Category Politics

London Rents: 4% High And Rising

If rents outside London are high, they’re even higher inside the capital, new Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures reveal today. Private rents in London have risen by 4.1% in the year to September 2015. In contrast, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded a fall of 0.1% in the same period. What does this mean? […]

Zac Goldsmith Named As Conservative Candidate For Mayor

Final Mayoral candidate joins the race.

Should Uber Be Allowed To Compete With Black Cabs?

War between cabbies and private hire company continues unabated.

All Change For Labour Party As Sadiq Khan, Jeremy Corbyn Elected

Landslide victory for Tooting MP in the Mayoral race.

For Sale: Britain’s Most Expensive Council Houses

While I’m not generally in favour of selling off council houses in central London, there are some cases where it’s the more sensible option.

Sweets Way: Housing Campaigners Create ‘People’s Show Home’

Fighting back against London’s regenerations.

Calais Migrant Hysteria Continues

Coming over here, taking our taxis.

Tower Hamlets Labour Calls For Investigation Into Isle Of Dogs Regeneration

So many regenerations of previously council-owned property in London start out claiming to be for the benefit of tenants, but leave them without homes or paying inflated rents.

London 2016 Mayoral Candidates: The List So Far

Tories announce their shortlist of four.

Home Secretary Announces Water Cannon Decision

Authorisation refused for use of water cannon.