News & Media

The latest from Woolbro Group and the housing & investment sector

Spring Budget 2023

March 2023

Budget 2023 reaction: Housing sector ‘largely ignored’ by chancellor.

Ben Woolman spoke with several publications, including Property Week and Housing Today regarding the latest Budget and what it means for the housing sector.

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February Nationwide HPI

March 2023

The February Nationwide HPI has shown that annual house price growth has slipped into negative territory for the first time since June 2020, and is the weakest level since November 2012.

Ben Woolman spoke with PBC Today and Property Notify about the recent run of weak house prices.
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December Halifax House Price Index: Property Values Continue to Fall

January 2023

In December, the cost of the average UK home was £281,272, a fall on the previous month of 1.5%, with annual growth slowing to +2% (from +4.6%).

However, the fall in December was lower than the monthly decline of 2.4% recorded in November, even taking into account seasonal slowdown driven by the festive period.

As we enter 2023, the housing market will continue to be impacted by the wider economic environment and, as buyers and sellers remain cautious, we expect there will be a reduction in both supply and demand overall, with house prices forecast to fall around 8% over the course of the year.
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Industry figure urges Labour to do more to improve housing supply

January 2023

Ben Woolman spoke with Letting Agent Today about the need for Keir Starmer to do more to boost housing supply.
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Halifax House Price Index

October 2022

Ben Woolman spoke with The Express regarding economic uncertainty and the slight drop in house prices.
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BBC clip

September 2022

Ben Woolman, spoke with BBC News’ Home Editor Mark Easton about the sheer enormity of the challenge the new prime minister faces when it comes to sorting Britain’s housing crisis.
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Rightmove House Price Index

July 2022

Ben Woolman, spoke with Express Newspapers re. Rightmove’s house price index for June, which
revealed the average cost of a home coming to market hit its sixth consecutive record of £369,968.
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Right To Buy Extension

June 2022

David Woolman spoke with Property Week, alongside industry heavyweights Savills and the British Property Federation, in response to the government’s announcement to extend the Right to Buy scheme.
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Street Votes Approved

May 2022

Ben Woolman spoke to This Is Money about the Government’s plans to inject even more politics into Britain’s over-politicised planning system via the creation of ‘Street Votes’.
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Spring Statement

March 2022

Speaking to Construction Industry News, David Woolman responds to Rishi Sunak’s announcements.
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Property Week 2022 predictions

January 2022

David Woolman spoke with Property Week, to discuss predictions for 2022 within the property
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Halifax House price Index

January 2022

Speaking to Mail Online, Ben Woolman, Director at Woolbro Group, discussed the implications of
house prices increasing by, on average, £24,500 throughout 2021, as revealed by the Halifax House
Price Index.
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