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Posts Tagged: Housing
George Osborne made a bogeyman of buy-to-let landlords, but making it harder and more expensive to supply rental housing is deeply counter-productive.
My continuation as a councillor would be likely to serve as a distraction as the council deals with major, pressing issues.
My TV omnipresence. After The News. Two wheezes from the Chancellor. Will he be fired in a reshuffle? Oh, and p.s: it could take place on Monday.
There’s a place for having a go at Corbyn – how could we not when so much of what he says is so indefensible? – but it has to be combined with our plan for a better life.
Despite his best efforts progress has been derisory. It must be given priority if the housing crisis is to be eased.
The youth vote is not one homogenous lump: more than half of school leavers won’t go to university, and won’t benefit from more generous student loan terms.
Developers and planners will also have to accept difficult changes if the aspirations of the young are to be fulfilled.
We need to look at the write-off threshold more than the repayment threshold or bottom line fees to make a difference that young graduates can relate to.
Space requirements prevent single young people getting on the housing ladder and make overcrowding worse.
We need a Council Tax cut for the young, financed by forced sales of municipal land to boost the number of new homes.
The Government needs to make a decision on our post-Brexit economic model, reinvigorate the Conservatives in office – and win the votes of the next generation.
People are not yet at the point where they believe the party in government needs kicking out; they are still willing to give us a hearing.
The Government could make it much easier for older people to downsize by providing a Stamp Duty exemption.
We have our reservations about the Foreign Secretary, but concede that he alone, of those Ministers who spoke this week, made the Tory message sing.