Landing in the right place.

For far too long, we have built too few homes at a price which people can afford. As a result, homelessness, hidden homelessness, over-crowding, families and individuals occupying unsatisfactory housing or living in insecure tenancies have all increased. It has a massive impact on employment, on schooling, on social care and on the housing benefitsContinue reading “Landing in the right place.”

Cyber shambles

Whenever a Minister in the current government states that a particular issue is a top priority and that the government is leading the way, you can almost guarantee that the opposite is the case. Despite the occasional highly-publicised success in tackling cyber-crime, the harsh reality is that the vast majority of such crimes are notContinue reading “Cyber shambles”

Knotty issues

In the mid-nineteenth century, some horticulturalists thought that Fallopia Japonica, a fast-growing plant with bamboo-like stems, would be an excellent ornamental plant in parks and large gardens. Since then, millions of households have discovered that Japanese Knotweed (JK) is one of the most problematic plant species in the UK. It has been estimated that 1-2% of all residentialContinue reading “Knotty issues”