Today’s excellent news of two successful appeals against the Spare Room Subsidy (aka The Bedroom Tax) is welcome. The legislation should have excluded ‘carers’ from the start, and especially property modified to alleviate disability, and should not be implemented at all in situations where no properties exist to down size to. Continue reading
A few thoughts on the housing crisis which is reaching crisis point in much of London and the South East, with those even on good incomes unable to find a home, and facing displacement to areas far away from family and friends.
We all know someone in that situation. Continue reading
Recent headlining of Brighton rents rising by 18% in a year prompt this anecdotal and very rambling piece stretching back 37 years to the Spring of 1979.
I arrived in Brighton in early 1979 after one of my trips, penniless, and took up residence under the West Pier for 8 months. Continue reading