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Election result comment from Bjorn Howard

Housing

What’s needed now is consistency rather than upheaval. A government must be formed as quickly as possible so that we can continue to build on the progress made in recent years in supporting the housing and housebuilding sectors. It was a good sign for the sector that all major parties recognised the need for a focus on housing in their manifestos...

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Sector’s role in educating housing investors

Housing

Private finance has become increasingly vital to housing. More could be done to help investors understand and continue to support the sector

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Our comment on the 2017 election manifestos

Housing

The most pleasing aspect of the manifestos is that the major parties appear to recognise the scale of the housing crisis facing the UK and particularly the problem of affordability. They have put forward some bold ideas to tackle these issues.

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We should welcome a quieter budget for housing

Housing

As with every budget, the Chancellor’s speech last week was followed by a flurry of reaction and views about how it helped or hindered different sector.

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A view on today's white paper

Housing Shared ownership

The white paper includes some very encouraging proposals and we’re pleased to see the government widen out the starter homes policy to include shared ownership, which should encourage more developers to build more homes for this crucial tenure.

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Our comment on the Autumn Statement

Housing

The new £1.4 billion fund to support affordable housing options is positive news and the flexibility should further incentivise housebuilders and housing associations to boost the number of units across different tenure types. It’s encouraging to see the Government recognising that affordable tenures need to play a key role in alleviating the UK’s housing crisis.

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