Before pumping more funding into the public sector, we must restore the habit of making sure we have the money in the bank before we start spending it.
Posts Tagged: home ownership
The grand plan is to drive landlords into evicting their tenants in order to sell. Where would they live?
Helen Evans: Housing associations need to work with the Government to boost oportunities for home ownership
We need more people to have their own place to live. But we don’t want to make increasing supply more challenging.
Mark Henderson: The boost for shared home ownership is very welcome. Not everyone can afford to buy outright.
This is about basic fairness, and people on lower incomes deserving the same chance to get on the housing ladder.
Richard Holden: My young constituents want to pay less tax and afford a home. We must lift the University debts that hold them back.
A major part of the problem is high tax rates driven by borrowing for higher education courses that they’d be better off not taking.
Limiting councils’ discretion could lead to a lot of fuss for little real change. The real problem is a geographically unbalanced economy.
John Moss: Khan has failed to deliver on housing. The Government should switch to funding the London boroughs instead.
Cut out the middleman. Go straight to the people who want to build – and help people who want to buy their home.
Tom Harwood: Implementing the Planning White Paper will stem the tide of young people turning to Labour
The new zone proposals will take away the effective monopoly of the big developers, allowing a genuine market to deliver for people.
Change the rules so there is a right to use the discount to buy a property in the private sector – not the home the tenant occupies.
By using the new grant as an incentiv those who are looking to buy would be more likely to buy a new build, enabling supply to continue.
We have a scheme to help our tenants with deposits, to boost home ownership.
Sooner rather than later, they will find a growing number of constituents coming to them for help with this latest twist in the housing crisis.
Many of these buildings could be replaced with new homes. New rules are needed to end this scandal.
In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.
Our survival as a party and arguably that of our nation itself depends on people having a stake in this country.