Help-to-Buy boosts Bellway profits as it targets 10,000 homes a year

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Housebuilder Bellway has revealed half-year pre-tax profit leapt 16.6% and that it is on track to deliver record sales for the full year, thanks to the government’s HTB scheme.

The group also said it was on track to build more than 10,000 homes in a year for the first time as pre-tax profits rose to £288.7m for the six months to 31 January.

Home completions growth of 6.3% to 4,741 homes, together with average selling price growth of 7.7% to £275,945 drove the increase in profit. Revenue grew 15% to £1.32bn, from £1.15bn, the company added.

Bellway expects to grow volume of sales by around 600 additional homes. Such an increase would enable its housing output to exceed 10,000 new homes a year for the first time in its history.

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