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 Government should mull the Heathrow Hub proposal. Plus: Nanny is yet to see her own appearance on Tracey Ullman’s show.
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.
Our innovative Earn Your Deposit Scheme would give the young a real chance to get on the housing ladder.
If she really is to “dedicate my premiership” to fixing housing growth and home ownership, she will need to throw a chunk of her caution to the winds.
“This is the most important job of your political career so far – and there’s a lot riding on what you make of it. On this one you need to make a difference.”
Local decision-making must be respected if communities are to be confident in embracing development. We need these principles in urban areas too.
When people cannot afford to live in the place where they work they spend more and more of their own time and money commuting on congested trains and roads. We need to broaden the Community Land Trust model to include market housing.