Leasehold
Housing and Property Mortgages

Leaseholds reforms aim to simplify much-criticised laws

Reforms to make the process of purchasing or extending a leasehold on a property “easier, cheaper and quicker” have been unveiled by the Law Commission as part of a government-commissioned review. The plans strengthen the rights of leaseholders seeking to buy their freehold or extend their lease, potentially saving them time and money. A unified […]

Property
Property

Is property still a good investment?

For those considering whether now is the moment to buy, these are disorienting times. When Kate Faulkner recently looked for a home in the city of Peterborough — a growing location for London commuters — she found comparable properties within one square mile whose prices were going up, down or were completely flat. “There are […]

Workers Wages Are Low
Wages

Wage Councils could address endemic pay inequality in the UK economy

The UK has an endemic low-pay culture. A new report backed by business leaders and the Archbishop of Canterbury says Britain’s economic model is “broken” and produces widespread inequality. Around 8m people in poverty now live in working households. Many workers are trapped in low-skilled, precarious jobs, with poor wages and working conditions. “Precarious work” […]