Housing

Housing hyperbole: what’s next for house prices

27 June 2016 12:17

Without wishing to add to the hyperbole over Brexit (from both sides), it’s fair to say that Britain is all over…

Shared ownership could be the alternative to the bank of mum and dad

15 June 2016 10:09

Stepping onto the property ladder has become an enormous stretch for first-time buyers. But for those with no access to…

Why a win for landlords is a win for everyone

14 June 2016 10:20

There was victory for a group of mortgage borrowers last week when Court of Appeal judges ruled West Bromwich Building…

How Vote Leave plan to persuade the electorate that there are real risks to staying in the EU

28 May 2016 10:31

The IN campaign’s plan for victory in this EU referendum is relatively simple.  ‘Do you want the status quo or…

Can we really trust the economists on EU immigration?

13 May 2016 10:49

A recent Coffee House blog quite rightly noted that many British people are concerned that high levels of immigration have hurt…

Generation doomerang: moving back in with mum and dad

11 May 2016 10:57

Am I a ‘doomeranger’? If a new survey is to be believed then, yes, that’s exactly what I am. In…

Marathon mortgages you’ll be paying off for life

3 May 2016 9:59

When the baby-boomer generation bought their first homes they were typically in their twenties, took out a 25-year loan, and fully…

What you are telling us about the housing market

27 April 2016 10:35

Every month, some 1,500 households across the country tell us what they think has happened to the value of their…

Your home insurance holds the key to property disputes

8 April 2016 9:20

Rising house prices and a lack of properties has prompted many homeowners to improve rather than move. And who can blame them?…

Housing

Counting the cost of becoming a nation of renters

6 April 2016 10:16

Proof, if proof was needed, earlier this week that property prices in the capital are out of control. Research by Savills…

Housing

More misery for landlords

30 March 2016 10:08

The news for landlords seems to keep getting worse. Following a clampdown on tax relief and a huge hike in…

PMQs sketch: Cameron’s new tactic to steal Corbyn’s mascot

10 February 2016 16:59

Housing is Jeremy Corbyn’s second favourite subject (after drainage lids). Back in the 1970s the grateful proletariat hailed his long…

Labour must make home ownership its priority

4 February 2016 12:03

Housing is now the biggest domestic public policy failure since the Second World War. A broken market that doesn’t meet…

George Osborne has made his own ‘dangerous cocktail’ of economic risk

7 January 2016 12:54

When David Cameron said this week that he is worried his children would not be able to afford to buy…

Why the government is getting involved in commissioning new housing

4 January 2016 12:45

David Cameron’s announcement today that the government will be involved in the direct commissioning of new homes on public land…

David Cameron opens up shared ownership scheme

7 December 2015 9:05

David Cameron is marking his tenth anniversary as Conservative party leader with a speech in the West Midlands today on…

Autumn Statement and Spending Review 2015: what to expect

25 November 2015 9:06

George Osborne will take to the Dispatch Box at 12:30pm today to deliver this year’s Autumn Statement — a mini-budget on the…

Who really won in the battle over right to buy?

7 October 2015 17:44

David Cameron’s key policy theme in his conference speech was housing, and it included the announcement that the government is…

Tim Farron tells Lib Dems to roll up their sleeves and prepare for government

23 September 2015 8:44

The Liberal Democrats’ autumn conference rolls to a close today with Tim Farron’s keynote address. In light of the party’s…

David Cameron’s PMQs answer with £60bn price tag

16 September 2015 14:45

PMQs today was interesting for all sorts of reasons. But one answer to a question which may have a longer-lasting…

No enthusiasm for Corbyn as he addresses Labour MPs

14 September 2015 19:27

Labour MPs are in no mood to fake it. At Jeremy Corbyn’s first meeting with the Parliamentary Labour Party, there…

Is this the sign the government has cracked planning reform?

10 July 2015 15:15

It’s not often good form for a journalist to cut and paste a press release, but the below is, to…

George Osborne’s Macmillan mission starts today

10 July 2015 8:54

Those in favour of more housebuilding in this country like to tell the story of Winston Churchill’s deal with Harold…

Election podcast special: 10 days to go

27 April 2015 12:30

The general election campaign has entered the final stretch and each day between now and polling day, we’ll be producing…

Campaign kick-off: 10 days to go

27 April 2015 9:04

With just under two weeks to go until polling day, the promises, threats and reassurances will kick up a notch…