Business leaders would be offered tax breaks by a Conservative government to persuade them to recruit more staff, David Cameron will announce today as he puts plans to ease the ‘pain of mass unemployment’ at the heart of his economic agenda. The Conservatives say the measures – which areRead More →

The number of private homes built across the country has slumped by almost two-thirds according to the latest figures from National House Building Council (NHBC). The three months from November to January this year saw the second largest decrease in the number of applications from builders looking to startRead More →

Britain’s biggest brickmakers have laid off more than 1,200 workers and started to send home hundreds more on a temporary basis as the housing crisis takes its toll on the supplies sector. Hanson has axed 600 staff as it permanently closed two plants, mothballed two others and plansRead More →