Under the current regime, the tax avoidance measure is to simply hang onto the property until death. The Chancellor should fix that flaw.
Posts Tagged: home ownership
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.
What Brokenshire is up to as Communities Secretary, sorry, Housing Secretary, sorry, Communities Secretary
He wants to take people with him in his quest to hit the Government’s target. But will radical policy ideas fit with his emollient political approach?
Since 2010 there have been 90,730 sales through Right to Buy and councils have delivered 94 per cent of the replacements required to meet the one-for-one target.
Onward proposes helping half a million young people by lending them a deposit in the same way that government underwrites some of their mortgage costs.
The Moggcast. “We’ve got to build a lot of houses”, including on “poor quality scrub land” in the Green Belt.
The Government should mull the Heathrow Hub proposal. Plus: Nanny is yet to see her own appearance on Tracey Ullman’s show.
Alex Morton: A solution to Tory electoral problems in the capital. Work to make it more like the rest of England.
It’s wrong to claim that May and Brexit have brought new problems for the Conservatives in London. These were clear in 2015 under Cameron.
“I very much look forward to working alongside you again when you are back to full health,” the Prime Minister wrote when he stood down in January. And here he is.
A right to shared ownership would also be welcome. Boldness is needed to prevent a Corbyn Government.
It is not a fix-all, but I hope its measures will produce a real improvement in the number of people who become homeless in the first place.
The Government should return to the approach championed in 1988, and abandon the practice of punishing landlords.
Our New Generation programme will be tasked with producing policies in areas that are of pressing concern to voters: tax, enterprise, housing, welfare.