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Philip Hammond's autumn statement – video highlights

Philip Hammond's autumn statement – video highlights

Philip Hammond gives his autumn statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Key points include lower growth forecasts, a £23bn national productivity investment fund, a housing white paper and the
Housing white paper raises more questions than answers | Letters

Housing white paper raises more questions than answers | Letters

Your article on the government’s housing white paper (English housing market ‘broken’, Javid admits at launch of white paper, 8 February) highlights many of the issues and hurdles we must overcome if
Yes, house prices are falling: but they probably won’t fall quickly

Yes, house prices are falling: but they probably won’t fall quickly

The news that the property market is going down has cheered many: but cheap credit and huge pent-up demand is likely to cushion the declineThere is a small but vibrant web forum,
Average UK rents fall for first time in more than seven years

Average UK rents fall for first time in more than seven years

London sees biggest drop, as property prices also slide for third month in a rowAverage UK rents have fallen for the first time in more than seven years, with London seeing the biggest decline,
Six vital questions that must be answered about Grenfell Tower | Poppy Noor

Six vital questions that must be answered about Grenfell Tower | Poppy Noor

What role did deregulation, regeneration, inadequate legislation and cuts play in this tragedy? Is Gavin Barwell’s position tenable? • London fire – latest developmentsAt present there are fears
Top 1% of households in UK fully recovered from financial crisis

Top 1% of households in UK fully recovered from financial crisis

Rest of British population, especially young and those renting homes, still struggling, says Resolution FoundationThe contrasting fortunes of rich and poor in the decade since the start of the
Finding solutions to the UK’s housing crisis | Letters

Finding solutions to the UK’s housing crisis | Letters

Readers respond to Britain’s chronic shortage of affordable housing with solutions of their ownLarry Elliott suggests five steps to fix the housing market (Britain’s broken housing market – and how to
UK interest rate rise would not hit house prices, says Moody's

UK interest rate rise would not hit house prices, says Moody's

Ratings agency says property market is resilient despite Brexit uncertainty – but outlook for buy-to-let has got worseThe UK’s property market will take this week’s expected rise in interest rates in
Generation rent: why I’ll never live in a microapartment

Generation rent: why I’ll never live in a microapartment

Owning a London studio is a fantasy, but that won’t stop me fawning over a microapartment“I’m a grown woman. I don’t have to justify how often I want to clean my sheets to anyone, do I?”“I’m sorry,
Man found living in 'coffin-like' cupboard in east London

Man found living in 'coffin-like' cupboard in east London

Inspectors believe man was paying £250 a month to rent space under stairs with no ventilation and room for only a mattressHousing inspectors discovered a man living in “coffin-like” conditions in a
Rent should count towards credit ratings | Letters

Rent should count towards credit ratings | Letters

How many people realise that their rental payment history could help them access more affordable credit, asks the Big Issue founder John BirdBrightHouse say they offer choice to those excluded from
'No coloureds' landlord taken to court by UK equality watchdog

'No coloureds' landlord taken to court by UK equality watchdog

Buy-to-let mogul Fergus Wilson told agent to ban ‘coloured’ tenants because they left curry smells in his properties The UK equality watchdog is seeking an injuction against buy-to-let mogul Fergus
The tenants fees bill doesn’t go far enough | Letters

The tenants fees bill doesn’t go far enough | Letters

Britain needs longer tenancies and caps on rent increases, writes Tom Copley, Labour’s London assembly housing spokespersonAs recently as 2015 the government strongly opposed banning lettings agency
Generation rent: why I’ll never live in a penthouse free of mice

Generation rent: why I’ll never live in a penthouse free of mice

Now, there are many animals living in my flat – mice. They scratch around in the walls, keeping us awakeThey say there’s a fine line between love and hate. There’s only a single letter between a pet
Should I rent a room to work in London but live in the south-west?

Should I rent a room to work in London but live in the south-west?

I’m not sure if renting a room Monday-Friday will work at the age of 46 Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best
Generation rent: why I’ll never live in a mansion with a kitchen swimming pool

Generation rent: why I’ll never live in a mansion with a kitchen swimming pool

Attracting a great flatmate would be much easier with a house like thisFlatmates are a wonderful thing. Find the right ones and you can have a friend, or proxy family, for life – there to share costs
Landlady left with £9,500 rent arrears by tenant on universal credit

Landlady left with £9,500 rent arrears by tenant on universal credit

Property owner says she will not rent to recipients again – as fears rise more will follow suit A Croydon-based landlady has vowed never again to let her property “to anyone on universal credit” after
One in seven councillors in English rental hotspots are landlords

One in seven councillors in English rental hotspots are landlords

Findings raise questions over whether dual role makes councils less inclined to regulate standards in private rental sectorHundreds of local councillors in England’s rental hotspots are landlords or
What England needs is more affordable houses, not universal credit | Peter Hetherington

What England needs is more affordable houses, not universal credit | Peter Hetherington

The botched rollout of universal credit has led to £1.3m in council rental arrears in Newcastle, the city where I, Daniel Blake was set. Ministers are making the housing crisis worseAcross the road
Generation rent: why I’ll never live on Britain’s (third) most expensive street

Generation rent: why I’ll never live on Britain’s (third) most expensive street

My worst nightmare is coming true: the neighbourhood is gentrifyingI come home to find a parcel on the kitchen table wrapped in parchment. “There goes the neighbourhood,” I mutter to myself, knowing