Published: 7th Jul 2016

The UK has voted to leave the EU. The Shared Assets office, along with the rest of the country, is trying to digest the implications. Whichever way you voted, one thing is clear: many people in this country feel the current system isn’t working for them. And in many ways, they’re right. The hollowing out of ex-industrial towns, the collapse of rural and coastal economies and relentlessly rising rents and property prices are all real issues that result in poverty, inequality, dislocation and increasing divisions between rural and urban, north and south, settled and recently arrived. At Shared Assets we believe that the ways we currently use, govern and manage land and natural resources are key elements in that broken system, creating benefits for the few while ignoring the needs of the many. We have been dismayed that the campaign focused on exploiting and widening those divisions rather than debating … (To read the full article, subscribe below)