Report: How to increase competition, diversity and resilience in the house builder market?
By: Europe Economics Published: April 2014
The housebuilding sector has become increasingly concentrated in recent years with firms that build over 2,000 units per year accounting for around 50 per cent of housing starts. In order to address the unresponsive nature of housing supply, six potential policies have been developed that centre on alleviating key barriers faced by housebuilders. Some of these options are likely to be more beneficial to SME builders by addressing barriers to growth and entry, such as problems associated with land acquisition, finance and procurement. Others are likely to have more pronounced effects on larger housebuilders, for example by increasing incentives to build out sites faster.
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