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55% Increase In The Number Of House Completions, CSO Figures Show

29 July - 7 mins
Podcast Series The Last Word with Matt Cooper

There has been a 55% increase in the amount of House Completions from April to June of 2021.

CSO figures released today show that there have been 5,021 completions in 2021.

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Ian Guider Columnist with The Business Post joined Matt on The Last Word on Business to discuss.

Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

7 mins

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What Can Be Done To Avoid The Predicted Tsunami Of Job Losses?

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Fuel And Food Shortages Continue In The UK. Could They Happen Here, Too?

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Report Details Allegations Against Former Homeless Charity Chief

Report Details Allegations Against Former Homeless Charity Chief

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