The UK has one of the lowest rates of social mobility among OECD countries. Debate Mate tackles educational disadvantage by helping young people to find their voices, so they can become the leaders of tomorrow.
As London’s roads become increasingly congested, attention turns to the Thames as an overlooked asset. The vision is for a fleet of enclosed, personalised river taxis. Driverless and energy-efficient, they promise to be a new icon of London transport.
High stamp duty is choking the housing market. Yet a simple solution exists. If the seller pays the stamp duty, instead of the buyer, it will stimulate transactions and increase affordability for younger generations.
When the Design Museum moved to Kensington, it looked for innovative ways to raise funds. In exchange for a donation of £25,000, supporters could join The Flagpole Club and put their name to a flagpole outside the building.
In London, unlike Florence, Amsterdam and New York, art attractions are free to enter. If every overseas guest paid an extra 1% of their hotel bill to a cultural fund, it would help keep our galleries free for UK citizens.
Six elegant, architect-designed houseboats are bringing a new style of living to this part of the Grand Union Canal in Maida Vale, London. Residents of these floating apartments also have access to the gym, pool and spa at the nearby Harbour Leisure Club.