With 6,000 properties lying empty, the Secretary of State has intervened over the failure to produce a local plan.
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Since the Stamp Duty announcement I’ve spotted soft ‘Corbynistas’ actually congratulating the Chancellor by name.
It continues to clear the deficit, prepare for Brexit, and back our businesses with the support they need to boost productivity.
Productivity varies sharply. In Lambeth a planning officer approves an average of 39 applications a year – in next door Merton its 189.
Hammond’s plan – from abolishing Stamp Duty for most first-time buyers, through to reforms to help Universal Credit recipients.
Cutting the cost of living. Building more houses. Protecting the NHS. Developing skills. A draft of the proposals Hammond should deliver.
Andrew Green: No, EFTA membership would not give us adequate control of immigration. There is a better way.
MigrationWatch has suggested that those EU migrants with skills in short supply should be able to come to the UK for a time-limited period after Brexit.
Councils need to use their own land to boost development – without the Mayor of London being able to get in the way.
“We’re delivering planning permissions in record numbers. Actually we’re delivering homes in record numbers – 217,000 in the last year.”
Given the resistance of Tory MPs to spending cuts and tax rises, Hammond’s easiest course would be to push any into the future. But this wouldn’t be problem-free…
We need to face up to a fall in house prices to allow the aspirations of the young to be fulfilled. The alternative is a Corbyn Government.
Dan Wilson Craw: More social housing, fewer no-fault evictions. The Conservatives need a plan for Britain’s growing renters.
We estimate that the number of retirees in England’s rental sector will swell to nearly one million by 2035. This marks a three-fold increase from its current level of 370,000.
There has been come success with reducing the number of empty homes and converting offices for residential use.
With sensible changes to things like direct payments and access to information, the new system can work better for everybody.
Spreadsheet Phil must become Storyteller Phil – if his Budget is to succeed where the Tory conference failed
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.