NHBC backs Labour’s house building plans

The National House Building Council (NHBC) has welcomed the Labour Party’s decision to put house building and energy efficiency at the heart of its plans for the next 10 years.
Speaking at the Party conference on Tuesday (23rd September), leader Ed Miliband MP said he would make housing a top priority for capital investment in his Britain 2025 vision, restating Labour’s commitment to delivering 200,000 homes per year by 2020.

He also pledged to double the number of first-time buyers getting on to the housing ladder to 400,000 a year.

NHBC’s chief executive Mike Quinton said: “NHBC welcomes the commitment by Ed Miliband MP in putting housing front and centre of his policy agenda in his final party conference speech before the 2015 General Election.

“We look forward to working with the Labour Party in the weeks and months ahead on policies to help support the delivery of more high quality new homes.”

The latest NHBC registration figures for the rolling 12 months (Sept 2013 – August 2014) show 137,500 new homes were registered across the UK.

The latest registration figures have revealed the number of new homes in the UK continues to increase on last year’s high volumes.

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