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New home registrations up 10% last month

24 Sep 14 This summer saw a 6% rise in new home registrations over last year, latest data reveals, with August numbers up 10%.

Registration figures from the National House-Building Council (NHBC) show that in the three months of June, July and August there were 35,621 new homes registered, compared to 33,593 over the same period last year.

The June to August 2013 numbers included 26,876 private sector registrations and 8,745 in the public sector. Last year the figures were 24,692 private sector and 8,901 public sector, so the growth has all come from the private sector as public sector registrations dropped by 2%.

Overall registration figures for August 2014 compared to August 2013 show an increase of 10%, up from 9,769 to 10,742. Of these, 8,293 were registered in the private sector, up 14% from 7,281 in August 2013. Public sector registrations were down 1.6% from 2,488 in August 2013 to 2,449 in August 2014.

The rolling 12 months of September 2013 to August 2014 show 137,500 new homes were registered across the UK.

The NHBC said that, with the private sector proving once again to be the main engine of growth, it anticipates that volumes in the public sector will begin to improve once funding is agreed and allocated as part of the second phase of the National Affordable Housing Programme (NAHP).

Full regional breakdown of total new homes registered June-August 2014 by region/country:

Region

June - August 2014

June - August 2013

England - Regions

   

North East

1,240

1,198

North West

2,718

2,239

Merseyside

279

460

Yorkshire & the Humber

2,376

2,109

West Midlands

3,708

2,751

East Midlands

3,109

2,619

Eastern

3,779

3,355

South West

3,507

3,284

Greater London

4,933

5,840

South East

5,368

5,801

Totals for England

31,017

29,656

Scotland - Councils

2,683

2,702

Wales - Unitary Authorities

1,234

847

Northern Ireland - Counties

621

350

Isle of Man

66

38

Totals for UK

35,621

33,593

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