Mr Cameron with Kial Foy at Evolve by Barratt Homes

It’s been a busy first couple of months for Building Relations and we were delighted to have managed a visit from the Prime Minister as our first official event. As part of his pledge to provide 200,000 starter homes, Mr Cameron visited Barratt Homes’ Evolve development in Grays in Essex.

The scheme targets under-40s priced out of the first-home market by offering developers the chance to build on cheaper brownfield commercial land and waiving taxes – in return for a 20% cut in the sale price.

The event ran smoothly and during the visit Mr Cameron chatted to some of the Barratt Homes apprentices, laying a brick and fitting a window – timely ahead of National Apprenticeship Week next week.