Latest housebuilding stats: new starts up but completions down

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Development

The Government's latest housebuilding statistics show that the amount of new starts between July and September rose by 18% over the previous quarter. However, the amount of completions dropped by 7% in the same period, to 27,060. There were a total of 27,760 starts in the last quarter. Starts by housing associations rose 23%, whilst private enterprise starts were up 15%. The figures show that starts are now 52% above the first quarter of 2009 but 45% below the last quarter of 2005. Comple...

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