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Let’s agree on the data, then argue about what it means

[John Tebbit, Deputy Chief Exec of the Association, is a regular contributor to Building Magazine. This blog was originally posted on 17 October 2013 for that publication and can be read there in its entirety.] *** …There is of course a major problem with data backed arguments and that is that they can clearly show that your fondly held opinions are to put it kindly bunkum.

By John Tebbit at 17 Oct 2013

200,000 Homes a Year? Don’t Believe the Hype

Political speeches from leaders these days rarely make for anything more than some catchy headlines in the press and a general idea of party direction at best, whichever political persuasion you happen to be. The key issue that came out of Ed Miliband’s wonderful/terrible* speech was housing. (*delete depending on your political persuasion).

By Noble Francis at 25 Sep 2013

Milliband vows to cap energy prices…(But his speech ignited a backlash that a cap could drive down investment in energy capacity and manufacturing.)

Ed Miliband set his party on a collision course with the ‘big 6’ energy companies after telling his conference that, if elected, he plans to set in place laws to freeze gas and electricity bills for 20 months.

By Kallum Pickering at 25 Sep 2013

The UK showing signs of recovery– but for how long?

The UK has just had its second consecutive quarter of growth, but are there questions to be raised over the longer term sustainability of this growth, which is fuelled by economy wide competitiveness? In the recently published Global Competitiveness Report from the World Economics Forum, the UK has fallen down the list of rankings of the 148 participating economies from 8th to 10th, below the Netherlands and Japan and above Norway.

By Benjamin Hay at 6 Sep 2013

Help to Buy: Heads government wins, tails homeowners lose

Since its announcement in Budget 2013, government has faced pressure from media claims that Help to Buy risks creating another housing bubble. So far it seems that media attention has focused on the negative risk aspect of rising prices. But normally, when economists talk about risk, they talk about risks balancing.

By Kallum Pickering at 14 Aug 2013

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