Allister Hayman's articles

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    Perspectives introduction - Winter 2016


    When talk turns to the sharing economy, most people think of Zipcar, Uber, Airbnb or some other hip new digital services. But is that really the limit of what the concept entails?

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    Mere tinkering won’t solve the housing crisis


    Can we stop referring to the housing crisis as a ‘crisis’? Clearly, the country suffers from a severe shortfall of new housing and prices continue to spiral upwards, becoming ever further out of reach of first-time buyers. But a crisis? I don’t think so.

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    Call for councils to be given 'whip hand' over building


    Local councils should be given powers to set the rate at which developers build out residential schemes as part of a wider push to tackle the housing shortage, according to a report by thinktank Civitas.

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    It’s the end of the world as we know it...


    America likes to do things bigger and better than everyone else - and so it goes with political shocks. Donald Trump’s victory this week makes the UK’s vote to leave the EU look like a little local difficulty in Europe’s backyard. Trump promised “Brexit plus plus plus” and he delivered. ...

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    Housebuilders rally after Brexit vote but clouds loom


    Housebuilders’ shares took a battering on the markets following the EU referendum, with the sector tanking 36% in value in two days’ trading, but shares have since rallied following a series of positive trading updates and signs the government is prepared to boost housebuilding.

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    Property fired up over #ratesdebate


    With the government pressing ahead with a major shake-up of the business rates system alongside a long overdue revaluation, @PropertyWeek and @BNPPRE_UK (BNP ParibasReal Estate) hosted a Twitter debate to gauge the industry’s reaction.

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    Mayor must note business fears over London resi costs


    The high cost of housing in London risks harming the capital’s economy and inhibiting its ability to compete with other global cities, according to a survey of London businesses.

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    RESI: is modular ready to go mainstream?


    It has been a big year for modular housing. So often pitched as a solution to the UK’s housing crisis, offsite construction has long failed to live up to the hype.

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    Crewe comes top in Hot Housing Index 2016


    Crewe has emerged as the top place to live in the UK, edging out North West neighbours Chester and Stockport, according to Property Week’s latest Hot Housing Index.

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    Need to know: five things to keep an eye on this autumn


    It has been a tumultuous summer - yet some things have remained stubbornly the same: the latest official housebuilding figures showed 144,280 homes were started in the 12 months to June, still significantly down on the circa 250,000 a year most experts think are needed to meet demand.