Reversing the decline of small housebuilders:

24 Jan, 2017

Housing supply indicators are overwhelmingly positive. A generally more attractive environment for housebuilding investment, improved economic conditions and political action to tackle blockages and support firsttime buyers has contributed to unprecedented increases in housing supply which has risen by more than 50% in just three years.

However, while the number of homes being built continues to rise rapidly, the number of home building companies has dwindled over the course of almost three decades even as positive policies such as the introduction of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the creation of the Help to Buy scheme theoretically makes the sector an attractive one for prospective start-ups and small firms planning to grow.


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