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Green Economy Represents Huge Opportunity

Research from Homebase has found that retailers need to make the most of the green economy as it represents a huge opportunity.

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Heavy Snow Led To Poor Start For B&Q

The Chief Executive of Kingfisher, the company behind B&Q, has said this week that the heavy snow in January led to a poor start to the year for the store.

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Home Building Sees Big Improvement

The number of new homes being built in the UK has increased by 74% according to figures from the National House-Building Council (NHBC). More than 31,000 new homes were registered during the first three months to the end of April this year which is up from almost 18,000 during the same period in 2009.

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Home Grown Christmas Trees

Homebase is encouraging their customer to buy a home-grown Christmas tree this year as part of National Tree Week. In fact, Homebase is the only retailer which makes sure that all of it's trees are UK grown, reducing the cost (both environmental and financial) of transporting trees from elsewhere.

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Home Improvement Sales Improve

Travis Perkins has seen a stabilisation of sales over the last two months, which suggests that there may be some improvement on the horizon for the home improvement and housing industry.

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Home Improvement Schemes and Incentives

The new coalition government has plans to produce a new low carbon economy within the UK, according to plans laid out in a coalition document.

Construction of the new runway at Heathrow has been put on hold and more sustainable transport options will be explored.

The roll out of smart meters for homes, which show people how much electricity they use will also go ahead, as well as a scheme for home improvements paid for out of energy bill savings.

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Home Inspector Loses Out

The abolition of Home Information Packs (HIP) may be welcome news for home-owners however the news has not been encouraging for those who rely on the HIPs for their income.

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Home Insurance Expert Swinton is Warning Home-owners

Home insurance expert Swinton is warning home-owners with a penchant for DIY to take care this spring and to call in experts when necessary.

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Home Mortgages Improving

Mortgage levels have fallen to their lowest in the last year according to a spokesperson from Moneyfacts. Michelle Slade commented that lenders are becoming used to the new mortgage market and are starting make their deals more competitive. The availability of mortgages is also improving, she said.

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Home Owners Should Consider Wind Power

A professor from the Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College has suggested that making simple choices in our homes could be important in saving power.

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Home Owners To Be Paid For The Energy They Produce

From April this year home-owners who install their own sources of energy such as wind turbines and solar panels will be paid for the energy they produce as part of a new Government scheme.

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Home Safety Packs

A recent report from Corgi has shown that landlords are failing to keep their tenants informed on how to keep safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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