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  • 25 Mar
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    HBF Publishes Report on Economic Footprint of UK House Building

    It has long been argued, by many within it, that the house building industry and the construction of new homes contributes to the national and local economy and now there is finally a document to support this.

    Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners and the Home Builders Federation published, on 24th March, The Economic Footprint of UK House Building which assesses the economic footprint of the national house building industry, quantifying its contribution to the national economy. The document was presented to the house building industry at the Home Builders Federation Policy Conference 2015 on 24th March.

  • 28 Nov
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    Will the Autumn Statement bring a warmer climate for the planning system?

    Housebuilders are hoping that the Autumn Statement, to be announced on Wednesday 3rd December, will be used by the government to boost housing supply, improve the planning system to deliver quicker planning permissions and support smaller housebuilders.

    It is considered that the current planning system is restricted by bureaucracy which unnecessarily prevents implementable permissions being delivered quickly, subsequently suppressing the housebuilding industry. The Home Builders Federation (HBF) this week expressed their views on the matter, ‘the time taken to get permissions to the stage where work can actually start on site is still taking for too long’.

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