Blackstock founder responds to Social Housing Green Paper

Responding to the Social Housing Green Paper, published today, Andrew Teacher, managing director at Blackstock, said:  “What we needed was an overhaul of funding and...

5 Housing Things Hammond Won't Say

We’ve been here a few times before: a chancellor with his face pinned against the wall pushing back with a slurry of promises on housing....

FACT CHECK: Government telling porkies over rates

FACT CHECK: Government telling porkies over rates The Government finally responded to growing anger over its business rates reforms trying to justify them using misleading...

Snoopers’ Charter: Turning coders into coppers isn’t the answer

A plotline in the last season of House of Cards sees the dashing Republican presidential nominee, Will Conway, lambasted for manipulating voters’ internet searches using...

15 things Brexit may mean for property

Blackstock have put out some initial views on what may happen now in the UK real estate market following Brexit. Please contact us for more...

Sadiq shock horror: another housing manifesto from an opportunistic politician

Sadiq Khan’s housing manifesto is the political equivalent of a cover band: it hits all the right notes but with something sadly vapid about its...

While Google and Amazon are given a free pass, small businesses are cornered by HMRC

Last week’s media circus may have shed light on the shady relationship between HMRC and corporate giants such as Google and Amazon, but while big...

If Cameron wanted to fix our housing crisis, he’d get councils building again

David Cameron’s party conference speech will be best remembered for his pledge to turn ‘Generation Rent’ into ‘Generation Buy’. By allowing house builders to offer...

Launderette-to-home conversions won’t wash away the housing crisis

A new housing bill published today will allow developers to convert laundrettes to homes without planning permission. Liverpool, Manchester and Hackney in east London are...

Why Tube saga could be the death rattle for unions as driverless vehicles emerge

This summer London was plagued by strikes on its transport network. These could potentially carry on into the winter as union staff continue to bang...

Why Cameron’s housing ‘crusade’ is more like a paper boat in the bath

The prime minister has promised a crusade to build 200,000 cheap homes before 2020. Here are six reasons why the proposals won’t help. 1. It...

Sadiq Khan’s housing policies would make crisis worse

On Wednesday morning, Labour’s Tooting MP Sadiq Khan kicked off the next stage of the London mayoral race by delivering a speech at the Labour...