Property Ladder

Youth Power: The Film Premiere with a Difference. #SwingTheVote

Rae Duke | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Politics
Rae Duke

A wondrous event took place in London town last night. A premiere like no other, vInspired's Swing The Vote set out to reveal what's remained a secret 'til now: exactly what will get the UK's 18-24 year olds to the ballot box next summer.

Britain Needs More Houses, But It Doesn't Need Them Everywhere

Paul Swinney | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Swinney

High house prices are bad for future economic growth of cities such as Oxford because they price people out of the job opportunities that are available within them. This is bad for the individual, bad for businesses in such cities and, as a result, is bad for the economy.

First-Time House Buyers Reaches Five-Year High

PA | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK

First-time home buyer numbers reached a five-year high in 2012, helped by improvements in affordability, a study has found. However, the average ag...

Time to Tackle our Housing Crisis

David Orr | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Politics
David Orr

For people, for neighbourhoods, for the economy, for aspiration, for the strivers and all of those who do the right thing, we must say Yes to homes.

Housing Scheme Launched To Help First Time Buyers

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK

A NewBuy Guarantee scheme designed to help home buyers shut out of the housing market is to be launched on Monday. The scheme is expected to help a...

First Time Buyers Turn To 'Bank Of Granny And Grandpa'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK

Young adults looking to get on the property ladder are turning to the "bank of granny and grandpa" to help them raise a deposit, as the "bank of mum a...

Are We Finally 'At Home' In Our Properties?

Alison Cork | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Cork

Since when did property ownership take the place of working for a living? Why did we allow ourselves to believe that property values could only ever go up, and quickly at that? And have we, in the process, allowed ourselves to lose sight of the real meaning of home?

Study: Young Women Would Rather Buy A House Than Have A Baby

Georgia James | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Almost half of thirtysomething women would prefer to get on the property ladder than have a baby, according to a poll of 2,000 women. The survey, c...

The Property Ladder is Broken

Daniel Wood | Posted 19.09.2011 | UK Politics
Daniel Wood

We have heard the Prime Minister goad the unions, price-up our forests, tinker with our NHS and, more recently, react to the mess of the phone hacking scandal, but we have heard him say next to nothing in regard to the shortage of housing - one of the main concerns facing young people.