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With the LibDem millstone round his neck, George Osbourne has made some solid achievements and what is frequently not appreciated is that the situation could have been so very much worse than it is for Britain. The starting point was the triumphant note from an outgoing Blair Brown Regime Treasury Minister crowing over his “achievement” of banrupting Britain by spending every penny and leaving the cupboard bare. That neatly summed up the extraordinary years of incompetence and profiligacy that spent the golden legacy left by the outgoing Conservative Chancellor in 1997 and then resulted in massive borrowing on badly managed and enormous projects. What was less obvious was how the Blair Brown Regime had mortgaged Britain for decades ahead through some highly dubious massive and seriously flawed PFI contracts. Since having taken over the sourched earth left by the Blair Brown Regime (and the Two Eds – Milliband and Balls), the incoming Coalition faced an enormous task to return the Britain to a sustainable economic model. The Labour gameplan in 2010 was to create deliberately so much damage that the incoming Government would be unable to deal with the problems and allow Labour to silde back in. The LibDems effectively tied one of Osbourne’s hands behind his back to make the task more interesting. Then Merkel and the morons in the EUSSR added to everyone’s burden by ignoring reality and allowing the EuroZone emergency to become a global economic crisis, adding yet one more layer to Osbournes challenges. Given that history, forecast growth of 0.02% is a Herculean achievement. Of course, the EUSSR will do its best to make life even more difficult for the rest of the world outside the Euro Zone and 0.02% may yet prove unattainable. Editor

Following the announcement of the UK government today, Jessica Hawkins, Public Sector Technology analyst at Ovum, comments:

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Mark Prisk’s first comments on Help-to-Buy Scheme at Blue Ribbon Awards Evening

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“WE NEED TO STOP THINKING ABOUT HOUSING UNITS AND THINK ABOUT HOMES”

DESIGN AND QUALITY REALLY MATTERS SAYS HOUSING MINISTER MARK PRISK

 

RH Mark Prisk joined over 300 industry experts to speak at the Ideal Home Show Blue Ribbon Awards just hours after Chancellor George Osborne announced the Help-to-Buy scheme which aims to boost the housing market with support worth more than £130bn.

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Smart cities are crucial to kick starting the UK economy, says Ovum

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Cities are complicated, interdependent ecosystems that are being targeted by national governments as the crucible for reanimation of the economy. With such a focus on what areas the government should priorities to kick start the UK economy Joe Dignan, Chief Public Sector Technology Analyst at Ovum points to developers as the key catalyst in taking smart cities to the next level and driving the market….

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Ovum research shows IT services market endured a dismal end to 2012

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London, 18 March 2013 – Last year was the worst for IT services contract activity since 2002, according to research from Ovum. Performance in the three months to the end of December 2012 fell well below the levels seen in the same period of 2011, ensuring that annual IT services contract activity fell to its lowest level for 10 years, both in terms of total contract value (TCV) and deal volume.

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