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Chart of the Day, 20 Jan 2014: Generation Rent and the New Rentiers

I’ve been looking for an excuse to link to a delightful commentary by the British novelist Will Self, carried by the Financial Times. But before I do, below is my chart appetiser, courtesy of the… 499 more words

Post Growth

The return of rent control?

An idea that was supposedly buried a generation ago is rising rapidly up the housing policy agenda.

Last year saw modest proposals by Labour for rent regulation within three-year tenancies in the private rented sector. 128 more words

Private Renting

The Meaning of Russell Brand

Rather than being a well-schooled lefty having grown up around party conferences, meetings, socialist organisation and ideas etc (I’m thinking of perhaps Owen Jones, all credit to him) Russell Brand represents more clearly the kind of political journey that many “young” people (bit of a shorthand as Brand is himself 41 and his fans are as likely to be in their thirties as their twenties) have been on. 382 more words

Problematising Generation Rent By Kim McKee (University of St Andrews) and Tom Moore (University of Sheffield)

‘Generation rent’ is a term that has been popularised by the media, social commentators and housing campaigners, referring to the phenomena whereby young people are excluded from homeownership and spend longer periods of their lives in the private rented sector. 1,038 more words

Asset-based Welfare

Evening Standard Letter

Got a letter in the Standard today about the latest sorry episode in our politicians’ abject failure on housing.  In case you didn’t see it or can’t read the photo, this is what it says (with thanks to my co-signatories – Rebecca Winson (GMB Young London), Rastko Novakovic (BECTU), Gleen McMahon (Tower Hamlets Renters), Eileen Short (Defend Council Housing), Alex Hilton (Generation Rent), Jacob Wills (Digs Hackney Renters) 225 more words