Positive post-referendum trading reported by Countryside and Telford

Countryside Properties and Telford Homes are the latest housebuilders to report good trading conditions following the result of the EU referendum. Countryside, which specialises in place making and urban regeneration, said that trading over the summer months into the autumn selling season had been “robust”. During the three months following the referendum, it saw an

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Industry “crying out for talent” – HBF

The housebuilding industry is “crying out for talent” and new entrants to the sector should be open minded about the careers they pursue, Peter Andrew, deputy chairman of the Home Builders Federation (HBF), said at the end of last week. Speaking at the HBF Future Talent Conference in Nottingham, Mr Andrew said that the housebuilding

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HBF Report: ‘Building Communities, Boosting Employment’

“Over 100,000 new jobs were created in England alone last year as a result of the big increase in house building. Analysis by the Home Builders Federation shows that the house building industry is now supporting around 667,000 jobs, and details how local economies the length and breadth of the country are benefitting from the

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“Skills and planning system hinder housing recovery” – Lloyds

Lloyds Bank have reported that a severe skills shortage and the current planning system are hindering efforts to solve the housing crisis. In Building for Growth, the banking giant surveyed a broad spectrum of housebuilders and found that 46% of respondents said slow planning decisions were a hurdle to resolving the housing shortage. 42% cited

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McStone announces next stage of growth plan

McCarthy & Stone has announced that it is to launch three new regions as part of its growth strategy. The retirement housebuilder will divide its existing North, South West and Midlands regions each into two more concentrated regions. It currently operates across six regions in total, with the sixth launching last summer in North London.

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