NEW figures have revealed a further contraction in the UK housebuilding industry.
Statistics from the National House-Building Council show that new home registrations fell by 24% during the second quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.
Registrations in the UK totalled 25,798 between April and June compared with 33,820 during the second quarter of last year.
The figure for Yorkshire fell to 1,536 from 1,903 a year ago.
Public sector registrations were down by 49% in the second quarter compared with last time while private sector registrations were 10% lower.
Richard Tamayo, NHBC commercial director, said: “As the year progresses, we must hope to see a rebound in social housing numbers as providers adapt to new methods of funding.
“Hopefully, the decline in private registrations witnessed in June will, in hindsight, prove to be a statistical blip in what will otherwise be a period of sustained, if modest, private sector volume growth throughout the year.”