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    Halving housing spend? We'll be lucky


    Sources suggest tomorrow’s spending review will be accompanied by a radical review of how affordable housing is paid for, with central funding cut by anything up to 80%

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    Budget 2009: initial thoughts


    Budget day as ever was interesting and obviously, the devil is in the detail, especially when it is bad news. However, the Chancellor's speech and the Budget document provide us with some initial thoughts. The macro figures are as bad as expected and potentially worse; £175bn public borrowing in 2009/10 ...

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    What's in the budget for construction?


    Snap analysis immediately after the event tends to be prone to knee-jerk reaction, but the thing that immediately springs to mind about this budget is the optimism regarding GDP growth in 2010 in 2011. While I wouldn't neccessarily argue with a 3.5% decline for this year, 1.25% growth for 2010 ...