Papers including the Daily Mail cover research from the Halifax showing average house prices are now more than £100,000 even in the cheapest towns in England. The Mail also reports a forecast from the respected Ernst & Young Item Club that interest rates will stay ‘painfully high’ until
Tenants of landlords who bought properties during the buy-to-let boom are losing their homes in growing numbers, as exclusively revealed in the January/February issue of LPW. Now the scale of the crisis is becoming clear as landlords find increasingly difficult to find mortgage payments. Buy-to-let properties are three times
TRUST KEN LOACH to inject a bit of politics into the Cathy Come Home anniversary. Interviewed on the Today Programme this morning, the director took issue with the idea that governments only have limited influence. ‘We’ve chosen to have a market economy that produces homelessness,’ he told John Humphrys.
England is receiving a disproportionately high number of immigrants to the UK a cross party group of MPs has found. Between 1991 and 2014, 2.15 million immigrants arrived in England, compared to 105,000 in Scotland, 56,000 for Wales and 27,000 to Northern Ireland. England’s population could increase by nearly
The government has announced that local councils will be required to meet local targets on child poverty. Under the proposals local authorities will have to set a target for the percentage of children in their area living in low-income families. Other plans to end child poverty by 2020 include
Consumers who switch energy and phone suppliers have been getting a very poor deal since the government abolished price controls, a report by MPs says today. The Commons public accounts committee concludes that a quarter of all people who switched electricity suppliers ended up paying higher bills. The