Wednesday22 February 2017


Tour of a building site

Autumn Statement: Hit and miss

30 Nov 16

Last week’s Autumn Statement trumpeted an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes, but is the government set to miss its own target?

Image of the week

Not holding back

Image of the week: Not holding back

17 Feb 17

Water overwhelms the USA’s tallest dam, causing an evacuation


Houses being built

A quiet revolution?

16 Feb 17

For some, last week’s housing white paper wasn’t worth the white paper it was printed on, but for others it presents a radical shift in policy away from home ownership and towards a much wider range of housing needs


Al Watson

Marks out of 10 for the housing white paper

9 Feb 17 | By Al Watson

A quick scorecard of the best and worst bits of the government’s much awaited housing policy

Simon Saint

Housing white paper: Rental failure

7 Feb 17 | By Simon Saint

The housing white paper gave a boost to build to rent but the government could have gone further

Julie Hirigoyen

Northern Ireland and the Renewable Heat Incentive scandal

31 Jan 17 | By Julie Hirigoyen

Clearly Northern Ireland’s scheme was open to abuse, but any incentivisation policy has to be carefully designed to balance attracting investment against cost to the public purse

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