Independent: John feels announced plans to scrap STVs are simply a “cosmetic renaming of rip-off default tariffs”

British Gas’ parent company Centrica plans to abolish its most common form of tariff – the standard variable tariff – to see off price caps threatened by the Government. SVTs have come under fire for being a costly alternative if customers do not opt for a specific fixed-term deal. On…

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Could MP’s building “up not out” idea tackle the UK’s housing crisis?

Could building upwards – rather than outwards – solve the UK’s continuing housing crisis? That’s what one group of influential housing associations believes. Writing to the Chancellor Philip Hammond, housing associations G15, Placeshapers, Midland Heart, Orbit, and Place for People stated: “We believe that, “build up not out” has the…

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