All Government policy articles

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    Pre-Budget Report points to more money for construction...but a much bigger fall

    2009-12-09T17:17:00Z

    Few would argue against the view that this set of Pre-Budget Report announcements has more to do with pre-electioneering that pre-budgeting. That’s fair enough. The Labour Party may not be in power to pursue its plans and, if it is after the next election, we don’t know how keen it ...

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    The cruelty of breeding force-fed first-time buyers

    2009-12-08T15:47:00Z

    Here's a question that goes right to the heart of current housing policy: Should we be using incentives as readily as we are to encourage first-time buyers onto the property ladder? However iconoclastic or contrary this question may seem, it needs to be asked. There is so much at stake. ...