Government responds to the Housing Standards Review

Following a consultation exercise conducted by The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) last year, which sought views on the results of a review of local housing standards, the government has announced that it will move all necessary local housing... View Article

Government confirms self-builders’ exemption from CIL

The Department for Communities and Local Government believe that exempting selfbuilders from paying the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) will save the self-build housing sector thousands of pounds and encourage the construction of up to 3,000 currently ‘mothballed’ small housing projects.... View Article

Labour recognises the role of self-builders

There are many challenges faced by today’s small, custom and self-builders, but the most difficult to overcome must be the availability of land. OK – self-builders may be able to bid on the land the big boys see as not... View Article