Labour drops its much-derided private tenant ‘right to buy’ policy

first_imgLabour has ditched its key private rented sector manifesto policy for the general election.Andrew Fisher, its key manifesto architect, has decided that giving private tenants the ‘right to buy’ their rented properties would be unworkable, the FT has revealed.The policy, which was announced back in September during a newspaper interview with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, will now no longer feature in the party’s manifesto, which is due to be published any day now.Labour planned to set a below market value or ‘fair price’ for a property, he said during the interview.“You’d want to establish what is a reasonable price, you can establish that and then that becomes the right to buy,” he said. “You (the government) set the criteria. I don’t think it’s complicated.”But the policy did turn out to have complications; advisors have since pointed out that each ‘fair price’ was likely to be challenged in the courts by landlords  whose properties were in negative equity.Radical policiesLabour’s manifesto is one of its most radical in living memory and has been designed to move the agenda away from the Brexit debate, where the party is hugely exposed by its backing for a second referendum.Property industry policies that are expected to be in the manifesto include nationalising parts of the block management sector, the compulsory purchase of long-term empty private homes, replacing Stamp Duty and making landlords, not tenants, pay council tax.The manifesto will also include the nationalisation of several industries including water companies, the railways, Royal Mail, National Grid and the broadband network.Also, zero-hour working contracts are the be outlawed and free NHS dental check-ups and free travel for under-21-year-olds introduced. The policies would require an additional £400 billion of state borrowing.   November 18, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Labour drops its much-derided private tenant ‘right to buy’ policy previous nextHousing MarketLabour drops its much-derided private tenant ‘right to buy’ policyAfter being announced two months ago by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, the party’s policy makers realised it would be unworkable.Nigel Lewis18th November 201905,227 Viewslast_img read more

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Members of The Allman Brothers Band Return To The Road As Les Brers [HD Videos]

first_imgWhile no one could have ever been prepared to say goodbye, the Allman Brothers Band officially closed their doors in October of 2014. It was difficult for everyone, including the members of the band, to call it the “end.” While virtually every member of the band is still touring in some capacity, the seven members have yet to share the same stage since.At the 2015 Peach Music Festival, Butch Trucks & Friends were billed to play. He put together several members of the Allmans and some other all-star musicians who had relationships with the band for one mind-blowing set, that had everyone walking away in pure disbelief. The energy on that stage was unlike anything the ABB had experienced in years, and according to Butch, it felt much like the earlier days of the NOLA Warehouse back when Duane Allman was alive.Now officially called Les Brers, original drummers Butch and Jaimoe are fully committed to bringing their energetically-charged band on the road, after their successful return to the Peach and headlining slot at Wanee Music Festival. The band is complete with ABB’s latest rhythm section, including bassist Oteil Burbridge and percussionist Marc Quinones. Before them, stand guitar master Jack Pearson, who played with the Allmans from 1997-99, his guitar mate Pat Bergeson, along with longtime collaborator Bruce Katz on keys, and Lamar Williams, Jr., son of bassist Lamar Williams who played with ABB from 1972-76, belting the vocals. The show is a complete force that you wouldn’t believe unless you saw it for yourself.With the first leg of their tour almost over, it’s worth looking back on some spectacular moments shared by these eight members. Between the Allman Brothers originals and some traditionally-covered classics, the ABB blood runs thick. Thanks to these dedicated fans, we can relive some of the glory:Mountain Jam @ House of Blues Boston 9/9/16, via YouTube user suseaBlue Sky @ House of Blues Boston 9/9/16, via YouTube user suseaPlease Call Home @ House of Blues Boston 9/9/16, via YouTube user suseaHold What You Got @ House of Blues Boston 9/9/16, via YouTube user suseaDimples @ House of Blues Boston 9/9/16, via YouTube user suseaJust An Expression @ House of Blues Boston 9/9/16, via YouTube user suseaI Can Fix It @ House of Blues Boston 9/9/16, via YouTube user suseaWhipping Post @ Hampton Beach Casino 9/8/16 via YouTube User Paul DesnoyersAin’t Wastin’ Time No More @ Hampton Beach Casino 9/8/16 via YouTube User Paul DesnoyersJessica @ The Ridgefield Playhouse 9/7/16 via YouTube user DiablagatoTonight, Les Brers will bring their September run to a close at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland, Vermont. They’ll return to the road in October for five dates. You can also catch bassist Oteil Burbridge performing at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive festival, as part of All Brothers Band and the Earth Wind & Power tribute set. More information can be found here.Les Brers 2016 Tour:10 SEP PARAMOUNT THEATRE, RUTLAND, VT12 OCT BROOKLYN BOWL, BROOKLYN, NY13 OCT WELLMONT THEATRE, MONTCLAIR, NJ14 OCT FILLMORE PHILADELPHIA15 OCT CHAMELEON CLUB, LANCASTER, PA16 OCT NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY, WESTBURY, NY[photos via @maudcabot]last_img read more

