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Housing reaches new high but growth runs out of steam

2 days: Latest government numbers show that there were 222,190 new homes added to housing stock in England in the year to 31st March 2018, an increase of just 2.2% over the previous year but 78% above five years ago.

No sign of progress in clearing invoices

2 days: Eight out of 10 building services contractors are still routinely being paid late despite the various government and industry initiatives to combat the issue.

Construction slave master arrested in London

4 days: A man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences after a Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) operation in east London, with six potential victims rescued and safeguarded.

CRL seeks to draw line under underwriter failure

4 days: After a bruising few months following the collapse of Alpha Insurance, structural home defects cover specialist CRL says it is entering a new era of market resilience and customer protection.

Plant sales continue modest growth

2 days: Retail sales of construction and earthmoving equipment in the UK grew by 1% in the third quarter of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017, according to the UK equipment statistics exchange.

Kier sells Australian JV for £24m

3 days: Kier Group has agreed terms for the disposal of an Australian highways joint venture it acquired as part of its takeover of Mouchel in 2015.

British Land joins build-to-rent drive

4 days: A day after Land Securities revealed plans to build 4,000 built-to-rent flats in suburban London, another big commercial property developer has revealed similar plans.

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