The biggest UK regional cities are reporting record levels of construction activity, boosted by new transport links and the rise in popularity of city centre living.
Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Belfast have all seen a significant increase in development across a number of sectors, according to the latest Deloitte crane survey.
The Labour party has announced a review of the supply of homes to be headed by Peter Redfern, the chief executive of builder Taylor Wimpey. It is not the first review of the issue: since 2004 several other large-scale projects have attempted to establish the problems with the housing market and how to fix them.
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