Tag: Department for Communities and Local Government

DCLG: House prices rise 0.6% in August

DCLG: House prices rise 0.6% in August

Official data from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) today revealed UK house prices rose by 0.6% in August compared with July. However, on an annual basis, house prices are 1.3% lower, taking the average UK house price to £208,476. The data from the DCLG is based on mortgage completions figures collected by […]

October 11, 2011 More
DCLG: House prices rise 1.2% in March

DCLG: House prices rise 1.2% in March

Official data from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) today revealed UK house prices rose by 1.2% in March compared with February. On an annual basis, house prices are 0.9% higher, taking the average UK house price to £205,565. The data from the DCLG is based on mortgage completions figures collected by the […]

May 17, 2011 More
DCLG: House prices rise 0.3% in February

DCLG: House prices rise 0.3% in February

Official data from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) today revealed UK house prices rose by 0.3% in February compared with January, with the average UK home costing £204,164. On an annual basis, house prices rose 0.7% – beating expectations for a 0.1% rise. The data from the DCLG is based on mortgage […]

April 12, 2011 More
DCLG: House prices fall 1.4% in January

DCLG: House prices fall 1.4% in January

Official data from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) today revealed UK house prices fell by 1.4% in January compared with December, with the average UK home costing £208,552. On an annual basis, house prices are now 0.5% lower – compared with 3.8% in December – the eighth month in a row in […]

March 15, 2011 More
Report warnings of housing shortage

Report warnings of housing shortage

A report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has established that England could face a massive housing shortage by 2025. The think tank concludes that there is likely to be a shortfall of 750,000 homes by 2025 with the areas worst hit including London, the South East of England, the East, and Yorkshire […]

March 14, 2011 More
DCLG: House prices up 0.5% in December

DCLG: House prices up 0.5% in December

Official data from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) today revealed UK house prices rose by 0.5% in December compared with November, with the average UK home costing £208,148. In the meantime, on an annual basis, house prices are 3.8% higher, according to the DCLG. For the 2010 year, house prices in England […]

February 16, 2011 More
Statistician recommends single house price index

Statistician recommends single house price index

National Statistician Jil Matheson is recommending a single headline measure of house prices be introduced. Ms Matheson, the Government’s chief adviser on official statistics, conducted a review into official housing data following concerns from people who monitor house prices from various indices. Currently, there are two official house price indexes, one published by the Land […]

December 16, 2010 More
DCLG: House prices down 0.1% in October

DCLG: House prices down 0.1% in October

Official data from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) today revealed UK house prices fell by 0.1% in October compared with September, with the average UK home costing £209,466. In the meantime, on an annual basis, house prices are just 5.5% higher, down from the 6.1% annual rise in September. The figures come […]

December 14, 2010 More
DCLG: House prices down 0.8% in September

DCLG: House prices down 0.8% in September

Official data from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) today revealed UK house prices fell by 0.8% in September compared with August, with the average UK home costing £211,815. The quarter-on-quarter growth rate, which is a more reliable indicator or near-term price trend, also fell by 0.7%, compared with a rise of 1.6% […]

November 16, 2010 More
DCLG: House prices rise 0.7% in August

DCLG: House prices rise 0.7% in August

Official data from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) today revealed UK house prices crept up by 0.7% in August compared with July, with the average UK home costing £213,116. On an annual basis, house prices were up 8.3% in August, slightly down from the 8.4% reported in July. Despite the monthly rise, […]

October 12, 2010 More
Garden grabbing planning reforms overdue

Garden grabbing planning reforms overdue

The Department for Communities and Local Government is claiming that new figures justify concerns over the number of gardens “grabbed” for development in the last 12 years. According to Decentralisation Minister, Greg Clark, the percentage of new homes built on previously residential land, which includes back gardens, has increased to 25%, up 14% since 1997, […]

August 9, 2010 More
Official: annual house price rise in double digits

Official: annual house price rise in double digits

House prices were 10.1% higher in April than a year earlier, having gained 0.4% during March. New figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government put the average cost of a UK home at £207,516, taking into account a 0.9% rise over the three months to the end of April. However, the quarterly increase […]

June 16, 2010 More
Official: house prices up an annual 6.2% in January

Official: house prices up an annual 6.2% in January

The latest house price index from the Department for Communities and Local Government claims that in January, prices were up 6.2% year-on-year, having risen 2.2% since December. The analysis puts the value of the average UK home at £207,159 in January, having shown an increase of 4.8% over three months. The quarterly figure compares with […]

March 18, 2010 More
Official figures show 2.9% house price gain for 2009

Official figures show 2.9% house price gain for 2009

Latest UK house price statistics from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) show the value of a typical home up 2.9% in December, compared to a year earlier. The month saw a 0.8% increase on November, taking the average house price to £200,307 and completing a 2.9% gain for the final quarter of […]

February 17, 2010 More
New housing starts up 63%

New housing starts up 63%

House building in England has surged, with figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government showing a 63% quarterly rise in the number of new starts. During the three months to the end of June work began on an estimated 29,980 homes although the figure fell 9% short when compared to the same period […]

August 22, 2009 More
Government figures show 1.1% rise in house prices

Government figures show 1.1% rise in house prices

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has released housing market statistics for April, showing a 1.1% month-on-month increase in prices. The rise left the average price of a home 13.0% down on April 2008, at £189,215. On a regional basis, annual price falls are as follows: England -13.2%; Wales -10.3%; Scotland -8.6% and […]

June 9, 2009 More
Government figures show 11.5% decline in house prices

Government figures show 11.5% decline in house prices

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has released its UK house price statistics for January, based on mortgage completions during the month. The figures show the average cost of a home falling 11.5% since January 2008, to £195,724. However, the decline in prices eased during the three months to the end of January […]

March 18, 2009 More
MPs slam DCLG on eco-towns and Hips

MPs slam DCLG on eco-towns and Hips

MPs have slammed the government department that has responsibility for UK housing issues. In a newly published report, a committee reviewing the work of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has concluded that the government body lacks the skills needed to formulate the policies for which it is responsible. The taxpayer has been […]

March 4, 2009 More
Official figures put house prices down an annual 10.2%

Official figures put house prices down an annual 10.2%

Figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) show UK house prices falling 2.3% in December. Detached homes were at the forefront of the decline with the average value falling by 4.1% during the month. Meanwhile, terraced houses lost 0.8%; flats were down an average 2.4%; bungalows and semi-detached homes down by 2.3% […]

February 17, 2009 More
Government offers “free” loans to first-time buyers

Government offers “free” loans to first-time buyers

The Government is today unveiling a number of measures to help kick-start the UK housing market by offering relief to homeowners in financial difficulties and first-time buyers. Households in England earning less than £60,000 per annum will be helped into home ownership with a loan of up to 30% of a property’s value. The loan […]

September 2, 2008 More