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Planning can provide certainty in uncertain times, government official tells IED conference

Planning can provide certainty in uncertain times, government official tells IED conference

Planning is a key tool to help local authorities attract inward investment during uncertain economic times, a senior civil servant at the Department for International Trade (DIT) has said.

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Government housebuilding record 'catastrophic', Cable tells IED delegates

Government housebuilding record 'catastrophic', Cable tells IED delegates

The Tory government's record on housebuilding is 'catastrophic', former business secretary Vince Cable has told Planning.

Infrastructure costs are the greatest barrier to investment, report launched at IED conference finds

Infrastructure costs are the greatest barrier to investment, report launched at IED conference finds

High infrastructure costs have been cited by local authorities and local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) as the biggest barrier to attracting inward investment, according to new research.

IED Conference: Housebuilding failure could block regional growth, says Birmingham leader

IED Conference: Housebuilding failure could block regional growth, says Birmingham leader

A failure to build enough housing could thwart city regions' efforts to boost regional growth, the leader of Birmingham City Council told the IED Annual Conference today.

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