Could Britain’s chronic housing shortage be solved by using insurers’ assets? Jamie Dunkley and Russell Lynch report
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Friday 11 July 2008
The insurance industry and the Government have come to an agreement to ensure that householders are able to obtain protection against flooding, it was revealed today.
Sunday 15 June 2008
London Mayor Boris Johnson, the telecoms group BT and 40 MPs have demanded that Gordon Brown introduces legislation to make big companies report their carbon emissions.
Friday 09 May 2008
The Prime Minister is planning to extend shared equity schemes to make home-owning more affordable for first-time buyers as part of a range of measures aimed at helping those hit by the credit crunch.
Saturday 19 April 2008
Five ministerial aides have joined the Labour rebellion against Gordon Brown's decision to abolish the 10p starting rate of income tax.
Sunday 06 April 2008
Sunday 06 April 2008
Sunday 09 March 2008
It was a deeply embarrassing moment for the Government, though it passed almost without notice.
Monday 11 February 2008
A government minister has provoked a backlash by warning about birth defects among children of first- cousin marriages in Britain's Pakistani community.
Sunday 27 January 2008
Rogue landlords will be under scrutiny in an independent review of the private rental sector to be launched this week.
Friday 11 January 2008
For those of us who still pronounce it "nuculer", it was pretty heavy going yesterday. I thought I'd understood what John Hutton's statement meant, but then Steve Webb for the Liberals said that he hadn't understood it and so I assumed I hadn't understood it enough to realise what I hadn't understood.
Sunday 06 January 2008
The Government has been accused by a committee of MPs of "losing its nerve" when deciding to stagger the introduction of home Information packs (HIPs).
Sunday 03 December 2006
George Best's surgeon yesterday warned that increasing numbers of young women risk premature death by drinking to excess. Professor Roger Williams said female drinkers are a third less resilient to the effects of alcohol than men.
Thursday 08 June 2006
Wayne Rooney was sent back to join England's World Cup squad here last night but as a nation rejoiced, a day of legal wrangling and tension between the Football Association and Manchester United ensured his availability for the tournament is still in the balance.
Wednesday 07 June 2006
For the investors in Chariot, the cash-strapped company behind the troubled lottery game Monday, this week's emergency cash call was double or quits. Having already sunk close to £15m into creating a credible rival to the National Lottery, now was no time to give up.
Thursday 01 June 2006
Shane Warne's visitors ensured that Michael Vaughan's return to the County Championship after seven months here yesterday was as hectic as an episode of Doctor Who.
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
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