The evidence suggests a slight increase in the rate of owner-occupation over the last couple of years.
Posts Tagged: Housing
In Gosport, employment is a greater priority than new housing. Top down targets fail to allow for local needs.
Pleasure flights from Solent Airport are proving a lucrative source of income for our local authority.
Andrea Jenkyns: Help to Buy largely helped the better-off – instead let’s support those who really need it
Government schemes to promote home buying are not reaching a large part of the population who aspire to own their own homes.
A new era of optimism in Downing Street can bring positive changes for my area.
Joe Shalam: Modern employers are learning the Bournville lesson – better housing for workers benefits them, too
Where George Cadbury led, Pret a Manger, Microsoft and Nationwide now follow.
Rosalind Beck: The Government’s war on landlords will only make the housing crisis worse for the lowest-paid.
There needs to be the ability to evict when that is justified. Undue delay and obstruction and the rental market will shrink.
We need to redefine our purpose, move forward with our global partners, unite the UK – and defeat Corbynism.
The Government should abolish stamp duty entirely for all purchases of a main home under £500,000.
Paul James: I’m proud of what we achieving in Gloucester. But more incentives are needed for new housing.
The New Homes Bonus must not be eroded, and the constraints on small urban local authorities should be recognised.
Driving landlords out of business would not help tenants. We need more choice and competition by increasing supply.
The rest of our economy is shifting to greater sustainability. The system to provide places to live should do the same.
Encouragingly, both leadership contenders have confirmed their support for more devolution.
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.
Jeremy Hutton: There are 6,047 empty council-owned commercial properties in the UK – what a shocking waste
Providing security, insurance, maintenance and renovation of these vacant properties costs £74 million a year. Many could be converted into housing.