National Housing Federation

Housing crisis most acute in England’s biggest cities reveals analysis

The housing crisis is most acute in England’s biggest cities according to analysis from Core Cities UK and the National Housing Federation (NHF) which highlights the untapped potential of the eight most economically powerful cities outside London to drive growth and create jobs.

NHF hits out at Section 106 changes

The National Housing Federation (NHF) has hit out at government plans to exempt self-builders and small builders developing less than 10 homes from having to pay affordable housing levies through Section 106 agreements.

UK still needs more new homes, report warns

The UK's housing supply is "hopelessly inadequate" and the country needs as many as 245,000 new properties a year - around 10,000 units a year higher than previous estimates, according to new research.

Councils must say yes to new homes, says NHF

Councils across the country are being urged to back the National Housing Federation's Yes to Homes campaign to ensure more houses are built "in the right place and at the right price".

Déjà vu as housing statistics prompt political blame game

Conservative and Labour politicians have accused each other of delivering the fewest new homes since the 1920s in the wake of the latest DCLG figures that show a 7% rise in starts over the last year, but a 9% drop in completions.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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