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Winter floods to cost UK insurance industry £1.1bn, says ABI

The UK insurance industry is expected to pay up to £ 1.1 billion to customers whose homes, businesses and vehicles were damaged as a result of storms and flooding during the “ wettest winter on record ” , according to the latest figures from the Association... 20 Mar 2014

UK energy secretary pledges changes to energy efficiency retrofitting schemes after "disappointing" uptake

The number of homeowners that have gone on to apply for finance to fund the installation of energy efficiency measures following an assessment under the Green Deal has been "disappointing", the UK's energy secretary has admitted. 10 Mar 2014

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UK construction activity up for 10th consecutive month, but weather slows growth

Civil engineering has overtaken housing as the biggest driver of growth in the UK construction market, as adverse weather prevented work on new housing developments but led to more flood defence work, according to a leading market survey. 06 Mar 2014

Help to Buy guarantee scheme expanded to include 'Islamic mortgages'

More prospective homebuyers will be able to benefit from the Government's Help to Buy scheme following its expansion to cover Home Purchase Plans (HPPs), a Shari'a-compliant alternative to mortgages, the Treasury has announced. 13 Feb 2014

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