The number of loans for house purchases in the UK reached 55,000 in October, its highest level since December 2007, according to new data released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).
Housing Minister John Healey today announced a further 265 stalled housing developments shortlisted for a share of up to £550m to help get building work on over 22,400 homes back on track and support up to 12,000 jobs, including 1,000 apprentices.
Housing experts are encouraging as many people as possible around the UK to make their views known on the future of housing benefit in the government consultation that has been launched.
Housing Minister John Healey has today extended free advice for families facing the threat of repossession, with an extra £4m to ensure this vital lifeline continues into the New Year.
Construction union UCATT have warned that a campaign by construction bosses to preserve secret tax subsidies is simply a bid to 'rob' the Treasury.