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Posts Tagged: home ownership
The Government should abolish stamp duty entirely for all purchases of a main home under £500,000.
Tom Tugendhat: The last two men left standing in this contest must resist the temptation to slug it out
While there is no shortage of ideas, there has been a shortage of leadership. We need a Prime Minister who will take us through Brexit and confront the challenges beyond.
There are close to 100,000 people affected by terms that leave them with ground rent in excess of 0.1 per cent of their property. That means it is unsaleable.
That means easing onerous planning restrictions and ending George Osborne’s misguided crackdown on buy-to-let landlords.
Eric Ollerenshaw: Conservatives must be bolder on housing policy – and in taking credit for what is being achieving
There’s a development of 5,000 new homes near where I live. The sign board doesn’t mention the large Government grant.
Its muscular power is needed to boost share ownership, build houses and tax wealth rather than income. And let’s rule out a No Deal Brexit.
25 questions about (another) early general election – and the horror show it could be for the Conservatives
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
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?
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.