We need to face up to a fall in house prices to allow the aspirations of the young to be fulfilled. The alternative is a Corbyn Government.
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Dan Wilson Craw: More social housing, fewer no-fault evictions. The Conservatives need a plan for Britain’s growing renters.
We estimate that the number of retirees in England’s rental sector will swell to nearly one million by 2035. This marks a three-fold increase from its current level of 370,000.
There has been come success with reducing the number of empty homes and converting offices for residential use.
Spreadsheet Phil must become Storyteller Phil – if his Budget is to succeed where the Tory conference failed
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
The failure to deliver on the promise to provide them with a right to buy is a missed opportunity.
A quick and modest change in the regulations would allow local authorities to build more on their own land.
To reduce investment in infrastructure or R&D is to take away from the future – just as surely as running up unsustainable debt does.
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.
James Frayne: To win over young voters, don’t make the mistake of assuming they’re all wealthy graduates
Targeting stamp duty and tuition fees could be less effective than technical education and the right industrial policy.
Not only would many borrowers feel pain, but the Opposition might well be tempted to seize the chance to pile on the pressure.
Developers and planners will also have to accept difficult changes if the aspirations of the young are to be fulfilled.
Space requirements prevent single young people getting on the housing ladder and make overcrowding worse.
The Prime Minister must explain today how reforming the system will deliver more gains for workers and familes than tearing it up.
Simply banging on about the socialist 1970s will not cut it. We need our own vision. Focus on shared ownership as the model for new housing would be a good start.
The prime objective is to get more houses built – copying Labour’s attacks on foreign investors would make matters worse.