The week in business
A look behind the stories with Colette Sexton
Ed Sheeran’s clunky cameo in the first episode of season seven of Game of Thrones may have had fans howling in protest last week, but north of the border, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone with a bad word to say about this HBO blockbuster.
And who could blame them, because to describe it as a money-spinner for the North is a severe understatement.
The production dividend – the cash directly...
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Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19
Demand continues to outstrip supply in both residential and PRS markets, while developers adapt new build designs to take the pandemic into account
How the programme for government will shape housing
Several strategic changes offer an opportunity for positive reform of planning and development
Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt
The United States cannot defeat the pandemic like a military foe but it can learn from looking back at its post-war economic recovery