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Labour: ‘No borrowing splurge’ to solve housing crisis

Senior Labour Party members have told conference delegates “there will be no splurge on borrowing” to ease the housing crisis.

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Green Deal plans rise as Labour sets out homes pledge

The total number of unique plans under the Green Deal has risen by 600 per cent between August 2013 and August 2014.

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UK breaks into global top 10 for infrastructure investment

New research by Arcadis has shown the UK is now the 10th most attractive economy for infrastructure investment.

Labour to tackle NIMBYs as myth-buster launches over garden cities

Labour to tackle NIMBYs as 'mythbuster' launched on garden cities

The shadow communities secretary has said the public could do more to increase the development of homes in their area, as the Town and Country Planning Association launched its “mythbuster” on UK garden cities.

Calls for political certainty after Scotland votes \'no\' to independence

Reaction: Scotland votes ‘No’

Industry experts have voiced their “relief” after Scotland rejected independence in yesterday’s referendum but some have warned uncertainty still remains.

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Exclusive: Nuclear boss forms ‘contingency plan’ for Scottish independence

Exclusive: The majority stakeholder of a major nuclear power project in the UK is forming a “contingency plan” should Scotland vote ‘yes’ to independence this week.

Green Deal has been a 'failure' but it can be reformed, say MPs

The Green Deal has been branded a “failure” that has caused “frustration and confusion for both consumers and the supply chain” by a committee of MPs.

Scottish pipelines shrink in run-up to referendum

The value of construction projects given the go-ahead in key sectors in Scotland has fallen by more than £300m in the run-up to next week’s independence referendum, data service Glenigan has found.

Scotland yes vote would have 'negative' impact on top contractors – CN Barometer

Exclusive: More than half of leaders at the UK’s biggest contractors have said Scottish independence would have a negative impact on their businesses, just two weeks before Scotland goes to the polls.

NSCC urges Vince Cable to enforce payment charter

The National Specialist Contractors’ Council has written an open letter to business secretary Vince Cable, urging him to ensure the Construction Payment Charter is a success.

Airports Commission rules out 'Boris Island'

The Airports Commission has announced its decision to exclude proposals for an inner Thames Estuary airport from its shortlist of options for new aviation capacity.

Lib Dems pledge tax cut for energy efficient homes

The Liberal Democrats have pledged a £100 council tax cut for households that invest in retrofitting their homes to improve energy efficiency.

Investors eye London's new housing zones

Legal & General Property has become the first institutional investor to reveal it will be investing in the Greater London Authority’s proposed new multi-billion-pound housing zones.

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