The Crisis of Affordability

It is no secret that the UK is in the midst of a deep housing crisis, with years of underinvestment and low building rates now dashing the hopes of many potential first-time buyers. Last month’s Budget included measures designed to boost housebuilding rates to 300,000 units per year. However,...

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Burnham pushes GM Transport but station failure casts a shadow

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham made a big speech on transport today. You can read it in full here.

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How to use digital campaigning to help win planning approval

In my last blog, I used findings from becg’s joint report with YouGov to outline the importance of digital campaigning to a successful consultation (read the full piece here). My argument was simple, ‘going digital’ not only helps developers to curry favour with local stakeholders, but it also...

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Why the big city office still beats homeworking

I do enjoy a good conference panel bust-up – it brightens up any event. In Manchester a couple of weeks ago, two panelists disagreed on whether homeworking was still a thing. One argued that it very much still had its place, the other that it was quickly going the way of Man United’s title...

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The built environment is central to a successful industrial strategy

The built environment is at the heart of the Government’s much anticipated ‘Industrial Strategy: building a Britain fit for the future’.

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