2014, Labour’s year of…helping an ageing population

Nic Dakin MP

The biggest challenges to policy makers are always the ones caused by what’s happening in the real world – changes in human behaviour, the environment or from technological change.  Politicians are forever tempted to appear energetic and effective by announcing changes in structures – moving the deckchairs rather than tackling the problem. There are some…


Should we make landlords let to tenants on benefits?

Jon Primett

It was quite astounding to see Eric Pickles stand up in parliament during prime minister’s questions yesterday and claim that landlords and letting agents do not advertise for non-DSS tenants. Were Mr Pickles to open his eyes he would see property advertisements and landlords clearly stating “No DSS” in their advertisements. Once again, we are…

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