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Stoking the fire of London’s housing market

Stoking the fire of London’s housing market

It almost seems as if the Chancellor doesn’t feel that improving house prices is possible. His range of policies set out in the Budget and Spending Review this year all point to him focussing on using public funds to ‘help’ people buy homes rather than improving market conditions. And, unsurprisingly, the problem is most acute … Continue reading

The London Land Levy – a regional land value tax

The London Land Levy – a regional land value tax

After wasting the opportunity to make transformative change after the financial crash, a perfect storm of high house prices, decentralisation and modernisation is presenting another one. It is forcing us to think about what types of institution we want society to have, how we raise funds for them and who should manage them. And this … Continue reading

Property wealth vs national output

Property wealth vs national output

Avid readers of this blog will have seen my post on property wealth and how London is a world of its own. To follow on from this, let’s look at property wealth in a slightly different way. Let’s take Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea – the two authorities with the highest private property wealth in … Continue reading

London is a different world

London is a different world

The world and his dog are now talking about house prices. There is not a day that goes by without a story about rocketing prices, people being priced out and concerns of a bubble. And rightly so; housing is on the agenda like never before because it is affecting a huge number of people. And … Continue reading