There is a mismatch between Government announcements and Commons realities. It cannot attempt reforms without risking them being amended out of recognition.
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This reform will mean that families renting privately can sleep easier at night, knowing that the housing market they rely on has become fairer as a result.
Julian Brazier: Yes, the Conservatives must engage with young people – but challenge their worldview, not concede it
James Kanagasooriam’s recent analysis is powerful, but the suggested solutions are less sure. Simply offering what younger voters want won’t work.
The experience of San Francisco was that the policy caused the supply of available rental housing to be reduced by 15 per cent.
Onward estimates that up to 88,000 landlords would make use of the relief each year, transferring just under half a million homes into ownership over five years.
More protection is needed for tenants who complain about the condition of their property due to unscrupulous landlords
Unfair tax increases and restrictions will reduce the housing supply and make homelessness worse.
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.
They need time and resources spent on preparing them for employment and for life – and for their Government to adapt as quickly as they are doing.
While some may argue that this article would be better suited on a Labour Party site, to me the idea of protecting ways of life from extinction is as conservative as it gets.
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.
Far from all young people are dyed-in-the-wool Corbynites. To improve the Conservative vote we need to find the right ways to communicate.
Chris Philp: Building more homes is not enough – let’s reserve a proportion of them for UK residents
Increasing supply is important, and so is making sure that young Britons have a chance to get on the ladder.
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.