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News Tag: Department for Communities and Local Government

October 11, 2011

DCLG: House prices rise 0.6% in August

by Kay Mitchell
”DCLG:
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 the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). In comparison, ...




May 17, 2011

DCLG: House prices rise 1.2% in March

by Kay Mitchell
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 Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). Despite ...




April 12, 2011

DCLG: House prices rise 0.3% in February

by Kay Mitchell
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 completions figures collected by the Council of ...




March 15, 2011

DCLG: House prices fall 1.4% in January

by Kay Mitchell
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 which the annual rate of house ...




March 14, 2011

Report warnings of housing shortage

by Kay Mitchell
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 and Humberside. Only the North West of England could ...




February 16, 2011

DCLG: House prices up 0.5% in December

by Kay Mitchell
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 and Wales increased by 4.1% and 4.3% ...




December 16, 2010

Statistician recommends single house price index

by Kay Mitchell
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 Registry and one published by The Department for ...




December 14, 2010

DCLG: House prices down 0.1% in October

by Kay Mitchell
”DCLG:
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 on the same day the Royal ...




November 16, 2010

DCLG: House prices down 0.8% in September

by Kay Mitchell
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% in the three months to ...




October 12, 2010

DCLG: House prices rise 0.7% in August

by Kay Mitchell
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, growth has slowed since April, the DCLG ...




August 9, 2010

Garden grabbing planning reforms overdue

by Gill Montia
”Garden
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, when only one in ten homes was built ...




June 16, 2010

Official: annual house price rise in double digits

by Gill Montia
”Official:
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 was well below the 4.8% recorded ...




March 18, 2010

Official: house prices up an annual 6.2% in January

by Gill Montia
”Official:
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 a smaller rise of ...




February 17, 2010

Official figures show 2.9% house price gain for 2009

by Gill Montia
”Official
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 2009. However, the three-month ...




August 22, 2009

New housing starts up 63%

by Gill Montia
”New
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 of 2008. The second quarter of 2009 also saw ...




June 9, 2009

Government figures show 1.1% rise in house prices

by Gill Montia
”Government
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 Northern Ireland -22.8%. The English region with ...




March 18, 2009

Government figures show 11.5% decline in house prices

by Gill Montia
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 2009, with the value of ...




March 4, 2009

MPs slam DCLG on eco-towns and Hips

by Gill Montia
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 let down on eco-towns, home information packs ...




February 17, 2009

Official figures put house prices down an annual 10.2%

by Gill Montia
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% and 2% respectively. In December, the ...




September 2, 2008

Government offers “free” loans to first-time buyers

by Gill Montia
Government offers
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 will be offered free of charge for ...