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Decline in home ownership and rise of renting needs a big change in government thinking says new report

Smith Institute - the end of the affiar

I have recently come across an interesting report, published by the Smith Institute called ‘The end of the affair – implications of declining home ownership’, written by Andrew Heywood. The report considers what seems to be a permanent trend – the decline in home ownership in this country.  Together with the worrying fact that this…

Court websites – more confusing changes

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Some time ago I did a post about the withdrawal of up to date information and guidance from the CLG website. I now find that they have messed around with the Court Service website.  I know it is as a result of administrative changes but it is really annoying. The Court Service website was very…

Housing law reform and legal aid

Its always the tenants who suffer

There have been a lot of announcements recently from the government about housing law reform, and what they intend to do in the private rented sector.   Whether any of these proposals will actually come to pass is not certain.  However I (along with many others) am concerned about the approach taken by this government, both…

Revolving door for housing ministers

Did you know that the new housing minister is the ninth since labour came to power in 1997? They are: 1997 – Hilary Armstrong 1999 – Nick Raynsford 2001 – Lorde Falconer 2002 – Lord Rooker 2003 – Keith Hill 2005 – Yvette Cooper 2006 – Ruth Kelly 2007 – Hazel Blears 2008 – Caroline…



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