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Housing starts and completions are at their highest level in 10 years, according to latest government figures. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government revealed that 197,170 new homes had been started, while 178,540 had been finished across the UK in the 2016-17 year. The previous high was in 2007-08 when there were 219,090…

Environment Minister to “make sure the whole body of European environmental law continues to have effect” after Brexit The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) has welcomed a pledge from Environment Minister Dr Thérèse Coffey MP to “make sure the whole body of European environmental law continues to have effect” after Brexit. The Environment Minister made…

Building Regulations “unfit for purpose” – Grenfell Review The chair of an independent review into Building Regulations and fire safety has found that the regulatory system for safely designing, constructing and managing buildings is not fit for purpose. Dame Judith Hackitt, who was appointed by government to lead an Independent Review of Building Regulations and…

Housing supply hits nine year high. Government figures released today show that 217,350 homes were added to the housing stock in England in the past financial year, the highest since 2007-08. Between April 2016 and March 2017 the total housing supply increased by 227,170. But once 9,820 demolitions are taken off there were 217,350 net…

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