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  • Jobs in June

    Posted on July 7, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    According to Reed Recfruitment, more employers were seeking suitable recruits for jobs in June than they were in May.  It was also 20% higher than a year ago in June 2010.
    While salaries remained constant, demand from the insurance and engineering sectors was at record levels, with job oopenings in the east Midlands rising sharply.
    Salaries in [...]

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  • 'FirstBuy' for over 100 House Builders

    Posted on June 24, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    The Homes and Communities Agency has allocated funds in its FirstBuy scheme to over 100 housebuilders & housing associations. Continue Reading

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  • Land for 100,000 Houses

    Posted on June 8, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    Sounds good doesn't it?
    Until you read that this is to be a Government release for the period until 2015.
    That's an average of just 25,000 a year.
    And still they talk about wanting between 240,000 and 400,000 houses a year to be built.
    Not a lot of joined up thinking here, Mr Cameron.
    Come on - GET A GRIP
    People [...]

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  • Bank of England - Your Chance to Tell Agent What You Think

    Posted on June 5, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    The Welsh Agent for the Bank of England is coming in to see me for his 6 monthly consultation about the state of our industry on Tuesday 14th June.
    He might take a guess at what I'm likely to tell him, BUT WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY?
    I will print off and present to him all [...]

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  • 'Oven Ready' Housing Land

    Posted on April 4, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    New Land Finding Service

    More and more people are asking for our help to find the land that they need for their new Self Build, or next Housing Development.

    In response, the Benfield ATT Group has developed a new Land Finding Service to do just that.

    Continue Reading

    This post was posted in News and was tagged with Land for Purchase, Land for Sale

  • FSA Backs Down

    Posted on March 28, 2011 by Professor Benfield


    No, not the vaccination, but last year’s FSA Mortgage Market Regulations. Having come under intense criticism for the onerous nature of their proposals, their recently announced Business Plan for 2011/12 recognises the validity of this. Continue Reading

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  • New Dawn for Housing?

    Posted on March 16, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    Desperate Remedies

    Desperate conditions call for radical solutions. Now, at last both Central and Local Government seem to be waking up to the horrendous situation they have created for housing across the UK. Continue Reading

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  • LA’s Losing £m’s

    Posted on March 5, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    Home Builders Federation

    HBF - Home Builders Federation

    HBF Report

    According to a report from the Home Builders Federation, Local Authorities who cancel housing development plans or reduce the number they build below local needs, will lose £27m per year. Continue Reading

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  • Land & House Prices

    Posted on February 28, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    Plot Price Pressure as Planning Permits Plummet

    Planning Permits Falling

    (That’s as good a “Peter Piper”!)

    With planning permits being granted at less than 50% of what they were 4 years ago, price pressure on available land has to be up, which means the pressure on house prices must also be upward. Continue Reading

    This post was posted in Articles and was tagged with Fall in Number of Planning Permissions - Consequences, House Price Rise Forecast, Failure of UK Planning System Predicted

  • Appeasment ?

    Posted on February 20, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    Mr Nice Guy

    Home Builder Federation’s Executive Chairman, Stewart Baseley, continues to play Mr Nice Guy with the Government.  It’s a bit like fiddling while Rome burns. Continue Reading

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