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Europe · London
Boris Johnson to resign as prime minister
Boris Johnson will resign as prime minister as he finally bows to the pressure of swathes of government resignations. Boris Johnson has said he will carry on until the fall when a new leader will be chosen. His grip on power began slipping last month following a narrow victory in a no-confidence vote. Two top cabinet ministers, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid, resigned in protest at his handling of allegations of misconduct.See the Story
37% Left coverage: 164 sources
UK housebuilder Vistry to buy Countryside
British housebuilder Vistry said today it would buy rival Countryside in a cash-stock deal, valuing the target at about £1.25 billion, a move aimed to strengthen its business targeted at building affordable homes.See the Story
50% Right coverage: 4 sources
In Britain, another minister resigns
Will Queens wished his successor all the best and noted that it was the best job in the government.See the Story
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Simon Clarke named by Truss as housing secretary
Middlesbrough-born Brexiteer becomes fourth MP to hold post in less than a year. Follows Robert Jenrick, Michael Gove and Greg Clark, who has served in the role since Boris Johnson announced his resignation in July. Clarke has spoken about the importance of building homes in areas of the country outside the south east.See the Story
Leicestershire · Leicestershire
Countryside’s brand new modular factory put up for sale
Countryside has put its brand new modular factory in Leicestershire for sale. The firm hopes the move will reduce loses to its manufacturing business. Property sales agent Walker Singleton is marketing the Bardon factory. The factory was expected to produce up to 3,500 homes a year.See the Story
Southern boosts turnover through quadrupling of market sales income
Southern Housing Group increased its turnover 19% last year. Turnover from social housing lettings increased marginally from 168.4m to 170.2M. Results come as Southern continues to hold discussions with fellow G15 association Optivo about merging to create a 77,000-home provider.See the Story
Government must put planning reform at the centre of its growth agenda
When it comes to making changes to the planning system, the time has come for ministers to stop talking about it and actually do it, argues Paul SmithSee the Story
Merger talks between Orbit and Swan cease
47,000-home association had been in discussions with Swan about merging. Talks began after Swan was found to be non-compliant with the governance and financial viability standard. Neither Orbit nor Swan have commented on the reasons for the talks ending. Swan had been seen by many as a pioneer of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)See the Story
Let’s revive the spirit of 1952 and embrace our responsibility to build homes
We must stop letting barriers getting in the way of building much needed homes, argues David OrrSee the Story
Labour pledges to become ‘party of home ownership’
Labour leader said the party will target a home ownership rate of 70%. This compares to less than 65% at the moment, he said. A mortgage guarantee scheme is designed to allow buyers to access cheaper loans than otherwise available through the state standing behind home lending. But some previous schemes have been criticised as inflationary.See the Story