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Construction output and the disruptive factors in Q1

The ONS latest construction output data for Q1 showed that the sector expanded at its weakest pace in six years and confirmed earlier signals from industry surveys such as Markit/CIPS.

By Amandeep Bahra at 24 May 2018

Labour’s Green Paper: Housing For the Many

Last week saw the publication of Labour’s Green Paper on social housing. Like all good housing announcements, it came with a big number target – 1 million “genuinely affordable” homes over ten years. And like recent housing papers from the incumbent government, it wasn’t short on proposals to shake-up delivery.

By Rebecca Larkin at 24 Apr 2018

300,000 homes – The Full Measure

One of the more eye-catching things to come out of the Budget last week was the Chancellor’s pledge for 300,000 new homes per year in England.

By Rebecca Larkin at 1 Dec 2017

Autumn Budget 2017 – A closer look at the housing announcements

It wasn’t until two-thirds of the way through the Budget that the Chancellor’s focus turned to housing and he unveiled his headline-grabbing announcements. They were pretty hard to ignore: £44 billion of funding, loans and guarantees to increase net additional housing supply to 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s and the abolition of stamp duty for 95% of first-time buyer purchases. But what does this mean in practice?

By Rebecca Larkin at 1 Dec 2017

A comparison of electricity prices between the UK and EU

Last month, the Conservative Party pledged to cap energy prices in its 2017 manifesto, in order to tackle spiralling household energy bills. The government’s policy echoed a similar policy to the 20-month energy price freeze proposed by the former Labour leader. However, the Conservatives added that their ambition is for the UK to have “the lowest energy costs in Europe, both for households and businesses”. But how do energy prices in the UK compare to other EU countries?

By Amandeep Bahra at 2 Jun 2017

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