The Chancellor’s plan for it is good as far as it goes. But more new Garden Cities are needed to help solve our housing problems.
In the wake of the floods, the Government has already stumped up extra cash for fixing potholes. It should try to find more for this popular policy.
The tax as it stands is excessive and unfair – plus the evidence suggests it wouldn’t cost a penny to fix.
The current enthusiasm for income tax cuts is in danger of getting out of hand.
That’s two days after the European and local elections.
Finally, the parties are beginning to change the way they start conversations with potential voters.
This year’s Wolfson Economics Prize seeks an answer to a sticky, essential question.
The system should be shaped by residents, small-scale developers and practitioners of good design – not lawyers, consultants and the big developers.
Crunch the numbers from the last year, and Labour’s lead is going down, down, down.
Housing isn’t just about somewhere to put people, it’s a deeper question about how you build a society of people who feel they have a stake and are attached to it.
Which requires stable funding – an equivalent to the Conservative Foundation.
To win, we must be willing to question our ideas and our arguments – but we must always trust the electorate.