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GE2019 - How do the manifestos match?

10 December 2019

Before the political parties finalised their manifestos for the General Election on 12 December, Propertymark published its own ‘manifesto’ calling on the new Government to regulate and reform the housing sector. How do the major parties’ manifestoes meet Propertymark’s calls on the issues the property industry faces? Read More...

An interesting year for the housing market – 2019 trends

04 December 2019

Propertymark has analysed its sales and lettings data to reveal trends from the year. Supply has dropped considerably over the past decade while demand has increased, but year-on-year has remained relatively stable in the face of Brexit uncertainty. Read More...

The Cloud

04 December 2019

You will often hear technology companies refer to ‘the cloud’, whether it be cloud computing, cloud storage or even cloud software, but what does the cloud really mean? Ross Jezzard ARLA Propertymark Board Member, takes a look. Read More...

Latest MORI poll shows estate agents as one of five least-trusted professions

03 December 2019

Estate agents were trusted by only 30 per cent of respondents, though still rated more trustworthy than journalists, Government ministers, advertising executives, and politicians. Read More...

Government addresses PAC recommendations on housing market.

Friday 04 October 2019

The Government has responded to the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) report “Planning and the broken housing market”, and has agreed with recommendations that the Government should set out what measures to take when local authorities fail to produce local plans.

The report set out recommendations by the Committee – whose remit is to scrutinise value for money on public spending – on the Government’s plans to build 300,000 new homes per year from the middle of 2020.

It also agreed to setting milestones for the Planning Inspectorate’s performance improvements across the full range of all its services, and to monitor whether reforms to the Community Infrastructure Levy and section 106 are having the impact that is necessary and adjust or adapt accordingly.

However the Government disagreed with recommendations that it should set out, in a single publicly available document, the full set of actions it is taking to achieve the target of 300,000 new homes and include year-on-year projections for the number of new homes it expects to be built.

It also rejected recommendations to set out its expectations for the types, tenures, and amounts of affordable and social housing to be delivered, and on what a sufficient quantity of final build should look like.

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Propertymark continues to lobby Government on the issues that matter to its members, including increasing housing stock, empty homes, and the home buying/selling process. Find out more about our current campaigns

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