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26/03/2019
A large-scale survey by a consumer group has revealed that over half of home owners regard stamp duty as a growing problem; conveyancers’ fees, the rise of gazundering and threat of negative equity are increasingly worrying too. The HomeOwners Alliance's annual survey - involving a sample of 2,000 and regarded as a snapshot of home owner sentiment - lists a range of issues that are of increasing concern for the home-owning public.

26/03/2019
Britain's housing crisis stretches far beyond just not being able to save a deposit - with millions now trapped in suffocating leaseholds. Leasehold properties and the current lack of housing stock form the two biggest property issues right now, according to a report.

08/03/2019
Following the release of the recent Construction PMI figures, Phil Harris, Director at BLP Insurance, comments on the sector. "After skirting precariously close to the abyss, the construction sector has fallen into contraction (49.5) for the first time since March 2018. The main symptoms are a fear of a potential Brexit cliff face, lethargic commercial activity and major concerns about the long-term viability of Help to Buy."

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Upcoming Events

Location: Hilton London Wembley
09/05/2019
Jeff Maxted will be attending this year's conference which will explore how the housing industry has risen to the challenges of increased demand and changing expectations - where quality outcomes and partnership working achieved success.

Location: House of Lords, London
16/05/2019
The construction industry is facing a number of challenges in attracting new talent to the industry, addressing gender imbalances, delivering cost-effective innovations or improving the image of construction after a number of high profile incidents.

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Press Releases

Press Releases

02/04/2019
Following the release of today’s Construction PMI figures, Phil Harris, Director at BLP Insurance, comments on the sector: “After slipping into contraction last month, it was unsurprising to see little positive momentum in today’s PMI figures. The ‘Beast from the East’ ravaged the sector last March, but a year on and the market has been snowed in by Brexit."

04/03/2019
Following the release of today’s Construction PMI figures, Phil Harris, Director at BLP Insurance, comments on the sector: “After skirting precariously close to the abyss, the construction sector has fallen into contraction (49.5) for the first time since March 2018. The main symptoms are a fear of a potential Brexit cliff face, lethargic commercial activity and major concerns about the long-term viability of Help to Buy."

04/02/2019
Phil Harris - Director at BLP Insurance - comments on the latest Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI). “The construction sector suffered its second monthly fall in a row down to 50.6, but scraped in just above the growth threshold of 50.0 which was an achievement in itself given the festive seasonal slowdown and the gloomy political and business backdrop."

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