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Industry Issues

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New measures to protect housing for vulnerable

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has outlined how the most vulnerable in society will be protected as the Government takes steps to tackle the record deficit...

Figures show public sector house building still low

The private construction sector may be faring well in the UK, but public sector house building is still lower than last year, according to new figures.

Christchurch needs tens of thousands for 2012 rebuild

Tens of thousands new jobs are set to be created in the construction industry in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2012 to cope with the city being rebuilt following two destructive earthquakes last year.

Off-planners return to London

Off-plan buyers have returned to the London housing market and are putting down deposits of thousands of pounds for homes that will not be completed for at least a year, amid a shortage of property for sale in the capital...

Country homes selling well in UK

There has been a substantial increase in property coming onto the open market in the £1.5 million and above price range, particularly the Southern region of the UK which has seen a 66% rise year on year, according to a new report...

US sales plunge as tax breaks end

Sales of previously owned properties in the US plunged a record 30% in May, far higher than expected, new figures show...

Utility billing needs radical reform

The recently completed two-year-long 21st Century Living project was staffed by experts, working full time but they just could not get hold of simple data showing whether the households that were taking part in the project were successfully cutting their energy consumption. If they struggle to do it, the average householder stands no chance...
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