Could Britain’s chronic housing shortage be solved by using insurers’ assets? Jamie Dunkley and Russell Lynch report
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Sunday 04 September 2011
Wednesday 31 August 2011
The squeeze on mortgage borrowers is easing, according to lending figures released yesterday by the Bank of England. Approvals for home purchases in July numbered 49,239, up from 48,500 in June. Approvals are now at their highest level since May 2010 as building societies and banks continue to increase their lending to prospective home buyers.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
The problem, apparently, is red tape. It's stifling business and preventing growth, because red tape is evil, and you can no more argue in favour of red tape than say, "I don't wish to contribute to the fight against cancer as I think we should have more of it".
Saturday 27 August 2011
The government has unveiled its latest answer to the shortage of affordable homes in Britain: it wants more people to live on houseboats.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
Housing minister Grant Shapps has called on Liverpool to make a swift decision on their stadium plans to prevent ongoing uncertainty in the area.
Saturday 20 August 2011
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has angrily responded to housing minister Grant Shapps after he criticised the amount of time it is taking the club to decide on its stadium future.
Sunday 14 August 2011
Court sentences and communities seek revenge, but that merely perpetuates a damaging cycle
Thursday 11 August 2011
Boris Johnson calls for U-turn on police numbers, while No 10 ridiculed over plans to use water cannon
Friday 05 August 2011
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Squatters could be jailed and so-called "squatters' rights" scrapped under Government plans.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
Mortgage lenders came under a two-pronged attack yesterday, as the Government and the building industry demanded they do more to kick-start the property market. But lenders pointed out that the schemes called for were already available.
Monday 20 June 2011
A new scheme aimed at helping first-time buyers to get a foot on the property ladder was launched by the Government today.
Friday 10 June 2011
Question: I'm due to graduate with a Masters degree and have been fortunate enough to land a job paying a very decent £35,000 a year.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
The Government is planning to sell public land worth an estimated £10bn to address a chronic housing shortage and help erode its record budget deficit. The Housing Minister, Grant Shapps, is due to announce today that all government departments with significant land banks will be asked to identify, by the autumn, land suitable for sale for homes.
Saturday 04 June 2011
Tenants who earn more than £100,000 a year could be removed from their council houses under plans being examined by the Government.
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