Could Britain’s chronic housing shortage be solved by using insurers’ assets? Jamie Dunkley and Russell Lynch report
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Monday 11 June 2012
He is the Government’s most prolific media operators.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Communities in England were today offered £17 million to help them take advantage of a new scheme allowing them to build facilities like family homes, shops, children's playgrounds and community halls.
Friday 04 May 2012
David Cameron's dream of elected mayors in all major cities looked to be in tatters today.
Thursday 26 April 2012
Complaints come as a senior judge warns local elections present 'enormous opportunities' for vote rigging.
Sunday 11 March 2012
We need more rapid action to make these products more transparent
Sunday 04 March 2012
Julian Knight: Those born after 1979 could be stuck being a lifelong renter, so we need more tenant rights
Sunday 26 February 2012
Being born before or after 1979 is apparently key to whether you're able to afford to own your own home or not. Older than 33 and you're likely to be already on the ladder, having bought a few years ago and seen values rise in the main. Younger than 33 and it's a massive struggle to put enough of a deposit together and to earn enough to secure a sufficiently large mortgage to get on the ladder. I'm north of 33 and the other day I looked at the price of my first flat, which is currently on the market, and realised that if I only had say a 10 per cent deposit then I probably wouldn't get a mortgage high enough to buy it. This was no palace. It was a more akin to a shoebox backing onto a railway track, typical of so many first-time buyer properties in London.
Thursday 23 February 2012
New data has revealed the number of people sleeping rough in England has risen by 23 per cent in a year.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
Elderly homeowners are to be encouraged to move into smaller properties under government-backed plans, enabling councils to rent out their homes to families.
Monday 02 January 2012
Council tenants who sublet their homes face prosecution and possible prison terms in a blitz on abuse of social housing. High earners could also be forced to pay the market rate for continuing to live in their council homes.
Wednesday 21 December 2011
Homeless people can expect to die 30 years before the average person, research has found.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
Compulsory redundancies in local councils are set to increase in the next few years as the spending squeeze from central government continues, a report warned today.
Saturday 26 November 2011
Enduring a live radio bust-up with John Humphrys has become a rite of passage for any ambitious minister.
Tuesday 11 October 2011
Of all the injustices visited on our country's poor folk during what are now known as the boom years, none has been so grave as the rise in house prices. Today it is barely possible for the average man or woman to buy a shoebox-sized home for less than five times national median income, and in London impossible.
Monday 05 September 2011
When MPs return to Westminster from their extended summer break today, one subject will preoccupy their thoughts. It will not be the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi's regime, the plans to reform the NHS or the changes to abortion law, all of which are on this week's Commons agenda.
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