Sooner or later this problem is going to hit the Tories – hard – due to the demographics the party needs to attract at the next election.
Posts Tagged: Housing
Alex Morton: Ministers can have more houses or higher immigration. But they won’t be able to get away with both.
Annual net migration currently suggests 55,000 more homes a year since the 2014 projections – more than the entire rise planned after the housing row.
Bob Seely: The case against planning revolutionaries – and their flawed assumptions about how to get housing done
I would like to reply, again, to Henry Hill – as part of our debate on the best way to build in Britain.
Clarity is needed that “levelling up” is not intended to mean class war against the more affluent.
A report has found that empty commercial and retail buildings, owned by local authorities, could be converted into 19,500 homes.
Bob Seely is wrong – building more homes is not just about ‘local people’.
Bob Seely: The Government’s current approach to housing needs intelligent, sensitive reforms – not a complete overhaul
I take issue with Henry Hill’s recent article for ConservativeHome on the matter. Here’s why.
We need a thriving construction workforce. A shortage of skilled workers has been exacerbated by foreign-born workers returning home.
Neil Stock: The planning system is a socialist construct. It desperately needs updating for the modern age.
The legislation introduced by the Town and Country Planning Act 1947 is still remarkably unchanged to this day.
Ben Bradley: My constituents aren’t interested in slanging matches in SW1. Potholes and parking, though…
The issues that were raised with us on doorsteps in the local elections were about our highways, town centre and green spaces.
Luke Stanley: Ending rough sleeping will require building a better understanding of its causes, not just more homes
Ultimately, we have to prevent vulnerable people from ever reaching the streets. We should seize this opportunity to work out how.
Adrian Lee: Rent to Buy could allow the Government to revive the dream of a property-owning democracy
The key is not just to get homes built, but to provide realistic pathways to ownership for middle- and working-class families.
It is nonsense to suggest that ‘levelling up’ demands misdirecting building targets to places where housing is already affordable.
Jihyun Park: Growing up in North Korea, I could have never imagined standing in the UK local elections. Here’s what I learnt.
Since I arrived in 2018, I have discovered so much about British politics – and the value of a name.
Nick King: Levelling up. The challenge is less defining it than delivering it, for which Johnson will need the private sector.
The first of a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about the most distinctive of the Prime Minister’s big aims.