The best protection for the latter would be Government-guaranteed hardship loans.
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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.
Will Green: I’m a Labour supporter – but here’s why I believe that Universal Basic Income wouldn’t work
Effectively, for much of the population, UBI would merely take their money and then give it back to them. What’s the point?
Neil O’Brien: How the Conservatives can do better with younger voters. And remain a compassionate party.
After crushing Labour last year, it might be tempting to rest on our laurels. But we need to act now to keep the extreme left locked out of Number 10.
If we’re really going solve it and “build better” as Scruton wished then we need massive changes.
“My Government will embark on an ambitious programme of domestic reform”. The Queen’s Speech – full text
Although Brexit is the headline, the spotlight is on a range of measures aimed at schools, the NHS, the police, and the justice system.
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
Neil O’Brien: Corbynomics – and why it means that your house, business and savings don’t really belong to you
In his eyes, you have them only as long as the Government suffers you to have them, and they can be retrospectively taken away if he sees fit.
Landlords in the capital already have lower yields than those elsewhere. Who is going to choose to build homes to rent if there is no return on investment?
Andrea Jenkyns: Help to Buy largely helped the better-off – instead let’s support those who really need it
Government schemes to promote home buying are not reaching a large part of the population who aspire to own their own homes.