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Improving the prospects for small house builders and developers

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Small house builders and developers have contributed significantly to UK housing output.

However in recent years these smaller companies have declined in number and are not showing growth as the recovery gains momentum.

This study examined the business challenges that small house builders and developers have been facing.

Planning, finance and land availability issues in particular were highlighted by companies, with many commonly identified as serious barriers to business growth.

Addressing these barriers is a priority if small builders and developers are to prosper and make a greater contribution to the housing market recovery.

This report suggests measures that could help small companies address the challenges identified.

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