The chancellor might be getting that sinking feeling, but there’s no reason to despair. In fact, his plan to bring forward 2011 spending might just work. Here Sarah Richardson and Stuart Macdonald offer him a few suggestions on how it would make all the difference
The £200m the government is spending on buying private homes for social tenants may be a drop in the ocean but it could give voters a boost
Colin ‘Dano’ Daniel was a fearsome site manager who used to have ‘a lot of outbursts’. But that was before he worked for his new boss – his son Julian, head of Bovis’ south division.Now they live, eat and breathe construction together, pausing only to watch their beloved Hull City. ...
Distinctive roof of Zaha Hadid-designed pool could be timber rather than steel to cut costs
Local authorities across England have spent the summer thrashing out plans for a new wave of council housebuilding.Councils such as the London boroughs of Croydon, Islington and Barnet, as well as Norwich and Newcastle, are understood to be leading the way in responding to July’s housing green paper.In it, housing ...