Second homes

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Second-home owners are decimating Cornish villages – that’s Bait’s message | Letters
Letters: Jane Sutherland on Mark Jenkin’s film and local people being priced out of the housing market in Cornwall

18, Jan, 2023 @5:42 PM

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Gwynedd raises council tax premium on second homes to 150%
Councillors to use extra £3m expected to be raised by the move to tackle area’s ‘immoral’ homelessness crisis

Steven Morris

01, Dec, 2022 @6:09 PM

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‘People are living in vans’: Porthmadog considers vexed issue of second homes
As final vote on raising council tax to tackle homelessness looms, some worry tourism will be affected if people sell up

Steven Morris

25, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Second-home owners in Gwynedd face 150% council tax premium
‘Immoral’ that one in 10 properties in area is a second home while homelessness has increased by 47%, say councillors

Steven Morris

22, Nov, 2022 @4:37 PM

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Council tax premium won’t tackle the blight of holiday lets | Letters
Letters: James Gallagher on North Yorkshire county council’s decision to double the council tax levied on second homes

21, Nov, 2022 @5:17 PM

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North Yorkshire to tackle rise in second homes with council tax premium
Seaside towns of Scarborough and Whitby will be among first in England to double tax under levelling up bill

Josh Halliday and Steven Morris

16, Nov, 2022 @3:24 PM

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Second homes and Brexit pushing Welsh language to ‘tipping point’
Chair of commission looking at future of Welsh language fears anglicisation could put it out of community use

Steven Morris

08, Nov, 2022 @11:00 PM

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‘It’s about keeping places alive’: Wales’s radical second-homes policy
Measures aim to preserve communities and keep more homes available for locals but critics say they are ‘anti-tourist’

Steven Morris

01, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Second homeowners in Cornwall urged to donate £400 energy rebate
Donate the Rebate organisers say £5.4m could be redistributed from ‘uber-rich’ to people in need

Steven Morris

26, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Landlords evicting tenants for Airbnb and holiday lets, report finds
Rachael Maskell, the York Central MP, has proposed a bill to tackle shortage of private rental housing

Robyn Vinter

31, Jul, 2022 @4:27 PM

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Now Whitby, too, is finding out what happens when tourism takes over | Alex Niven
As in Devon and Cornwall, Whitby’s rise in second homes is fuelling worsening inequality and a housing crisis, says Alex Niven, a Newcastle University lecturer

Alex Niven

29, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Owning a second home is antisocial behaviour | Letters
Letters: Graham Lees, Robin Buck and Janet Thompson respond to Simon Jenkins’ article in which he said second homes can be a blight and a blessing on British towns


29, Jun, 2022 @5:31 PM

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