2015

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For “we are the builders”… of how many affordable homes?

The number The Spending Review and Autumn Statement saw the headline-grabbing announcement of 400,000 affordable homes starts over the current parliament. This comprises: • 200,000 Starter Homes • 135,000 Help to Buy: shared ownership homes • 10,000 Rent to Buy homes • 8,000 specialist homes for older people or those with disabilities • The remainder (around 50,000) from “existing commitments”

By Rebecca Larkin at 8 Dec 2015

Conservative Housing Pledges

The general election concluded with a decisive outcome not many people were expecting. Now that we have a Conservative majority government, it gives us an opportunity to revisit a previous blog that looked at all the parties’ pre-election pledges on housing and look at what lies ahead for the sector under the “party of home ownership”.

By Rebecca Larkin at 20 May 2015

The Housing Battleground

With the election just over two months away, the much-discussed housing ‘crisis’ is hot on the political agenda and all parties have led with pledges focused on the housing market. Amongst them, we saw high national house building targets (from Labour and the Lib Dems), new-build discounts for young buyers to fulfil aspirations of home ownership (Conservatives) and across-the-board promises to release more land.

By Rebecca Larkin at 25 Feb 2015

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