First-time buyer transactions hit a high, whilst SMEs reveal major barriers to housing delivery

HMRC figures reveal that first-time buyer transactions reach the highest level since 2002, amid ongoing challenges to housing completions in 2022.

House prices hit all-time high, whilst labour shortages could last for years

This week’s roundup reviews the latest house price index from Halifax, the ongoing material and labour shortages, and carbon reduction commitments from Vistry Group.

Council housing is back: local authority units are on the rise

A close look at recent housing completion data reveals a steady increase in the number of local authority homes being built. So, what’s driving this?

Housing supply falls amid rising prices, driver shortage adds to industry woes

This week’s roundup reviews Zoopla’s latest House Price Index, the shortage of HGV drivers, and relief that the planned product marking changes have been delayed.

Positive Persimmon trading report, brick shortages worsen, and house prices increase

This week’s roundup features strong results from Persimmon, brick manufacturers warning of worsening supplies, and the latest house price data from the ONS.