and more robust sources of data to underpin growth ...

New Levelling Up Home Building Fund to boost SME housebuilders ...

03/Feb/2022

The government’s recently published Levelling Up White Paper includes a new Levelling Up Home Build Fund that NaCSBA welcomes as a route to development finance for small and medium house ...

SME support crucial for unlocking new housing, finds House of ...

18/Jan/2022

SME housebuilder support crucial for unlocking new housing, finds House of Lords 'Meeting Housing Need' report ...

Richard Bacon’s Review of Custom and Self Build identifies missing ...

17/Aug/2021

Recommendations for growth In his review Richard gives a detailed overview of the sector, drawing on activity in both the UK and from abroad. He evidences the benefits of a ...

Ebbsfleet Garden City gets permission for 67-home custom build site ...

09/Aug/2021

Alkerden Gateway will see 67 custom build homes built at Ebbsfleet Garden City in Kent, a welcome addition to the UK's only new, planned garden city ...

Materials shortage seriously impacts SME housebuilders’ workloads ...

25/Jul/2021

The materials shortage is having a significant impact on SME housebuilders and self build, as builders merchants are hit by shortages and price increases ...

SME housebuilders to feel the pinch as building materials shortages ...

29/Mar/2021

Self builders and SME housebuilders both need to be aware of potential shortages and interruptions to construction materials, which could have a knock-on effect on building schedules. The latest issue ...

Right to Regenerate could force councils to bring land to ...

18/Jan/2021

Councils could be forced to sell public sector land and buildings in a new Right to Regenerate, as announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick. The new scheme will “cut red ...