Comment: More houses key to country’s recovery

The government must act to ensure that residential construction is a priority in the upcoming budget.

13th September, 2008

The government must act to ensure that residential construction is a priority in the upcoming budget.

Ahead of the October budget, debate is intensifying as to what the government should do in response to the economic downturn. One argument suggests that the government should do little more than balance the books and leave the sectors most affected by the downturn to their own devices.

This type of reasoning is completely at odds with the innovative...

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