Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what actually issues.

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On this week’s episode, we focus on:

Inexperienced mortgages

The federal government has stated it might hyperlink the price of a mortgage to a property’s power effectivity, making it cheaper to purchase and personal a greener house (and costlier to purchase and personal one which makes use of extra power). Opponents of the transfer have attacked it on a number of fronts: they are saying it would make it even tougher for first-time consumers to get onto the property ladder, they ask how correct the power assessments might be they usually query whether or not the coverage would create sufficient of a monetary incentive to make the mandatory enhancements.

Company waste 

Entire Meals is below fireplace this week for throwing away unsold inventory, per week after the style model Coach was criticised for the same follow. Each instances got here to gentle due to a marketing campaign by outstanding TikTok customers, who are actually in a position to exert important social stress. Will different firms now be compelled to kind out their waste drawback?


Incels – males who contemplate themselves to be “involuntarily celibate” – have gained notoriety by means of a collection of violent assaults, and a broader tradition of misogyny. Now some girls are starting to determine as “femcels”, their feminine equivalents – though their worldview seems to be much less aggressive and extra introspective. Is that this a helpful label for a rising development in the direction of prolonged intervals of single dwelling – or just a brand new phrase for a longstanding sense of loneliness?