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Amazing but true - homes are larger (not smaller) tha...

Amazing but true - homes are larger (not smaller) tha... | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"A housing academic claims that while popular belief has it that homes are getting smaller, the typical living space in England and Wales increased"

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ESRC funds the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence

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Miliband's mansion tax will barely raise a penny, say experts

Miliband's mansion tax will barely raise a penny, say experts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Labour leader believes the levy would bring an extra £1.2billion to the Treasury, but experts believe the money will be wiped out almost immediately.
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The article quotes James Browne, senior research economist, from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Stamp duty 'warping the housing market': As number of homes for sale plummets, experts attack 'vindictive' tax

Stamp duty 'warping the housing market': As number of homes for sale plummets, experts attack 'vindictive' tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The warning came as estate agents painted a bleak picture of a housing market that is being crippled by the lack of homes available to buy.
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This article quotes the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which hosts two ESRC funded centres.


Article dated 18 April 2014.

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Rented homes are desperately needed, so why are landlords demonised?

Rented homes are desperately needed, so why are landlords demonised? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Increasing numbers of people are choosing renting as a lifestyle option, and 80pc of tenants are satisfied with their current landlord. Yet landlords are consistently being demonised by politicians, including now by the Treasury.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Government 'forced to allow green-belt development', warns expert

Government 'forced to allow green-belt development', warns expert | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The government will be “forced” to allow the development of greenbelt land if Britain’s housing crisis is to be tackled, a leading expert warned last night.

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The article quotes the London School of Economics which receives funding from the ESRC

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Ibra Kaba's curator insight, October 5, 2016 6:47 PM

This talks about how people need houses and the government might not have a choice but to do this. It's a big problem but Britain said they won't do anything until after the next election. the government would rather people do shared ownership.