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Now Boris Johnson wants to shake up … shared ownership

Homeownership is in the prime minister’s sights as he plans for a snap election

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Housing crisis? What housing crisis?

A recent report’s finding that the UK doesn’t need more housing supply is challenging long-held assumptions


Councils: The new master developers

The £600m recently granted for housing infrastructure is a leap forward for local authorities and need not shut out the private sector either


Your essential guide to extra care housing

Where’s the work and who is doing it in this growing sector

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How will Johnson’s government transform housing policy?

Communities secretary Robert Jenrick and housing minister Esther McVey look set to focus on driving up homeownership – but Brexit hangs over funding decisions


Building Better, Building Beautiful report: Style and substance?

The commission’s interim findings address questions of planning and engagement but there’s less about resource

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Profile: Master developer Urban&Civic

Managing director Robin Butler on quality, reliability, and how to get what you want from housebuilders


Spending Review: Analysing housing’s chances

What investment in housing does the industry need from the government – and what is it likely to get?

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Boris or Jeremy: what will it mean for housing?

Analysis: What plans the rival Tory leadership candidates could have for built environment policy


Barking fire: what can we learn?

The blaze at a Building Regs-compliant, timber-clad residential block prompts searching questions


Regional inequality: what’s the plan?

The initial findings of the UK2070 Commission inquiry into city and regional inequalities confirm what we already know. So what are we doing about it?


Larkhill housing scheme: radical collaboration

A time-constrained project for military housing is an exemplar of collaboration between rival timber frame firms


HAs: caught in a cross-subsidy trap?

Housing associations’ increased dependence on revenue from private sales could leave them over-exposed to market fluctuation

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