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    1. October 4, 2013

      UK government pushes for longer-term tenancies

      Tenants could soon find it easier to lock into longer-term rental contracts, after the government unveiled a “tenants’...

    2. September 12, 2013

      PM’s favourite think-tank calls time on the high street

      Britain should abandon its “Town Centre First” policy which has governed the planning system for two decades and...

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    1. London and the World

      Exploring the global city, from politics, transport and massive demographic change to ...
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    1. September 9, 2013

      Affordable housing: Local residents are priced out

      This summer a converted garage in Highgate was put on the market for more than the price of an average house in England...

    2. September 6, 2013

      Housing minister and builders discuss boosting volume of new homes

      Britain’s biggest housebuilders have been called in by Mark Prisk, the housing minister, to discuss the urgent need to...

    3. July 12, 2013

      UK building output flat in May

      The pick-up in the housing market continued into May, according to mortgage lending figures which showed the number of...

    4. May 17, 2013

      Self-build property support from government ‘not enough’

      The government’s initiatives to boost the self-build property sector in the UK are not enough to make it a mainstream...

    5. April 14, 2013

      Enterprise zones struggle to boost jobs

      Some of Britain’s enterprise zones have yet to create a single job in a sign that a flagship government economic policy...

    6. March 3, 2013

      UK housebuilding incentive branded a flop

      A £3.3bn scheme to reward councils that oversee the building of new homes has so far fallen flat, according to research...

    7. February 26, 2013

      Discount boosts Right to Buy scheme

      The number of council tenants purchasing their homes under the Right to Buy scheme has surged in recent months after...

    8. November 25, 2012

      Treasury poised to take over land sales

      The Treasury is poised to seize control of the sale of public land owned by Whitehall departments after losing patience...

    9. November 19, 2012

      Social landlord moves into profitable renting

      Places For People (PfP), the social housing group, has bought a property management company, in a further sign that...

    10. October 22, 2012

      Cost of renting to raise housing benefit bill

      The coalition is facing an increase in the housing benefit bill after the cost of renting a home rose 37 per cent in...

    11. June 11, 2012

      Enterprise minister rejects call to ‘meddle’

      A minister has hit back at the coalition’s business critics, warning that it must resist the temptation to “tinker and...

    12. April 27, 2012

      Banks prove an obstacle to expansion

      The Department for Business has intervened in the case of a Portsmouth care home that has spent five years and been...

    13. April 20, 2012

      Manufacturing seen as driver of recovery

      Manufacturing businesses showed the greatest resilience as the number of companies reporting financial strain fell year...

    14. March 14, 2012

      Move to ease Sunday shop hours during Olympics

      Visitors to the Olympics this summer might benefit from later opening in London’s shops after the government said it...

    15. March 2, 2012

      £4m target for cut in red tape

      The government has said it is aiming for a £4m reduction in the red-tape burden on businesses by the end of June – and...

    16. February 28, 2012

      Business yet to feel benefit of red tape curbs

      Business leaders have urged the coalition to go further in cutting red tape, including more deregulation of the labour...

    17. February 15, 2012

      Business support scheme extended

      Ministers will allow more companies to apply for one of the government’s key business support schemes as UK businesses...

    18. January 17, 2012

      Hydrogen cell cars move to fast lane

      Hydrogen-powered cars – frequently derided as the perpetual technology of the future – are to receive the support of...

    19. November 11, 2011

      New focus for Businesslink

      The government is to turn its Businesslink website into a smartphone app store, where software developers will be...

    20. Westminster Blog

      November 2, 2011

      Lord Green's matchmaking finally revealed

      After painful months of matchmaking UKTI have officially announced which ministers will be paired with whom as the...

    21. October 24, 2011

      Builders seek action to arrest contraction

      The construction industry is braced for a severe contraction, according to a new set of forecasts that show private...

    22. September 28, 2011

      Minister: UK red tape is strangling business

      Mark Prisk, business minister in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government, likes to quote Ronald Reagan,...

    23. September 26, 2011

      Business sceptical over red tape progress

      Red tape for companies has been cut by more than £3bn during 2011, the government said on Monday – but business leaders...

    24. September 23, 2011

      Whitehall ‘business buddies’ for top UK companies

      Vince Cable, business secretary, is to champion the interests of Britain’s oil and gas sector overseas as part of a...

    25. September 22, 2011

      Stopping train to recovery makes tracks

      It is 9am and, as the Entrepreneur Express barrels through the Midlands, the party is well under way. After three...

    26. August 9, 2011

      Business calculates the cost of rioting

      Insurers face more than £100m of claims and retailers tens of millions of pounds in costs, as businesses calculate the...

    27. June 23, 2011

      Ringing smaller numbers at BT

      Handling the welfare of more than 100,000 employees at BT Group could prove quite a challenge for Clare Chapman, who...

    28. June 16, 2011

      Industry aims to show Olympian spirit

      Industry and government are joining forces during next year’s Olympic Games to launch Made in Britain, an exhibition...

    29. June 16, 2011

      Minister in row on Merlin targets

      Mark Prisk, the small business and enterprise minister, was on Wednesday accused of propagating “chaos and confusion”...

    30. June 15, 2011

      High flying UK cities trade on strengths

      Successful cities are set to open a wider gap with struggling ones in terms of jobs and business growth over the next...

    31. June 14, 2011

      Business warns on banks’ ‘short-termism’

      Business leaders have warned that repairing the relationship between banks and their small business customers is far...

    32. June 13, 2011

      Humber warriors sue for peace

      Harmony has finally broken out – at least for now – across the Humber, a place where it is sometimes lacking. The...

    33. FT Alphaville

      June 13, 2011

      UK banks to hit Merlin targets

      Big UK banks are on track to beat lending targets set in a government peace deal this year, countering growing...

    34. June 13, 2011

      Banks set to hit Merlin lending targets

      Britain’s big banks are on schedule to beat lending targets set in a government peace deal this year, it has emerged,...

    35. June 6, 2011

      Saving struggling start-ups

      David Cameron pledged a year ago to make the next decade “the most entrepreneurial and dynamic in our history”. In his...

    36. May 20, 2011

      Frank dialogue on burden of red tape

      From Mark Prisk MP. Sir, I am pleased to read that Sue Cameron thinks that the government deserves credit for trying to...

    37. May 13, 2011

      Leps to receive extra £5m funding

      Criticism of its economic growth plans has prompted the government to hand an extra £5m to the public-private...

    38. May 9, 2011

      StartUp Britain under flak

      StartUp Britain, the private sector campaign to reinvigorate the UK’s entrepreneurial spirit, is under fire from...

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