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Could a change in the law be the answer to the UK’s vacant property crisis?

The current property crisis, more acute than it has been in living memory, straddles the public and the private sector. Theresa May’s social housing business plan has given the illusion of progress, but, in reality, the number of new social homes being built has been on a steep decline since the 1950s. Certain political milestones have exacerbated this social housing shortage. Council tenants having permission to purchase their homes under Thatcher’s government might have prompted a spike in private ownership,…

Huseyin Bozdogan, Construction Apprentice for Berkeley Group Named Best Apprentice

Huseyin Bozdogan, Construction Apprentice for Berkeley Group Named Best Apprentice

A construction apprentice from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London has been celebrated by Berkeley Group. Huseyin Bozdogan been awarded with the Best Apprenticeship title by the Berkeley Group. The award has been given to Huseyin at their annual Apprenticeship Awards ceremony. The event this year took place on the 10th October at Pennington Street Warehouse in London Dock. The 28-year-old apprentice has been completing his Dry Lining training with the construction group and has been described…

Structural Timber Awards 2017

Structural Timber Awards 2017

This year’s Structural Timber Awards 2017 has gone above and beyond all previous events held. The quality and caliber of the submissions for this year’s awards were of an extremely high quality and demonstrated the improvements and upturn that has taken place in the Structural Timber industry. The annual awards ceremony took place on the 10th October and celebrates the outstanding work done by people in this industry. The event was held at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham and…

Birmingham City University Research on Post Brexit Construction Industry

Birmingham City University Research on Post Brexit Construction Industry

A Dissertation carried out by researchers at Birmingham City University, led by Marwan Mohamed titled ‘Brexit: measuring the impact upon skilled labour in the UK construction industry’. This research has been published in the International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, a peer-reviewed research journal. The research collected feedback from more than 50 different businesses in the construction industry in order to evaluate the impact that Britain leaving the European Union could have. The research has shown that workers in…

SiteSales Property Group Managing Director Comments on Halifax Property Price Index

SiteSales Property Group Managing Director Comments on Halifax Property Price Index

The Managing Director of SiteSales Property Group, Murray Smith has commented on the recently published results of the Halifax House Price Index. SiteSales is one of the leading residential property sales and development consultancy companies in London and the South East. The Halifax House Price Index has shown that the national average house prices have become distorted by the stasis seen in the second hand market. The new build property values have the support of the Help to Buy scheme…

FMB Publish Official Letter to CITB Chief Executive

FMB Publish Official Letter to CITB Chief Executive

The Federation of Master Builders has published an official letter to the Chief Executive of the Construction Industry Training Board, Sarah Beale. This letter illustrates the federation’s support of the training board as a part of their consensus process but has highlighted the significant changes that are needed in order to make the training options better for SMEs. The Construction Industry Training Board, or CITB is an organisation that splits opinion. Some of the Federation of Master Builders, FMB, members…

Cumbernauld Academy and Theatre Campus Ground Breaking Ceremony

Cumbernauld Academy and Theatre Campus Ground Breaking Ceremony

The Cumbernauld Academy and Cumbernauld Theatre Campus development project has taken a step forward with ground officially being broken as part of an event last week. On the 7th September, the progress was marked with a sod cutting ceremony.In attendance and leading the ceremony was John Swinney MSP, the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills. The project will be carried out by hub South West and will be the third large school development carried out through…

Debbie White Starts as New Chief Executive at Interserve

Debbie White Starts as New Chief Executive at Interserve

Interserve the multinational support services and construction business has welcomed a new Chief Executive. On September the 1st 2017, Debbie White has started her new job, replacing Adrian Ringrose as the Chief Executive of the UK based company. Interserve operates in a number of different industries, such as construction, facilities management and frontline public services. The former Chief Executive of Interserve handed in his notice in the middle of November. Adrian has however worked until the 31st of August in…

RCM Have Formed a New Charity Partnership With a North Staffordshire Hospice

RCM Have Formed a New Charity Partnership With a North Staffordshire Hospice

RCM have formed a new charity partnership with a North Staffordshire hospice. The supplier for complete through wall solutions to the construction industry, RCM focuses on supporting their local community and giving back. In order to do this, they have formed a charity partnership with a North Staffordshire Hospice which is known for delivering palliative and end of life care to their patients. RCM works with clients and supply chain partners in their day to day operations in order to…

Sally Thomas Has Been Appointed as the New Chief Executive

Sally Thomas Has Been Appointed as the New Chief Executive

Sally Thomas has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, or SFHA. Mary Taylor, the former Chief Executive of the Federation, has retired after seven years of working with the organisation. In this role, Sally will be leading the federation during a critical time for the Scottish housing market. It is an important time for the property market and housing sector all over the UK, including in Scotland, with the increase in housing…