In the new Unlocking Growth in UK Construction report, complied by industry leaders and representative bodies across the UK, it is argued that stimulating growth in the construction sector will help solve the wider economic problems facing the UK. The group has compiled a six point focus plan which may help steer the Government’s future policy making.
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The Tenant Services Authority has launched its consultation about the new regulatory framework. The consultation runs until 10 February 2012, and the new framework is expected to take effect on 1 April 2012. The new framework takes account of the new investment arrangements, ministerial directions to the regulator, and the Localism Act 2011.
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A group of MPs was yesterday informed by the British Property Federation that the only way to solve the UK’s housing crisis is to encourage institutional investors into the market.
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Carl Brown writes of the new world of regulation for housing associations, which he argues is now looking likely to get off to at best, a confusing start.
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The CEO of the National Housing federation is calling on Housing Associations to widen the services they offer and spend more time on promoting themselves.
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As of 31st October 2011, the Government has announced that they will be slashing Feed-in-Tariffs for domestic solar installations. Government Ministers have emphasised the need to stay within the allotted budget in the face of falling solar costs, but critics are foreseeing a sharp contraction of demand and an end to free solar financing schemes and social housing projects.
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Consumers have been warned to be vigilant when opting to let their roof spaces for renewable energy schemes, doing so could violate mortgage schemes and damage saleability.
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The highest number of £1,000,000+ property sales since 2007 were recorded in the first half of this year, underlining the strength of the property market at the upper end, fuelled by foreign money.
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