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.
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James Fredrickson: Commitment to expanding the housing supply is welcome news – but the private sector must lead the way
Expanding the supply of available land means reviewing access to the green belt. It is contentious but nothing worth doing comes easy.
Ideas for the Budget 2) Andrew Lilico: How Hammond can create sovereign wealth funds to invest in housing
Plus: the official measure of inflation should be changed; student funding requires reform; and the Chancellor must prepare for No Deal.
It’s personal low in the run-up to the Budget. Meanwhile, Gove gets within a single point of beating Davidson for the top spot.
“None of the above” has the best part of a quarter of the vote. In the surveys since the election, it has successively come first, first, second, second – and now first again.
One radical option would be a new DCLG housing fund that local authorities would be able to bid for, if they can show there is support for more homes in their area.
There is an opportunity to deliver a radical fix to our housing market, and change many lives for the better.
“Investing in the future, taking advantage of record low interest rates, can be the right thing if done sensibly.”
The youth vote is not one homogenous lump: more than half of school leavers won’t go to university, and won’t benefit from more generous student loan terms.
And Conservative activists applaud a call to end “the fetishisation of the Green Belt”.
Johnson leads our Next Tory Leader category…but makes no progress in our Cabinet League Table. The reason? He divides opinion.
Davis, Gove, and Fallon make up the top three again, but satisfaction levels overall are low. And Davidson is out-polling every Cabinet member.
“Other” is second, Rees-Mogg third, and Davis fourth. The shape of the results is very similar to that of a recent YouGov poll.
The Secretary of State says Government has been focusing on affordable homes, and has helped build more council houses in last 5 years than Labour did in previous 13.
Politicians are most effective when they are being themselves. Does part of May’s “irreducable core” really yearn for more housing?
A better way forward is to boost the range available in the private rented sector by an increase in the Local Housing Allowance.