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When a house is not the aim but the means

When a house is not the aim but the means

Society
The lack of affordable houses in London left many looking for different kinds of accommodation. Living as a guardian seems to be the ideal solution for some noisy (and penniless) musicians. We, millennials, have been accused of not caring enough about the future, that we don’t save for a house, that we should stop eating sandwiches in coffee shops and start saving money now to buy a house in ten years’ time.  But is it crossing anyone’s mind that we live a life that neither consists of saving nor of spending money because we just don’t earn enough? House prices seem to be going down, or at least that is what has been said by property agencies. But, when we talk about finances nothing is really so straightforward and a few words may change the whole story. House prices are not going do
Inflation hike hits youngsters hardest

Inflation hike hits youngsters hardest

News, UK
  It’s one of the most boring words you will hear in the news more often than not and always seems to mean doom and gloom: inflation. In fact, higher inflation directly affects one age group more than any other, the under 30s. The reasons? Wages, rent and zero-hour contracts. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, has announced that inflation rates are set to rise up to 3 per cent, up from August’s 2.9 per cent and the highest since 2012. The increased inflation forecast will inevitably cause interest rates to also rise - which is currently sat at 0.25 per cent. So, what is inflation? Essentially, inflation is where the general cost of living goes up, so your food shop becomes that little bit more pricey and even getting a quick haircut before a night

Dreaming of living in central London? #Goals

Generation Rent
Choosing  a flat to rent in London can be a hassle. Finding a quality apartment can be an even bigger challenge but that's the price we have to pay to live in the cosmopolitan city. Aktolkyn Auyen, Izza Hina and Tsakane Chabane explore the popular areas of Baker Street, Bayswater and Hampstead to help you with your selection.                     Photo Credit: Chris Jones                        Photo Credit: Márcio Cabral de Moura                        Photo Credit: Ewan Munro   Baker Street was laid in the 18th century by William Baker and has always been a high-class area. Bayswater is one of the most cosmopolitan areas, with notable residents like Sting and Keira Knightly. And on Sundays artists and photographers showcase their work on railings beside Kensi
Ben Costachunk: Getting under London’s rent crisis

Ben Costachunk: Getting under London’s rent crisis

Generation Rent
A stop motion exploring the woes of generation rent Words: Desta Wondirad, Ali Mulaga, Asma Qureshi and Lyubomira Ivanova This is the tale of Ben Costachunk. Ben’s family lived in China for 70 years, but the house his grandfather bought was then given back to the government thanks to their housing policy. Hoping to find a better situation in his motherland, he goes back to England. But, like many young, foreign and broke people, Ben finds himself smack dab in the middle of London’s rent crisis. His hardships are many, but familiar to all. While Costachunk’s story may be slightly exaggerated, the issues he faces are more fact that fiction. We won’t spoil the end, but housing is a vicious cycle of problems that doesn’t seem to have an end, and Costchunk is neither the first nor th
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