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Wednesday February 27th Local Sports

first_img== 2A quarterfinals Tuesday and WednesdayGrundy Center 49, Unity Christian Orange City 45Cascade 52, Dike-New Hartford 4310:00 AM — Central Decatur (22-0) vs. Aplington-Parkersburg (23-2)11:45 AM — Treynor (23-1) vs. North Linn (21-1) TODAY:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — 1A girls state quarterfinal — West Hancock vs. North Mahaska — pre-game 4:45, tipoff 5:00 COLUMBUS, OHIO — Freshman Justin Ahrens had a career-high 29 points as Ohio State clobbered the 22nd ranked Iowa Hawkeyes 90-70. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.The Buckeyes broke the game open with eight three pointers in the second half and also outrebounded the Hawkeyes 36-26.McCaffery was not happy with the physical nature of the game and even got a late technical foul after the outcome was no longer in doubt.The Hawkeyes fall to 10-7 in the Big Ten. MASON CITY — Clear Lake punched their ticket to the boys state basketball tournament for the first time since 1979 as the top-ranked Lions beat Charles City 63-53 in the 3A boys substate championship game held at Mason City High School last night, as you heard on KRIB. The Lions were down 26-22 at the half, but freshman Carson Toebe led the way for Clear Lake, scoring 22 of his 24 points in the second half, including six straight three-pointers. Clear Lake coach Jeremey Ainley says he was proud of his team’s second-half effort.Ainley says Toebe has grown as a player since his first game of the year.Toebe says while he’s struggled the last few weeks, he knew he needed to make a better effort in the second half.Drew Enke also had 15 for Clear Lake, as the Lions improve to 23-0 on the season. They’ll wait for this morning’s seeding meeting to see when they’ll play next Tuesday in the 3A state quarterfinals at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Jackson Molstead led Charles City with 19 points, as the Comets end their season with a 14-8 record. DES MOINES — West Hancock plays in the 1A state quarterfinals later today against North Mahaska. The Eagles are 23-1 and easily advanced to the state tournament with a 76-44 win over Kingsley-Pierson last week. Sophomore Rachel Leerar leads West Hancock, averaging 21 points per game, while Amanda Chizek is the leading rebounder and scores just under 13 points per contest. North Mahaska comes in with a 15-4 record, led by junior Kassidi Steel, who averages 16 points per contest. You can hear the West Hancock-North Mahaska game on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting with the pre-game at about 4:45 this afternoon, with tipoff scheduled for 5 o’clock.== other 1A quarterfinals1:30 — Newell-Fonda (24-0) vs. Springville (16-9)3:15 — Clarskville (20-2) vs. Bellevue Marquette (21-2)6:45 — Montezuma (21-2) vs. CAM (21-2) LUBBOCK — Bill Fennelly’s 500th victory at Iowa State was a memorable one. Bridget Carleton’s basket with three seconds remaining capped a furious rally as the Cyclones won at Texas Tech 64-62.The Cyclones finished the game on a 9-0 run as they improve to 11-5 in the Big-12.Carleton finished with 27 points, all of them in the second half.Iowa State travels to Texas on Saturday. DES MOINES — The Mason City High girls are into the Class 4A state semifinals after a 55-49 win over Waverly-Shell Rock on Tuesday afternoon in the state quarterfinal round, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Mason City had previously beaten the Go-Hawks 70-43 back on November 20th, but coach Curt Klaahsen says they were able to get through yesterday’s quarterfinal and move onto the 4A final four.The Mohawks were 20-46 from the field, only going 5-of-21 from three-point range, but Klaahsen expects his team will rebound from a tough shooting performance in the semifinals.Megan Meyer led the way with 21 points but credits her teammates for playing together.Freshman Jada Williams came off the bench to score six points, grab seven rebounds, hand out four assists as well as have four steals and two blocked shots.Mason City will face top-seed Marion on Thursday at 5 o’clock in a game you’ll hear on KGLO. Marion downed Cedar Rapids Xavier 70-35 in the first 4A quarterfinal of the day. == 3A quarterfinal TuesdayCenter Point-Ubana 67, West Marshall 31 == other 4A quarterfinals TuesdayNorth Scott 56, Denison-Schleswig 37Sioux City Bishop Heelan 55, Grinnell 46last_img read more

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