'The chancellor has unveiled a “Bob the Builder” Budget – if the country needs it we will build it and get it done.'
One of the report’s co-authors, Conservative MP Neil O’Brien said it is ‘no wonder some parts of the country feel short-changed’.
The report by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship warns that productivity in many of the UK’s smaller cities is low by international standards.
Smaller developments of under 500 homes take an average of three years to start delivering houses.
The government also confirmed the local government finance settlement for 2020/21 in Parliament yesterday, following a vote by MPs.
'If property guardian companies aren't providing their residents with a home that meets the same health and safety standards as the private rental sector then they are breaking the law.'
'We have to see stadia as engines for regeneration and social inclusion by being more imaginative about what can happen there.'
'The department needs to take stock and ensure that there is protection for local taxpayers.'
‘Local communities know how best to promote economic growth and meet the needs of communities.'
‘We want people to buy a house just to live there, it’s like buying a pair of shoes, you do so because you want to own a pair of shoes, not because you want to make a profit.'