The tide appears to be turning for quoted housebuilders and the wider industry

Barratt houses_shutterstock_763044883_cred Ceri Breeze

Government policy and the more prosaic question of margins vied for attention during the latest round of results

Government policy and the more prosaic question of margins vied for attention during the latest round of results, which had the look of a turning point for the quoted housebuilders and the wider industry.

UK market leader Barratt and others issued financial results or trading statements last week amid mounting evidence that the sector was near to or over the top of its almost decade-old upwards margin cycle. Their official statements were not just written with shareholders in mind but ministers.

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