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