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Blayze Group - News Round Up
Posted on Jan 16, 2017

Blayze Group - News Round Up

Blayze Group brings you a round up of the latest property and construction news. Follow the links for further details. Our weekly news roundup is just one way Blayze Group helps keep you up to date with the stories that matter.

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Britain is to get tens of thousands of new quick-build homes as the Government scrambles to hit its target of building a million new homes in Britain by the end of the decade...more


Halifax claims the number of first time buyers has reached a 10 year high, with over 335,000 first time buyers in 2016. Their figures also indicate that the average price paid by first time buyers in the UK is over £200K, with Londoners forking out over £400K on average to get on the ladder...more


National Trust survey says councillors think the planning system favours developers - and that planning departments are under-resourced. While the UK's planning system is often criticised for blocking or delaying house building, any changes to legislation to try to streamline the process needs to keep local councillors onside. Trying to force unwanted plans through disgruntled, poorly resourced and poorly trained local planning committees is a recipe for disaster...more


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has stepped in for the first time since being elected to take over two major planning applications in the capital. City Hall will examine the developments in Haringey and Harrow with a view to protecting green belt areas and maximizing affordable housing. Will this be a one-off or the start of a more interventionist policy on developments in the capital? ...more


Some detail at last on the Government's Starter Homes scheme. 30 Local Authority partnerships to spearhead scheme - first houses to be delivered this year...more

In a trading update ahead of it's full year figures, Barratt Developments revealed an increase in profits and strong forward sales going in to 2017. Consumer demand remains strong and the market fundamentals are described as "robust" by group CEO, David Thomas...more


The ONS has released UK Construction Output figures for November 2016. Headline figures are a 0.2% fall over October 2016, largely due to a fall in non-housing repair and maintenance, but new housing output continues to grow...more


Halifax's House Price index suggests UK house prices in Q4 2016 were 6.5% higher than the same period in 2015 and 2.5% up on Q3 2016. The average price paid for a house in the UK stands at just over £220K...more




About Blayze Group

Blayze Group was founded in 2002 to address a gap in the market for a relationship orientated search and selection consultancy within the property, engineering and construction sectors.

Today Blayze Group is a leading property and construction recruitment partner working with organisations in Architecture, Accountancy, Business Support, Construction, Energy, Financial Services, General Practice, Technical Surveying and International sectors.

Blayze Group prides itself on taking the time to understand the culture and business of clients and combines this personal service with expert knowledge and experience within the Property and Construction markets to supply the highest calibre candidates.

For more information about Blayze Group search, selection and talent management services visit the company web site at For a list of current opportunities in Property and Construction, visit the Blayze Group online jobs page.



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…there are many different sectors within the real estate industry so it’s only natural to have different teams which provide specialist services. Many of the Blayze Group specialists have more than eight years of commercial experience in the sector, which is unique in itself.
Leo Gee, Specialist Surveying Consultant