Plans to ban leaseholds on new-build houses

“Unfair charges” levied on buyers of new-build houses could be banned in England under a proposed crackdown, reports The BBC. Leaseholds on new-build houses would be outlawed, while ground rents could be dramatically reduced, under government plans subject to public consultation. Ground rents can double every decade, crippling home owners and in some cases making […]


Uber and Deliveroo chiefs face new grilling by MPs

Head of Commons business committee Rachel Reeves aims to question courier executives and their workers on the gig economy. Uber and Deliveroo and other representatives of the “gig economy” face fresh inquiries by British MPs, which will involve their senior executives being grilled by a parliamentary committee over the companies’ working conditions, reports The Guardian. Rachel Reeves, […]