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Labour's first 100 days in office - and what's next

The Labour Administration on the City Council has come into office at the most challenging time for local councils for decades, and we have made clear from the start that we will not shy away from tackling the issues of funding, infrastructure, jobs, homes and schools that face us as a city. 895 more words


Can anyone tell me why the Right to Buy is morally justifiable, economically sensible, or politically acceptable?

(This is the text of an Opinion column that first appeared in the Brighton Argus on 26th August 2015)

A former council flat in London, near Covent Garden, has been sold for £1.21 million, nine times the £130,000 that the seller paid in 1990 under Right to Buy legislation. 209 more words


The changing private rented sector (PRS) and the need for a new lettings agency model

Over 12 million people now rent a home privately, which is about 20% of all households nationally; up from 10% in 2005[1]. This makes private renting the second biggest tenure in the UK housing market; as social rent and home ownership both continue to decline. 480 more words


Generation Rent, the voice for young renters, needs your support

At the very time that we need an in-your-face, effective campaign to promote the interests of people living in the private rented sector, news comes in that Generation Rent, the campaigning group that has set itself up as the voice for young renters, is struggling to secure funds for its future. 46 more words


The Future of London's Property Market

Earlier this month at the Movers and Shakers Residential Property breakfast with an expert panel, key note speaker Deputy Mayor for Housing, GLA, Richard Blakeway, our MD, Stewart Bailey and other guests debated the potential the PRS sector holds for the UK. 392 more words


"Generation Rent" - are there lessons from Germany?

By James Carson

Could a lower level of home ownership in the UK become the new normal? That’s one of the questions arising from a recent… 769 more words