Could Britain’s chronic housing shortage be solved by using insurers’ assets? Jamie Dunkley and Russell Lynch report
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Friday 14 May 2010
Tories have secured all the key posts in the Home Office in a signal that David Cameron is determined not to give ground to his Liberal Democrat partners over law and order and immigration. The day after Theresa May was appointed Home Secretary, it was announced that her three most senior ministers would also be Conservatives. Nick Herbert became the Police minister, Damian Green the Immigration minister and Baroness Neville-Jones the Security minister.
Wednesday 03 March 2010
Monday 15 February 2010
The drive to cut Britain's carbon-dioxide emissions has been hit by companies' reluctance to obey new rules to reveal how much heat and light their buildings waste.
Friday 12 February 2010
The housing minister provoked fury yesterday after he suggested that the "best thing" for some struggling families would be to have their homes repossessed.
Thursday 11 February 2010
The number of people who lost their home soared to a 14-year high during 2009, as the recession continued to take its toll, figures showed today.
Thursday 28 January 2010
Just 24 homebuyers have taken advantage of a high-profile scheme devised by Gordon Brown to encourage the construction of environmentally-friendly houses across the country.
Wednesday 23 December 2009
Friday 13 November 2009
The number of Britons whose homes are repossessed this year is likely to be dramatically lower than previously feared, the Council for Mortgage Lenders said yesterday.
Monday 05 October 2009
Wednesday 02 September 2009
Our attachment to the place in which we live is – for the most part – guided by just two factors: the architecture of the built environment, and the sociability, or otherwise, of the people we call our neighbours.
Thursday 06 August 2009
Friday 17 July 2009
Four new eco-towns, designed to meet housing needs while using the highest green standards, were given the go-ahead by the Government today after a two-year selection process which has been mired in controversy and opposition.
Thursday 25 June 2009
Thursday 07 May 2009
When the world's most powerful leaders descended on London last month to tackle the economic crisis, they left Gordon Brown basking in the glory of brokering a deal to pump billions into the world's economy.
Sunday 03 May 2009
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