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Monthly Archives: December 2011

  • How High Speed Rail Could Rescue Our Economy

    Posted on December 29, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    This article links the potential for Britain's new HS2 transport infrastructure to spawn new technologies along with architectural and building concepts. In turn these could require our ideas about spatial, environmental and social planning to be revisited.

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  • Shortage of Land with Development Approvals Grows

    Posted on December 20, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    New Home Planning Permits in Short Supply

    According to the latest HBF Housing Pipeline report, planning approvals for new home s in the UK fell by another 10% last year Continue Reading

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  • Carbon emissions exceed economic growth

    Posted on December 19, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    CO2 Emission Warning

    In the Water, Energy & Environment Newsletter of 09/11/2011, Tim McManan-Smith writes that Global emissions are increasing faster than economic growth, reversing a slow, but gradual, reduction in carbon emissions intensity.   Continue Reading

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  • Less Can Be More - (call for VAT Holiday)

    Posted on December 8, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    Come on Chancellor, think about it.

    Investing’ in a small VAT giveaway could create 800,000 jobs and yield near 85% financial return for Britain

    Responding to David Cameron’s Prime Ministerial rallying call to the nation, I urge the Chancellor of Exchequer to grant home extenders and improvers a two year VAT ‘holiday’. Continue Reading

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  • The Goldman Saching of Europe

    Posted on December 7, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    (Article by Mike Carey in "The DRUM Opinion" 7 Decembeer 2011)

    I don't want to sound alarmist

    ... but it looks like Goldman Sachs has taken over Europe.  The continent has succumbed to the dictates of global finance, there was no choice. The bankers are holding us all to ransom and have done since the beginning of the GFC in 2008. Continue Reading

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  • Wake up and smell the roses Jake Berry

    Posted on December 6, 2011 by Professor Benfield

    Jake Berry, parliamentary private secretary to housing minister still believes that 230,000 homes per year will be built by 2015, despite the fact that in the year to June 2011 only 107,210 homes were built.  He delivered this unbelievable statement to the Housing Market Intelligence conference.

    Professor Michael Benfield of the Benfield ATT Group wonders how on earth this can possibly be achieved when the banks refuse to lend to anyone in the building sector and planning authorities are not embracing any of the Government Housing Policy reforms.

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