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Henry Boot reports big leap in profits

​​Construction and property firm Henry Boot reported a​ ​strong ​first half and said it has seen no fall out from the UK's decision to leave the European Union.
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Cameron Sanderson, graduate development surveyor at Keyland Developments in Leeds

Property People

What are the prospects for the property sector in Yorkshire and Humber?

Vision...Jeff Fairburn the CEO for Persimmon, York....SH1001440e...9th June 2014 Picture by Simon Hulme

Persimmon shrugs off Brexit as half year profits rise

Britain’s second largest housebuilder Persimmon said its reservation rate had risen an annual 17 per cent since the start of July, shrugging off the impact of the Brexit vote, which some fellow builders have warned could slow the property market.

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Jeff Fairburn the CEO for Persimmon, based in York.          Picture: Simon Hulme

Persimmon poised to post half year profits surge as sales rise

Persimmon is set to post a half-year profits surge tomorrow as it continues to shrug off fears of a hit to property prices following the vote to leave the EU.

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After many decades as a competitor at the Egton Show, Doug Ward has been made president.

The ‘reluctant’ Egton Show president

It is hard to imagine a seemingly more reluctant show president than Doug Ward of Moorside Farm near to Egton Show where he will take on the role that many see as an honour next Wednesday, August 24.

Young people have unrealistic expectations, says Arthur Quarmby, when it comes to housing.

YP Letters: Housing crisis or unrealistic expectations?

From: Arthur Quarmby, Underhill, Holme.

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Alex Carter of William Anelay Restoration Specialists, York,working on a bridge that supports steps on the South entrance to Beningbrough Hall.

Historic firm seeks deal with creditors to ease cash crisis

ONE OF Yorkshire’s oldest companies has run into cash-flow difficulties and is seeking help from its creditors to continue trading.

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B&Q said there has been "no clear evidence" of falling demand following the Brexit vote.

No Brexit impact on B&Q

​B&Q owner Kingfisher notched up impressive sales growth in the second quarter and said there has been "no clear evidence" of falling demand following the Brexit vote.

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new roads: (L-R) Coun Judith Blake, Leeds City Council leader; Ian Ball of Harworth Estates; James Pitt of Evans Property Group; Coun Richard Lewis, and Roger Marsh of the Leeds LEP

Roads completed at manufacturing site

A HUGE manufacturing and logistics base has taken a significant step forward with the completion of roads at the 165 acre site.

Nick Page is an architect at Brewster Bye, which is based in Headingley, Leeds.

Property People

What are the prospects for the property sector in Yorkshire?

Victoria Hampson, regional director for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Construction firms must win the war for A-level talent, says RICS

Construction firms in Yorkshire and the Humber must develop more training-based employment programmes for young people if they are to help alleviate the skills epidemic in the industry, an industry body has warned.

John Lewis has opened a new customer delivery hub at Logic Leeds

Demand rises for large sheds in first half

THE take up of large sheds in Yorkshire and the Humber rose in the first half of 2016 despite the uncertainty surrounding the EU referendum, according to new research.

Losses have narrowed at Balfour Beatty  Photo : Newscast/PA Wire  .

Build to last programme helps Balfour Beatty cut losses

Losses have narrowed at Balfour Beatty as the construction firm continues to make progress with its turnaround plan under boss Leo Quinn.

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More than half a million working renters in Yorkshire are at risk of being unable to cover housing costs should they lose a wage

Benefit gaps put half a million working renters at risk

MORE than half a million working renters in Yorkshire are at risk of being unable to cover their housing costs if they lost their wage, a new report claims.

Keepmoat chief executive, Dave Sheridan

Keepmoat capitalises on demand for homes

KEEPMOAT, the housing and regeneration company, said it performed in line with expectations over the last financial year, in the face of “significant shifts in Government policy”.

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The average asking price of a house nationally fell by �3,600 in August - but Yorkshire and Humber bucked the trend.
Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

North/South housing divide takes ‘rare turn’ in region’s favour

THE COST of buying a home in Yorkshire is bucking the national trend, with the region one of just two areas in the country to see a rise in asking prices this month.

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The Tour de France passes the spotty house in Knaresborough

For sale: House we all went dotty over during Tour de France

When Yorkshire decided to decorate for Le Grand Depart, it went all out with bunting, bikes and yarn bombing in a spectacular and as yet unrivalled bid to welcome the Tour de France to God’s own county.

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Asking prices are being reduced in many areas

North of England hit worst by house price fall - but first-time buyers benefit

HOUSE price growth has slowed in Yorkshire, with around one in three homes listed for sale having had its original asking price slashed, new research suggests.

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The Leeds office of global property consultancy Knight Frank has brokered one of the most significant office deals in Leeds this year with the letting of the final 10,814 sq ft of space at Broad Gate in the heart of the city on behalf of owners Northwood Regional UK.

New lease of life for Yorkshire’s ‘Wonder Store of North’

WHEN the department store Lewis’s opened for the first time in September 1932, nobody questioned that Leeds was the premier retail destination outside London.

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SIGs chief executive Stuart Mitchell reported a "solid first half"

SIG reports solid first half despite Brexit jitters

Insulation giant SIG ​said the uncertainty resulting from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union makes its outlook more difficult to assess, adding that construction activity in the UK​ slowed before and after the vote.​ ​

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