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4 reasons the Local Plan process is failing to solve the housing crisis

The government introduced the National Planning Policy Framework in 2012. One of its key objectives was to address the housing crisis by significantly boosting the supply of new homes. Every year since then, property consultancy Savills has produced a report looking at how councils are performing. Their latest review doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Here […]
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5 key proposals for housing in the Conservative Party manifesto

18 May saw the launch of the Conservative Party’s manifesto for the upcoming General Election. The housing crisis and housing supply feature prominently in its 88 pages. This post identifies the five central themes of Conservative policy for the housing market and development industry, and what that might mean for you.
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The Bank of Mum and Dad: why it’s so important to the housing market

The Centre for Economics and Business Research have published their latest report for Legal and General examining the importance of the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ in helping people buy homes in the UK. But how crucial is its role, and what does that tell us about the state of the housing market? This blog explains.
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