Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
No, tbh developers, who are the only people building any housing these days, are only interested in providing the most profitable warehousing they can. Pile it high, squeeze it tight and sell as expensively as the market can bear.

Facilities such as hospitals, schools and other stuff isn't their concern. Nor do central government seem to think such things are their responsiblity either.

Meanwhile local authorities are being starved of funds to provide statutory services, but the newly gentrified owner occupiers vote Tory, who are loathe to do anything, but then moan that there are no services.

We used to be a country that wanted services like France, but taxes like the US and kinda fell between stools Things were provided, but they just weren't very good. Nowadays, we don't even try; there's just a sense of hopeless resignation with central government having abdicated responsibility for just about anything except largesse for nuclear power.

I wish your friend well, but they should consider moving on to a more civilsed country. Being paid in sterling isn't going to be worth the candle very soon.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Aug 2nd, 2017 at 08:34:53 PM EST
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