When you mention the housing crisis, people tend to think of London and of campaign groups like Focus E15.There is good reason for this – the capital has experienced the worst excesses of the housing crisis, and the pushback there has been among the most dynamic in the country. Yet London is not alone in
Success as building frenzy: the Manchester model Someone once told me that for Sir Howard Bernstein, the retiring Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, his measure of success was the number of cranes visible on the city’s skyline. True or not, the anecdote captures something of the official line on the development of Manchester and
Star date: 23rd February 2016 WITH THE SALFORD HOMELESS MURDER MEDIA GONE, IT’S BACK TO THE STREETS “Now I have to go back to my tent…ready for someone to slice it open and grab my bags…it’s horrible…” Luke age 20 Following the murder of homeless lad, Daniel Smith, at the arches in Salford, those sleeping
Richard Murphy is author of the Joy of Tax and a prolific blogger on his site Tax Research UK. In this post he comments on the economic causes of the housing crisis.