In 67 per cent of local authorities in England, insufficient houses were built to meet demand in 2015/16 (DCLG 2016; DCLG 2017). Across England, of the 265,936 houses that are needed, just 189,650 new dwellings (71 per cent) were provided. While other factors, such as money supply, play their part, this is impacting on the […]

“I want to send the clearest possible message to housebuilders that we the Government will make sure the land is available, we’ll make sure you have the skills you need, and in return, you must do your duty to Britain, and build the homes our country needs.” Will Theresa May’s message to housebuilders make a […]

The end of March, beginning of April has seen a significant number of regulation and initiative updates relating to construction. Not least the Government Construction Strategy 2016 – 20, the deadline for BIM level 2 and the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan. Government and construction The Government Construction Strategy 2016 – 20, Strategy looks at three core […]

Recent research by Competitive Advantage indicates that a significant proportion of RSLs have plans to upgrade the energy efficiency of their properties, with many upgrades starting in 1 to 2 years.  And with many of them interested in the Green Deal, as a possible funding mechanism, this is a combination not to be ignored, but […]