‘If there’s not enough housing, prices go up to a point where some people literally cannot afford the rent or mortgage.’
Editor's Pick Archives - NewStart
Yet market towns across the country have also seen a sharp rise in homelessness. But why has the safety net been removed in these places and what is being done to help?
For the last 20 years, homeless people in Leeds have been transforming derelict properties with Canopy Housing – and the best part is they get to live in them after.
Amazon are once again the enfant terrible of retail after they were recently forced to reveal they paid just 0.7% in business rates (£63.4m) following sales of £8.8bn in 2018.
Since 2010, around one in five public swimming pools in the UK have closed their doors for good, not to be replaced by a new facility.
‘It remains uncertain whether this megaproject will benefit existing communities, or write them off as collateral damage.’
From Shropshire to Somerset, councils up and down the country have spent tens of millions of taxpayer’s money purchasing shopping centres.
NewStart visited the Castle Vale estate in Birmingham to learn about their community revolution, which saw residents take control of the library and swimming pool from the city council.
It’s a problem plaguing rural communities and often exposing the less affluent to economic burdens.
In all but five local authorities in England and Wales, total retail floorspace shrank – in more than two-thirds of local authorities, floorspace shrank by over 20%.