NHBC has welcomed the commitment by Ed Miliband in putting housing front and centre of Labour policy agenda in his final party conference speech before the 2015 General Election.

The announcement, which pledged to make housing a capital spending priority, shows that housing remains a key political issue and highlights the current shortfall; NHBC registration figures released for the rolling 12 months (Sept 2013 – August 2014) show 137,500 new homes were registered across the UK.