2021-10-21T00:00:00+01:00By Alastair Stewart
Are you, like me and most Brits, trying to do your bit to save the planet, but totally hacked off by the nihilistic tactics of Insulate Britain? Can I suggest a way to stop the lunatics from gluing themselves to the M25: next time they pounce, turn the heating up ...
2021-10-21T00:00:00+01:00By Robert Whitton
We’ve had an abundance of fuel for so many decades. Suddenly there are energy problems that have affected the whole of the UK in recent weeks. We have frantically had to queue for petrol for our cars, and numerous energy companies have gone bust due to soaring wholesale prices.
2021-10-21T00:00:00+01:00By Andrew Coombs
In a Financial Times opinion piece earlier this month headlined ‘Why Germany is the West’s sanest country’, columnist Gideon Rachman wrote: “The recent German election and its aftermath underline the point; it was a close contest, but the losers accepted the results gracefully. No one tried to claim that the ...
2021-10-21T00:00:00+01:00By Emma Whitby-Smith
It’s amazing that it only became illegal to discriminate against people identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual in the workplace in 2003. The property industry’s own landmark moment came in 2011, when Freehold was launched as a networking forum for UK real estate LGBTQI+ professionals.
2021-10-21T00:00:00+01:00By Nick Cuff
The key priority for this government seems to be widening home ownership and the property world now has a new tenure to grapple with following the introduction of First Homes.
2021-10-21T15:19:00+01:00By Lawrence Turner
On 12 October, the government announced that approximately £58m of the Brownfield Land Release Fund has been allocated to local authorities to deliver housing on underutilised public sector land.
2021-10-21T15:15:00+01:00By John Webber
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has alluded that he might not give a comprehensive response to the consultation on business rates reform when he gives his Budget next Wednesday, but might “tinker with the system” – on the grounds that he has not yet had time to give the question proper consideration.
2021-10-19T11:28:00+01:00By Jessica Pilz
If there was ever any doubt as to the devastating realities of our climate crisis, the IPCC’s recent report highlighting the current state of the climate should confirm otherwise.
2021-10-18T00:00:00+01:00By Emma Whitby-Smith
It is amazing that it only became illegal to discriminate against people identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual in the workplace in 2003. Until Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations became law in the UK, you could effectively be sacked for being gay, while trans people did not receive protection until ...
2021-10-14T00:00:00+01:00By Richard Simpson
Menopause Awareness Day (18 October) focuses on a topic that until very recently would have caused no discussion among senior leaders in the property industry, and if it had it probably would have been the subject of a poor joke. That is the reality of the way our industry was ...
2021-10-14T00:00:00+01:00By Martha Grekos
Cities should work for everyone. A good place to live, work and spend time where the essentials of daily life are within a 15-minute walk or cycle ride rather than a drive away: that’s the fundamental principle of the 15-minute city.