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Style – & stereotypes – over substance

BBC 2’s Mind the Gap fails to explain why London’s economic success is more than a feeling by Iona Bain   The BBC is finally catching up with what most of us have already realised – we are living in … Continue reading

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The REAL impact of London’s housing crisis on young workers–and our economy

Young workers could leave London in their droves due to its housing crisis – but this situation might present a silver lining to other regions in the UK iona bain Recently, a Panorama programme and spate of new statistics were … Continue reading

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Warning: new rules from Law Society will make buying and selling properties more costly and troublesome

by Iona Bain Scots buying and selling homes in the future face higher fees and a more tortuous troublesome legal process unless plans by the Law Society of Scotland are withdrawn, experts say. Scots buying and selling homes in the … Continue reading

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Is paying off a mortgage always cheaper than renting?

by Iona Bain Many hardworking young adults feel their choices over housing have been taken away from them, and it’s a status quo that David Cameron is not happy with – at least, in principle. In a speech to his … Continue reading

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British jobs for young British workers? It’s the housing crisis that is holding back our generation

PRET A MANGER HAS ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO TARGET YOUNG BRITS FOR 550 NEWLY CREATED JOBS. BUT WHEN RENTS ARE THIS HIGH AND WAGES ARE THIS LOW, YOUNG BRITISH WORKERS CANNOT COMPETE WITH FOREIGN WORKERS. Are they looking elsewhere? by … Continue reading

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