Posts tagged "squeezed middle"

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Martha Mackenzie
 
I’m the Stakeholder Relations Assistant at Shelter, I joined the Public Affairs team in July 2012. I have been working on a wide range of projects, most notably engaging with local authorities through our rogue landlords campaign. In my spare time I’m studying for a MA in legal and political theory. When not chained to a desk I can usually be found running or cycling around London.

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By Martha Mackenzie

A mixed bag

David Cameron opened his Conservative Party Conference speech with the promise of home ownership. “This week in Manchester we’ve shown this Party is on the side of hardworking people. Helping young people buy their own home.” The rhetoric is right. … Continue reading

Robbie de Santos
 
I am a Policy Officer at Shelter and spend a lot of time thinking about the future of private renting and the changing demographics of the sector. When I’m not thinking about housing I’ll likely be cycling around London, in the kitchen cooking up some kind of feast, or writing about it on my food blog.

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By Robbie de Santos

Shared ownership: has potential, needs reform

Two weeks ago Shelter launched its call for a bigger, better shared ownership market for low to middle income families. In our report, Homes for forgotten families, we found that 1.8 million families typically earning £20,000 – £40,000 were unable … Continue reading

Steve Akehurst
 
I’m a Public Affairs Officer at Shelter, and work on getting affordable housing up the political agenda. I’m particularly interested in how housing relates to living standards in the UK. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, writing and putting in painfully mediocre 5-a-side performances.

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By Steve Akehurst

Guest blog: Housing at highest level of voter concern in 5 years

We’ve been saying for a while now that housing is bubbling up as a key issue for voters, and that England’s housing shortage is now a crisis affecting broad swathes of the voting population. Shelter’s report Homes for forgotten families … Continue reading

Robbie de Santos
 
I am a Policy Officer at Shelter and spend a lot of time thinking about the future of private renting and the changing demographics of the sector. When I’m not thinking about housing I’ll likely be cycling around London, in the kitchen cooking up some kind of feast, or writing about it on my food blog.

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By Robbie de Santos

Low to middle income families need bigger, better shared ownership

Buying a family home used to be an affordable, achievable aspiration for many low and middle income families, those typically earning between £20-40,000. But not anymore. That’s the finding in Shelter’s new report on how low to middle income families … Continue reading

Joe Sarling
 
I am the Senior Economic Analyst ensuring the economic case is made for greater house building and better quality homes. Professionally, I am interested in finding practical solutions to increase housing supply, how to leverage private investment and the de-centralisation of local government finance. In my spare time, you’ll find me out on my road or time trial bike in the ever increasing futility of finding extra speed!

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By Joe Sarling

Policy merry-go-round on either side of the Atlantic

Last week, we saw on either side of the Atlantic two starkly contrasting responses to post-credit crunch financial policy. In the US, President Obama firmly rejected the politics of old. Never again would the US taxpayer be first be in … Continue reading

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