HBF confident OFT study will give industry clean bill of health

22 June, 2007

"'I am confident that on the issues of effective use of land and customer satisfaction the home building industry will be given a clean bill of health.

"The study will give us further opportunity to show that the real problem is the shortage of land with planning permission for much-needed new homes."

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Notes to editors

1. The Home Builders Federation (HBF) is the principal trade federation for private sector home builders and voice of the home building industry in England and Wales. The HBF's 300 member firms account for over 80% of all new homes built in England and Wales in any one year, and include companies of all sizes, ranging from multi-national, household names through regionally based businesses to small local companies: www.hbf.co.uk

2. The Office of Fair Trading have launched a study into the housebuilding industry, building on the implementations of the Barker Review of Housing Supply, published in 2004.

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