Rethink how we build communities. Scrap Osborne’s tax on landlords. And give more people the chance to own their home.
Posts Tagged: Right to Buy
It can be done, but it requires a great deal of political ambition.
The vast majority of people are neither Not-In-My-Backyarders nor Yes-In-My-Backyarders but Maybe-In-My-Backyarders.
Nadhim Zahawi: New support for those yearning to own their own homes. The Government is delivering on housing.
We must preserve our beautiful countryside – but we must also continue to find places to build homes where people can live. There has to be a balance.
The May government has so far set its sights no higher than its predecessor. Its aim remains Cameron’s – to build a one million homes during this parliament.
They have gone either way in successive elections, but their recent results show up electoral trends that helping the Tories.
Also: Fallon confirms Scottish base expansion; UKIP members decide fate of Welsh leader; Wales to scrap Right to Buy; and more.
A gross generational unfairness has arisen in the opportunity to buy a home, and it must be rectified.
Greg Clark is keen to agree a deal with the sector rather than have to legislate – but he still carries that big stick as a last resort.
The Housing Bill will enable all social tenants to benefit from the Right to Buy, rather than have ownership dictated by whoever happens to manage their property.
Policies like Right to Buy and Starter Homes are steps in the right direction – but we still need to start building hundreds of thousands of new homes.
The Conservative Manifesto’s commitment to garden cities where local people want them was a welcome demonstration of a willingness to provide housing supply.
Plus: Tories – too vague. UKIP – too specific. LibDems: what are they for? Why the polls could all be wrong. And: I win an award, and am baffled.
Graeme Archer: There’s only one party of wealth redistribution in Great Britain, and it isn’t Labour
Right to Buy is back, baby, And it’s magnificent.
“It’s a measure of how much the Conservatives have run out of new ideas… a poor cover version of one of Margaret Thatcher’s 1980s hits.”