Private Rented Sector ‘Policy Review’ document launched by Labour

Labour launch a Private Rented Sector 'Policy Review' document

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A new document from the Labour party sets out new thinking from Labour’s Policy Review on giving stability and financial certainty to those living within the Private Rented Sector. These proposals would give renters the opportunity to access longer term tenancies linked to predictable rents.

Labour’s Policy Review is meant to develop “new thinking to create a housing market that
works for all.” They have attempted to consider the role of the Private Rented Sector (PRS)
and how we support the growing numbers of renters and families living in privatelyrented accommodation.

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Private Rented Sector Larger Than Thought

Stats WatchOn Tuesday 5 July, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published new estimates of the size of the Private Rented Sector and Owner Occupied tenures in England.  It results from DCLG implementing an improved methodology, recommended by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Read more of this post

The Greenwich Peninsula: Charting 15 Years of Change

Nick Raynsford MP

My daily journey to and from work takes me through North Greenwich Station.  It is a hive of activity at most times of the day and evening.  Eight different bus routes as well as the Jubilee line meet at North Greenwich, serving tens of thousands of commuters travelling to and from Greenwich as well as similar numbers attending a variety of events at the O2.  Indeed North Greenwich is often at its busiest late in the evening as up to 20,000 people emerge from a concert or spectacular show there.  Over the coming year it will get busier still as Ravensbourne College opens its new premises and the new office buildings at the tip of the Greenwich Peninsula attract more occupants.  The long-overdue upgrade of the Jubilee line will be essential to provide the extra transport capacity necessary to meet the demand.  Yet 15 years ago this site was an empty, weed-infested, foully polluted industrial wasteland.  No-one came to North Greenwich to work, to travel or to enjoy a concert.  No buses or underground service served the site.  It was in every sense of the word, abandoned.

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