Tag Archives: Housing costs

Negotiating expenses for working in London (a guide for non-Londoners)

If (for example) you are based in Glasgow but you are asked to spend time working in London, what % uplift should you ask employers for when negotiating expenses? There’s a website called Numbeo that tracks and compares the cost … Continue reading

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Housing issues – where to get help

This is the best round-up of help available to people with housing issues that I’ve found recently….

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Housing costs may not stop their current sharp rise

Anyone hoping that the housing market will calm down once the current Stamp Duty holiday fully comes to an end on October 31st may be in for a disappointment. Estate Agents are reporting no obvious market correction in house prices. … Continue reading

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Self-employed difficulties with tenancies.

In some cases, the self-employed are finding it almost impossible to find tenancies because of fears over irregular incomes, reports The Times [£].

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Is “Supply supply supply” not the housing policy fix people think it is?

With property prices being one of the biggest drivers of inequality, this thread (lots of tweets, lots of arguments) challenges idea that we just need to build more homes. Why SupplySupplySupply won’t solve the #housing affordability problem #1 ‘we are … Continue reading

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