London mayor seeks rent control powers, will clamp down on sky-high leases

Rent controls could be coming to London if the city’s mayor gets his way.Sadiq Khan wants to follow in the footsteps of Berlin and New York, in seeking to clamp down on inflation-busting rent increases, but lacks the power to impose the rules. Instead he is published a blueprint for how the government could hand down powers that would include giving renters open-ended tenancies and the ability to bring rents down.Cities around the world are grappling with an affordable housing crisis after a… Source link

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Gojek steps up fraud prevention measures to clamp down on ‘middlemen’, Singapore, Business News

SINGAPORE – Ride-hailing firm Gojek says it has taken steps to tackle the problem of fraudulent rides being offered through its platform, and will continue to strengthen its fraud prevention mechanism. Gojek said on Wednesday (June 19) that police have been investigating the issue since a report was made last month, adding that both the Indonesia-based company and the police have taken “significant actions” against unauthorised middlemen who have been offering cheap rides in Singapore. The Straits Times reported on Monday how at least two dozen “middlemen” have been actively…

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