Ed Miliband’s proposal to raise £1.2 billion by levying a ‘mansion tax’ on properties worth in excess of £2 million provides no solution to the unresolved issue of property taxation
The UK population, like in many countries, is ageing – with wide consequences for society and the economy. Almost one fifth of elderly households live in social housing. By Professor Colin Jones
Tony Pidgley, Chairman of The Berkeley Group Plc, was awarded a Doctorate of the University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to house building, and achievements in sustainable urban development.
Can you imagine selling your home for a price that is dependent on how energy efficient it is? That is a possible future in store for Scotland under the new Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT), being discussed this Wednesday (5th June, 2013) at the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee.
Rising house prices are not just a kind of “free money” or an alternative pension, Professor Chris Leishman warns. As Britain’s housing crisis continues to deepen due to increasingly scarce and expensive housing, he has embarked on a new research project that aims to find a way to reform property taxation fairly, and help to stabilise house prices.
Mark Stephens, Professor of Public Policy at IHURER, describes how he first became interested in the post-communist transformation of housing systems in Central and Eastern Europe. Growing up during the cold war, “Eastern Europe,” as it was then known, was something of a mystery. In an era when travel was far less affordable than it […]