Read our FREE Budget Q&A featuring industry experts from the UKGBC, HBF, CPA and EC Harris

George Osborne’s spring Budget was of huge significance to construction. Our live text debate looked at the implications on planning, housebuilding, sustainability and construction jobs.

Budget 2011

Building assistant editor Joey Gardiner was joined by leading construction economists Graham Kean and Noble Francis and the UK-GBC’s John Alker, who looked at the Budget from a sustainability perspective.

The debate has finished, thanks to those who submitted questions and took part. The debate will remain online for those who missed it here

Graham Kean is head of public at EC Harris, Noble Francis is economics policy development director at the Construction Products Association and John Alker is director of policy and communications at UK Green Building Council.

Click here to read the debate transcript