UNEMPLOYMENT DROP

Unemployment has fallen to 1.42m, according to latest official figures from the Office for National Statistics. Data released on the 15th May shows unemployment fell by 46,000 in the three months to March. The figures also revealed wages rose at an annual rate of 2.9% in the quarter, while there were 396,000 more people in

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Legal & General aquires remaining stake in Cala Homes

On Tuesday 13th March Legal & General acquired the 52% of Cala it did not own. L&G Capital’s CEO Kerrigan Procter said: “Legal & General is delighted to assume full ownership of CALA Homes, a growing business which we know and understand well. It has a strong management team with proven experience of managing a

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Summary of Budget 2017

With Philip Hammond delivering his second Budget as chancellor last week here are they key points of his speech regarding Stamp duty and housing; Stamp duty to be abolished immediately for first-time buyers purchasing properties worth up to £300,000 To help those in London and other expensive areas, the first £300,000 of the cost of

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UK interest rates rise for first time in 10 years

For the first time in more than 10 years, the Bank of England has raised interest rates. The official bank rate has been lifted from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first increase since July 2007. It is likely to rise twice more over the next three years, according to Bank of England governor Mark Carney. The

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“Drastic government action” is urged by London Mayor

Mayor urges government to massively increase investment in London homebuilding back to 2009/10 levels at the Budget on 22 November Government funding for affordable homebuilding in London is still less than half the amount spent in 2009/10 New analysis shows government funding for affordable housing needs to rise five-fold to £2.7bn a year Sadiq criticises

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UK housebuilding hits highest registrations in a decade!

The latest NHBC data shows that British construction companies applied to build the greatest number of new homes in a decade during the three months to the end of September, taking account of the time of year.  Builders registered in the third quarter of 2017 that they planned to build 37,936 homes, 9 per cent more than during

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We have moved!

This week we have moved into our new office and have welcomed Danny Bourne to the team. You can now find us at: Quatro House Lyon Way Frimley Road Camberley Surrey GU16 7ER 01276 804544

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Berkeley Group – Inspiring young people!

“What I really want is to inspire young people. Make them an offer. Show them that building and construction is worthwhile and fun. It’s something you can be passionate about, as well as place you can make good money.” Currently more people are leaving the construction industry than joining it and people completing apprenticeships is

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