Why rent controls are not the answer

Why rent controls are not the answer

Labour’s decision to impose rent controls will do little to solve our housing problems. Rent controls are at best misguided and at worst could be counterproductive, longer term. Misguided because rents have not actually been rising that fast in recent years. ONS...
The importance of building more homes

The importance of building more homes

“Make a house a home”. There’s a reason this works so well as a marketing slogan for Homebase: the importance of having a place where you belong is immensely powerful. Over the last ten years my husband and I have moved nine times. I grew to hate packing and we became...
Why no more Bluewaters, Eric?

Why no more Bluewaters, Eric?

Eric Pickles is one of the Conservative’s star performers. The softly-spoken Yorkshireman won a number of important policy victories last week. The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement included a raft of measures to revitalise high streets up and down the country. Business...