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Opinion: Free markets can solve Britain’s housing crisis

Opinion: Free markets can solve Britain’s housing crisis

Sam Ancliff November 26, 2017 0

Free markets mean free people; many times we have heard conservatives say those five words? But regulation always seems to creep into our “free” markets, often for many sensible reasons; protecting the environment, promoting

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The housing crisis is a failure of over-regulation – not capitalism

The housing crisis is a failure of over-regulation – not capitalism

Antony Sammeroff September 24, 2017 0

“I’ve got good news and bad news,” says the politician behind the podium – live on tv – sweat dripping from his brow… “Here’s the bad news – ” A moment of gravity descends

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Brexit gives us a chance to revolutionize housing policy

Brexit gives us a chance to revolutionize housing policy

Alastair Thompson August 12, 2017 0

The housing market is an interesting one, and one which is ailing. For decades now governments have tried to correct this dilemma, and they have failed. The majority of the previous Labour government’s focus

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UK Planning Regulation is Hurting the Poorest

UK Planning Regulation is Hurting the Poorest

Thomas Walker March 1, 2017 0

The state of the housing market in Britain has gone well beyond a joke. Recently it was revealed that there are on average “eleven house-hunters for every home on the market”. House prices have

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It is Time to End the Attack on Buy-to-Let

It is Time to End the Attack on Buy-to-Let

Alexander Fiúza July 22, 2016 0

Over the last year the Cameron government used the tax code to heavily discourage buy-to-let investment, through such means as the 3% surcharge on second homes, the changes to mortgage interest relief and the

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Immigration Needn’t be a Side-Splitting Issue for the Smug Left

Immigration Needn’t be a Side-Splitting Issue for the Smug Left

Joey Simnett August 6, 2015 4

The Labour party is currently going through a substantive re-evaluation of what it stands for, with clashes between Jeremy Corbyn supporters and Blairites increasingly prevalent. However in order to fix Labour’s reputation in areas

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A rise in the Minimum Wage is an easy sale, but it won’t fix the “cost of living crisis”.

A rise in the Minimum Wage is an easy sale, but it won’t fix the “cost of living crisis”.

Alex MacDonald May 23, 2014 3

  Calls from Ed Miliband to raise the minimum wage have united all of the major parties on a traditionally contentious topic. The exact increase remains to be seen, but whatever the amount, we

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Hurry Up And Die: We Need An Upper Age Limit

Hurry Up And Die: We Need An Upper Age Limit

Lee Jenkins March 28, 2013 6

Too many old people are being supported by too few young people and its getting worse. It’s unsustainable. We need to think the unthinkable   Like many Asian cultures, the Japanese  view their elderly

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