Housing Secretary Robert Jenrik has announced plans for a new green standard for newly built homes as well as consultation on changes to the planning system.

I have heard recently that house sales are taking increasingly long times to go through, up to six months in some cases.

If you read my blogs regularly you will know that as a company Farr & Farr are very much aware of our responsibilities in the local communities we serve and like to be supportive of community projects whenever we can.

I read last month the highlights of a speech delivered by James Brokenshire MP to the Chartered Institute of Housing conference in Manchester.

Despite what you may have seen and heard recently, it seems the Government is still capable of carrying out some of its regular duties.