It needs a clear prevention strategy in place by year-end, to provide a clear framework for local councils, and to roll out the Housing First Programme.
Plus: We must be the Party for social housing as well as home ownership. And: why don’t we trumpet our history of social reform?
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
And, as Boles says, we will never build the number of homes we need unless the state is building 100,000 a year.
And Conservative activists applaud a call to end “the fetishisation of the Green Belt”.
Tenants will ultimately be worse off – so common sense will hopefully prevail before and when legislation is brought before Parliament.
Growing national debt is a burden that young people and future generations shouldn’t be asked to bear. Governments have a moral responsibility to remove it.
St Austell & Newquay, Hampstead & Kilburn, Great Yarmouth…what Shelter found, using Lord Ashcroft’s polling as the basis for our research.