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Industry predicts falling UK construction output over next two years

UK construction output is predicted to slow in 2016 and 2017 as a result of slower than expected project development and "uncertainty" related to the upcoming general election, according to two major industry reports. 17 Apr 2015

Pickles makes rare intervention in North Somerset housing requirement policy

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has taken the very rare step of directing a local authority to submit a draft development policy to him for approval, after a planning inspector recommended that proposed housing figures be increased by half. 14 Apr 2015

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Labour Party manifesto pledges use of first-time buyer ISAs to fund 125,000 new homes

The UK Labour Party has launched its general election manifesto, including a pledge to require banks offering new government-backed ISAs for first-time buyers to invest the proceeds in the construction of new homes. 14 Apr 2015

New Scottish property and landfill taxes come into force, but 'concerns remain', says expert

The introduction of the first new taxes raised by a Scottish parliament in more than 300 years is a "significant moment", although some concerns remain about the impact that they will have on Scottish businesses, an expert has said. 01 Apr 2015

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Recognised as one of the key legal providers to the housing and regeneration sector, Pinsent Masons has been appointed on some of the largest and most high profile projects in the country.

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