England: Watchdog investigates four housebuilders over leasehold selling

Four of the UK's biggest housing developers are being investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over concerns they may have broken consumer protection law in relation to leasehold homes.

Published 4 September 2020

Barratt counts £74m cost of coronavirus

Housebuilder Barratt Development is looking ahead with "cautious optimism" and renewing its focus on medium-term targets after revealing it took a £74.3 million hit on COVID-19-related costs.

Published 2 September 2020

Barratt applies for repayment of education contribution due to school's under-capacity

Barratt North Scotland is seeking repayment of almost half-a-million pounds worth of education contributions made to Aberdeenshire Council because a village’s primary school is under capacity.

Published 28 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Development of the Year (large) shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Development of the Year - large.

Published 24 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Development of the Year (medium) shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Development of the Year - medium.

Published 21 August 2020

Barratt Homes donates over £6,800 to local initiatives

Barratt Homes has donated and fundraised over £6,800 to help local initiatives across the east of Scotland.

Published 27 July 2020

Developers lose appeal against refusal of 265 homes in Cambusbarron

Barratt Homes West Scotland has lost its appeal against Stirling Council’s refusal for 265 new homes to be built in Cambusbarron.

Published 23 July 2020

LBTT threshold increase welcomed but builders call for quick implementation

The threshold at which Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is paid will be raised from £145,000 to £250,000 as the Scottish Government steps up efforts to support homebuyers and help the economy recover from the impact of coronavirus.

Published 10 July 2020

Barratt Homes donates £1,000 to help foodbank step-up

Barratt Homes has donated £1,000 to a foodbank in the west of Scotland, to help continue providing food and support to those in need.

Published 9 July 2020

Barratt tops NHBC site manager quality awards

Thirteen site managers for Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes have won a top national award for quality from the National House Building Council (NHBC).

Published 26 June 2020

Barratt restarts build programme in Scotland

Barratt Homes has officially restarted its build programme across Scotland having closed its developments in response to the coronavirus pandemic at the end of March.

Published 24 June 2020

Barratt sends rate cut letter to subcontractors ‘in error’

Barratt Developments has apologised after a letter it sent to suppliers warning that their pay rates would be slashed by 15% was “sent in error”.

Published 28 May 2020

And finally... Living rooms of the world

Across the world, no matter the culture or country, the concept of home has always been important. And for many of us, the heartbeat of the home is the living room. It’s the place we gather with family, catch up with friends, and of course relax with the latest box set.

Published 27 May 2020

Barratt to restart work on half of sites with no plans yet for Scotland

The UK’s largest housebuilder will begin a phased return to work on its construction sites this month however there are no plans yet to restart in Scotland.

Published 1 May 2020

Economic impact of proposed Paisley housing development revealed

Businesses in Paisley could benefit from an estimated annual boost of £18 million if plans for more than 600 new homes at Dykebar Hospital are approved, a report has revealed.

Published 1 May 2020