It’s not bad policy, but it isn’t obvious why one group is deserving of so much more support than the other.
Posts Tagged: Rent
Ryan Bourne: The Government is wrong to end no fault eviction. The change will mean fewer landlords and renter homes.
It’s the worst form of gesture politics in practice – that substitutes for the urgent need for more housing.
Ensuring that everyone has a decent, affordable and secure home is one of the fundamental public policy challenges of our time.
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.
Nick Bourne and Ros Altmann: Ministers must take decisive action to support the rented housing sector
We are calling for the development of a hardship loan scheme for tenants, similar to those in Wales and Scotland.
Mark Bridgeman: If Ministers really want to build back greener, they need a scheme to help homes that works
The Green Home Grant Scheme wasn’t ambitious enough – and their willingness to give up on it speaks volumes.
I love my new flat. But I’m also sick of moving. We renters need a Greta Thunberg of the housing crisis.
MPs seem to think ‘it doesn’t affect me, so I’ll think about it later’ when they hear complaints from Generation Rent.
The best protection for the latter would be Government-guaranteed hardship loans.
Richard Holden: My young constituents want to pay less tax and afford a home. We must lift the University debts that hold them back.
A major part of the problem is high tax rates driven by borrowing for higher education courses that they’d be better off not taking.
Four proposals to help engender a sustainable balance between the rights of landlords and renters.
Phillipa Stroud: Coronavirus has hit those in poverty hardest. The Government must support employment, fast.
The next step is for a commission to be established that can develop solutions to the current inequalities we have seen.
By using the new grant as an incentiv those who are looking to buy would be more likely to buy a new build, enabling supply to continue.
James Frayne: More welfare spending. A business tax avoidance clampdown. The new economic policy that voters will want.
One area that has had relatively little attention, but could get much more, is the behaviour of commercial landlords across the country.
Graham Gudgin: Speed, scale, simplicity. Three principles for further action by Ministers to protect jobs and help people.
The job now needs to be completed by shoring up workers’ incomes and firms’ revenues to as close to 100 per cent as is practical.