One radical option would be a new DCLG housing fund that local authorities would be able to bid for, if they can show there is support for more homes in their area.
Posts Tagged: Housing
Too often the opportunity for new homes that are popular and beautiful is being missed.
Robert Buckland: “We must speak the language of opportunity”. His lecture on Tory revival. Full text.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
My new project takes inspiration from Teddy Roosevelt, who saved American capitalism from itself.
Richard Graham: Supported housing is crucial for hundreds of thousands of people – let’s back it properly
A new Supported Housing Allowance would reduce the risk to housing providers and their tenants, at no additional cost to the Exchequer.
There is an opportunity to deliver a radical fix to our housing market, and change many lives for the better.
Why does a new kitchen cost £7,350 in a council flat in Hackney but £2,979 in Camden? Why does a new boiler in Lambeth cost £3,000 but £710 in Kingston?
“Investing in the future, taking advantage of record low interest rates, can be the right thing if done sensibly.”
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.
My continuation as a councillor would be likely to serve as a distraction as the council deals with major, pressing issues.
My TV omnipresence. After The News. Two wheezes from the Chancellor. Will he be fired in a reshuffle? Oh, and p.s: it could take place on Monday.
There’s a place for having a go at Corbyn – how could we not when so much of what he says is so indefensible? – but it has to be combined with our plan for a better life.
Despite his best efforts progress has been derisory. It must be given priority if the housing crisis is to be eased.
The youth vote is not one homogenous lump: more than half of school leavers won’t go to university, and won’t benefit from more generous student loan terms.
Developers and planners will also have to accept difficult changes if the aspirations of the young are to be fulfilled.