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How to ignite a change against fuel poverty

Guest Blogger - Steven Heath

It's really positive to see the amount of support Cold Homes Week - the Energy Bill Revolution campaign - is receiving this week, as businesses, charities and organisations make a stand against fuel poverty. The scale of the issue is so serious that we need to do all we can to urge government to stop…

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Please Sir! I want some more…

Guest Blogger - Steve Rogan

The salary question is always an awkward one, but sometimes when you're hungry, you need to ask for more. We are convinced that an increase in salaries will give a boost to companies, the economy, and is also a key factor in the overall health and sustainability of the housing industry. So our question is…

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Brick sales come tumbling down

Fiona Russell-Horne

It's not a good time to be trying to sell anything even slightly on the heavyside. Yesterday's State of Trade Survey from the Construction Products Association shows that the heavyside is suffering the effects of the credit crunch-triggered housing collapse more than most. Only to be expected, of course, since it's the heavy materials, the…

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Tax and spend?

Fiona Russell-Horne

Hmm. Tax cuts. So the Prime Minister is thinking about bringing in tax cuts so that we can all start spending again and re-energise the high street, the housing market and the economy in general and get us about of the financial mess we're in (in time for the next election, perhaps?).

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Green goes mainstream

Fiona Russell-Horne

Wandering round the EcoBuild show a couple of weeks ago, several things struck me. One, obviously, was 'where on earth am I and how can I find that stand I want?', but one other was how mainstream the show seems to have grown.

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We did it!

Fiona Russell-Horne

Whoo Hoo! Permit me, if you will, to gloat, just a little over the fact that there will apparently be an announcement in the PreBudget Report later today of a Boiler Scrappage Scheme, similar to the car scrappage scheme.

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Service with a smile?

Fiona Russell-Horne

There was quite a lot of noise on the web last night regarding Mary Portas - she of the orange bobbed hair and power-dressed heels - and self-styled Queen of Shops. It's also been echoed on our sister site DIYWeek.net so I thought I'd take a bit of a look.

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