Nick Raynsford's articles

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    Stealing is good

    2015-08-21T06:00:00Z

    Bent on pursuing its ideological objectives, the government has dismissed the Lyons and Armitt reports. Instead, it should plunder them and present the best solutions as its own

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    Time to be heard

    2015-03-05T06:00:00Z

    MPs are frequently having their ears bent by lobby groups opposed to construction activity, but the run-up to May’s election is a real opportunity to redress the balance

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    Expect the unexpected

    2014-10-17T06:00:00Z

    The really exciting thing about next May’s general election is how unpredictable it is. But there is one thing you can be sure of: the outcome matters for construction

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    We can do more for unemployed youngsters

    2014-03-18T08:49:00Z

    Construction needs to think seriously about how to get more of the UK’s huge number of unemployed young people into the industry. A recent report has some simple suggestions

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    Political reshuffles: Here today, gone tomorrow

    2013-10-25T06:00:00Z

    It wasn’t exactly a night of the long knives, but a trio of political reshuffles in the space of a day served only to rob us of much-needed expertise, especially in housing

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    No sense of direction

    2013-03-12T10:26:00Z

    In this month’s Budget the chancellor needs to address the disastrously low levels of housebuilding with, says Nick Raynsford, a radical reallocation of current funding

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    The New Homes Bonus: Home truths

    2012-08-03T00:00:00Z

    The coalition’s much vaunted New Homes Bonus to increase housebuilding is falling victim to perverse incentives, lazy definitions and unsustainable cost

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    A single voice for the industry

    2012-06-15T00:00:00Z

    We speak fine words of collaboration, but all attempts to set up a representative industry-wide voice are torn apart by factionalism and confrontation, says Nick Raynsford

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    So much housing rhetoric, so little delivery

    2012-04-13T00:00:00Z

    The housing minister can make 10 policy announcements before breakfast but nothing can disguise the fact that he is incapable of delivering on any of it, says Nick Raynsford

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    Government housing strategy: Falling short

    2011-11-23T08:00:00Z

    This week’s government housing strategy offers some hope to first-time buyers but it is an inadequate response to the fact that we are not building enough homes