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Where’s the magic money tree, then?

Fiona Russell-Horne

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. Well that all sounded rather splendid. Lots and lots of lovely Government lolly heading the way of the construction industry to rebuild the economy post-pandemic. Gazillions of …

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Boris’ New Deal welcomed by BMF

The New Deal for Britain speech by the Prime Minster Boris Johnson today (June 30) has been welcomed by the Builders Merchants Federation. The speech promised a greater commitment to creating jobs, skills and infrastructure as the Government looks to build the UK back to economic health in the aftermath …

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Cummings, not goings

Fiona Russell-Horne

 “Yond Cassius hath a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous” Well, that was excruciating. Yesterday we were treated to a prime-time TV spectacle of the Prime Minister’s Special Advisor Dominic Cummings sitting at a picnic table in the Downing Street Rose Garden trying to …

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BMF welcomes Pincher as housing minister

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation has welcomed the appointment of the Rt Hon Christopher Pincher as the Minister for Housing, following Boris Johnson’s first post-election Cabinet reshuffle. John Newcomb, Chief Executive, the Builders Merchants’ Federation, said: “I congratulate Chris Pincher on taking up the housing portfolio at …

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Great expectations

Fiona Russell-Horne

Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. Hands up who had 72 seats in the general election overall majority sweepstake? Nope, me neither. Many people thought we were heading, last Thursday for another hung Parliament. Others – me included – …

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BMF hunts out prospective PMs’ plans

Under a Government led by Jeremy Hunt MP, there would be a Budget in the first week of September to prepare for the possibility of leaving the EU on a no-deal basis on 31 October, the Foreign Secretary has told the BMF. Hunt, alongside his Prime Ministerial rival Boris Johnson …

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