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05/06/2019
A majority of people renting in the UK say they will NEVER be able to afford a home – although they would like to buy their own place. And almost 4 in 10 of those renting are stuck in cold, damp properties with landlords unwilling to do basic repairs and maintenance. The plight of those renting in 2019 in the UK is highlighted in a new YouGov survey on behalf of the HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance.

04/06/2019
Construction buyers have reported the sharpest fall in construction output since March 2018, as lower volumes of commercial and civil engineering work offset a modest increase in house building. That’s according to the latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Activity Index, which reported a score of 48.6 in May, down from 50.5 in April, where anything below 50.0 represents a fall in activity. It is the lowest reading since the snow-related downturn in construction output during March 2018.

01/05/2019
Following the release of today’s Construction PMI figures, Phil Harris, Director at BLP Insurance, comments on the sector: “After bouncing back into expansion territory (50.5) following a two month period of contraction, it’s time for the construction industry to collectively stop ‘kicking the can’ down the road. The industry has been waiting with bated breath for some time for a Brexit resolution to give clarity amid palpable uncertainty. The extension of the Brexit deadline to the end of October, although not providing the assurance the sector seeks, means industry players can no longer afford to sit on their hands."  

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Upcoming Events

Location: The French, Manchester
27/06/2019
Part of BLP's Thought Leadership Lunches, this session sees guest speaker Tom Bloxham MBE explore the role, the practicalities, and the funding of modular housing. He speaks from deep experience, having worked for 25 years on more than 60 highly challenging regeneration schemes, and now pioneering efficient factory methods through a modular production facility owned and operated by Urban Splash.

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Press Releases

Press Releases

04/06/2019
Following the release of today’s Construction PMI figures, Phil Harris, Director at BLP Insurance, comments on the sector: "Despite last month’s bounce back into expansion territory, it was unsurprising to see a significant drop in today’s PMI figures under a cloud of continued political turmoil. Nevertheless, market fundamentals continue to remain positive. The planning pipeline for the residential sector is healthy, and a promising year-on-year boost in value (over 25%) for onsite office projects in the past few months could be a long-awaited inflexion point in the three-year commercial lull*."

30/05/2019
BLP Insurance, the specialist residential warranty and commercial latent defects insurer, has been awarded a new contract with Legal & General to underwrite the Mustard Wharf Build to Rent (BTR) development in Leeds.

02/05/2019
Following the release of today’s Construction PMI figures, Phil Harris, Director at BLP Insurance, comments on the sector: “After bouncing back into expansion territory (50.5) following a two month period of contraction, it’s time for the construction industry to collectively stop ‘kicking the can’ down the road."

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