Building for the future: housing-related sectors and the welsh economy
Since the establishment of the Welsh Assembly Government there has been more emphasis on indigenous enterprises in relation to economic development policy. However, the housing-related sector has received little attention. This paper 1 presents the results of research that has investigated this sector and its significance to the local economy. Whilst acknowledging the considerable data-related difficulties in this exercise, analysis of housing and housing-related functions (including construction, finance, legal services, management of housing stock) showed that the sector accounted for around 4.5% of Welsh employment, and had considerable potential for assisting in the future development of the regional economy. 1 The authors acknowledge support from the Council of Mortgage Lenders in this research.
Volume (Year): 19 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
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