This briefing highlights the gap in investment that the government needs to fill, and the steps that its proposed taskforce needs to take, if energy efficiency is to play its part in reducing energy demand and lowering energy bills.
A new secretary of state for transport has inherited a bus network in need of a significant intervention to boost passenger numbers after decades of decline. The Department for Transport have...
High standards: Developing a property improvement model for the private rented sector in Greater Manchester
In this report, we have sought to develop a financial model for improving properties in the private rented sector in Greater Manchester.
Summary Politicians and commentators have raised the prospect of freezing or reducing the energy price cap this October to help shield households from the impacts of rising energy costs....
Today the energy regulator Ofgem has revealed the biggest ever rise in energy bills. The change will see the average cost of a household gas and electricity bill rise by £693 to £1,971 with energy...
Moving from our current system of council tax and stamp duty to a proportional property tax would help to share wealth and opportunity fairly.
We set out the case to scrap council tax and stamp duty and replace them with a tax proportional to the value of the property itself.
In its forthcoming heat and buildings strategy the government needs to stump up the cash, set robust standards, support skills development, and communicate, communicate, communicate, if the UK is to be successful on the home front on the climate crisis.
Digital exclusion was a problem long before the Covid-19 pandemic. However, since the pandemic began, there has been increased reliance on access to digital services.
There is huge potential for economic stimulus provided by a programme of housing decarbonisation in the north of England. Healthier homes with lower emissions are crucial to our journey to a net-zero carbon future and for ‘levelling up’ the North’s economy..