Plus: We must be the Party for social housing as well as home ownership. And: why don’t we trumpet our history of social reform?
Posts Tagged: home ownership
Probably enough is being done to maintain the status quo. The problem is that for millions of people aiming for home ownership, that is pretty dire.
Here is one firm’s account of how unnecessary costs and delay in the planning system holds them back. Timescales promised by councils are not honoured.
The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
Joel Charles: After May’s conference speech and Hammond’s Budget, opportunity must be our core objective
We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.
Matt Kilcoyne: How a flexible Right to Buy will breathe new life into an old policy – and a transformational one, too
Council tenants would be able to transfer the value of their Right to Buy discount and use it towards buying a different, cheaper property which they could afford.
In the second of three articles, the Weston-super-Mare MP sets out plans on tax, housing deficits and debt to help achieve inter-generational justice.
The Government should legislate to make it illegal for estate agents to refuse to offer their services to people purely on the basis that they are in receipt of benefits.
Robert Colvile: The boost to home ownership that would come from Help to Own – and the work we’ve been doing on it
Alex Morton and the rest of our research team have spent weeks crunching the numbers to ensure that they stack up
When you’re worried about your child’s school, politicians look remote when they sound more interested in acronym bingo on whether we should look more like Canada or Norway.
Under the current regime, the tax avoidance measure is to simply hang onto the property until death. The Chancellor should fix that flaw.
Alex Morton: Too many Tory politicians say nothing worthwhile – because they have nothing worthwhile to say
What do our cliché-ridden rulers propose? Ending plastic cups, gender quotas for boardrooms and banning Tony the Tiger.
Johnson’s latest column on the issue might avoid even mentioning it, but the debate is about how far we go, not whether we do it.
She notes that the choice is not between maintaining prices or building more, but between building more and ushering in Corbynism.
Natalie Elphicke: The private renting experiment has failed six million people. Here’s an alternative approach.
There is compelling evidence that there are only two tenures – social housing and home ownership – by which wellbeing of people is supported effectively.