Government ought to seize this opportunity to work with industry says NFB

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) and the House Builders Association (HBA) believe that the Government’s housing policies have contributed to inflating demand for housing without boosting supply, in a recent news release on 27th February from the NFB they think that  the Government should listen to industry more on the Housing White Paper.

Figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) on house building in the United Kingdom, shows that 167,700 new homes were completed between Q3 2015 and Q2 2016, that is below the Government’s self-imposed annual target of 200,000 necessary to achieve its ambition of building one million homes by 2020.

The NFB points out that the Housing and Planning Act 2016 focuses excessively on purchasing  rather than encouraging different types of ownership and supply, restricting the ability of local authorities to build new homes. The NFB thinks the Government ought to seize this opportunity to work with industry on practical solutions, rather than rolling out initiatives and see what sticks.

Read the NFB recent report 27th February in full click here

 

Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

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