Housebuilder Barratt ‘furloughs 85 per cent of workforce’

Reports that the Covid-19 crisis has prompted volume housebuilder Barratt to furlough about 85 per cent of its workforce and has delayed the introduction of clean air zones in some English cities features in today’s newspaper round-up.

Pandemic ‘puts government’s 300,000 homes target in doubt’

Reports that the UK “is set to lose out on tens of thousands of new homes this year, with leading developers warning that several months of site closures will put key government housing targets in jeopardy and exacerbate a national housing shortage” feature in today’s newspaper round-up.