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The mansion tax: how to make it work for Londoners

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By introducing a mansion tax based on the last sale price of a property, rather than the current market value, the tax would hit only those who could afford to pay it, writes Tom Copley.

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Four ideas to solve the low pay crisis

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An anonymous hotline to report employers for shady practices is just one way American activists are looking to tackle their own low pay crisis. Here are four ideas for solving our own.

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The government is failing miserably in the face of a growing UK housing crisis

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While chancellor George Osborne’s Budget yesterday had a strong housing focus, which was welcomed in housing circles, the announcements failed miserably in the face of a growing UK housing crisis.

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The ‘new’ garden city announcement that isn’t new at all

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Plans for a garden city in Kent are little more than a rehash of a 2012 idea.

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Stop Boris selling London

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On Thursday protesters descended on City Hall to express their anger at Mayor Boris Johnson and over 20 UK councils participating in the MIPIM conference.

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We need restrictions on non-resident purchases of UK homes

London property is now seen in terms of its investment potential, rather than something that should be meeting a basic social need for the capital’s residents.

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A housing policy in disarray

Worryingly for the housing and construction sectors, personnel changes may signal downgrading of housing policy at a time when housing is growing in importance.

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Society needs to take more action if it is serious about helping the homeless

We all walk past homeless people on the street, but if we are serious about tackling homelessness then central and local governments need to do much more.

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Towards a one nation housing policy

Yesterday the Labour Housing Group published its long-awaited ‘One Nation Housing Policy’ paper – ’50 Policies for Labour’ – beginning the process of providing Labour with a coherent housing strategy for the next General Election.

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Rents are going to continue rising until the government regulates them

Ask anyone on a low to middle income renting in London if rents are too high, and you’re only going to get one answer.

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