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Labour announces New Homes Corporations to boost development

20/09/2014 1:55 pm

Ed Miliband has announced plans for new council-led corporations to boost housebuilding.

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Long-term deals expected to be cheaper in Scotland following no vote

19/09/2014 2:02 pm

Scottish social landlords will find it cheaper and easier to access long term finance after the no vote ended lenders’ worries over uncertainty, experts have said.

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Labour committee chair calls for English devolution

19/09/2014 5:59 pm

The Labour chair of an influential committee of MPs has called for ministers to devolve financial powers in England.

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Welsh government proposes changes to board pay

19/09/2014 5:52 pm

The Welsh Government is proposing changes in governance which will remove a ban on Welsh landlords paying board members.

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On 18 September, Scotland will decide on whether to strike out alone and become an independent country for the first time since 1707. The ‘yes’ campaign has promised that voting to leave the UK will open a ‘new era’ for the nation. But what would Scottish independence mean for housing? Heather Spurr finds out  

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    On 18 September, Scotland will decide on whether to strike out alone and become an independent country for the first time since 1707. The ‘yes’ campaign has promised that voting to leave the UK will open a ‘new era’ for the nation. But what would Scottish independence mean for housing? Heather Spurr finds out  

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