I would like to wish you and your families / friends a very Merry Christmas! I hope you have all had a great year and look forward to talking to you about the Baldock property market and working with you in the New Year!
I miss the good old days of George Osborne as Chancellor, with his hardhat and hi-vis jacket. He must have visited every new home building site in the UK with his trademark attire! For the last few years, the nearest Philip Hammond got to donning a ‘Bob the Builder’ outfit was at his grandchild’s birthday party. However, with what appears to be a change in focus by the Tories to ensure they get back in power in 2022, they appear to have fallen in love with house building again with the Chancellor’s promise to create 300,000 new households in a year. Nationally, the number of new homes created has topped 217,344 in the last year, the highest since the financial crash of 2007/8. Looking closer to home: in total there were 539 ‘net additional dwellings’ in the last 12 months in the North Herts District Council area, a decent increase of 81% on the 2010 figure. The figures show