Brighton and Hove council, among others across England, is lobbying to be granted powers to regulate Airbnb and other short-term letting sites, in order to alleviate their negative impact on its communities.
Internet streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are facing new competition from giants like Disney, Apple and HBO. However, not only are they launching their own streaming services, they are also taking back all rights to broadcast their own intellectual property (IP).
Labour made an election pledge to provide free broadband for all British consumers and businesses by nationalising Openreach, a subsection of British Telecom (BT), claiming it will boost productivity by £59bn. But would nationalising broadband really help productivity?