Limiting councils’ discretion could lead to a lot of fuss for little real change. The real problem is a geographically unbalanced economy.
Posts Tagged: Social Housing
John Moss: Khan has failed to deliver on housing. The Government should switch to funding the London boroughs instead.
Cut out the middleman. Go straight to the people who want to build – and help people who want to buy their home.
The planning system is very tricky to navigate. That is good for lawyers – but bad for those wanting a good home to live in.
Change the rules so there is a right to use the discount to buy a property in the private sector – not the home the tenant occupies.
To keep the economy functioning, it must be affordable for some in relatively low-paid jobs to live in central London.
We need to build a new generation of high quality, beautiful, green, affordable homes for people to rent and buy.
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.
Daniel Pryor: Reducing homelessness. Housing First is a liberal approach based on harm reduction. We need more of it
When Crisis is saying the same thing as the Centre for Social Justice and ourselves at the Adam Smith Institute, politicians should listen.
Neil O’Brien: Salvaging the economy. Could we just live with more borrowing for a bit? Maybe, maybe not.
Hopefully it will be crisis averted, and we’ll have a bit more time to fix the hole. But sooner or later, difficult choices on tax and spending are coming.
The discount will be passed on to future buyers, helping more people onto the property ladder.
Stephen Greenhalgh and Nick Botterill: Under Labour, Hammersmith & Fulham has become a borough of missed opportunity
The chance for new housing, of an improved standard, has been sabotaged. The dream of home ownership for thousands has been thwarted.
Many of these buildings could be replaced with new homes. New rules are needed to end this scandal.
The cost of putting individuals and families into temporary accommodation is significant. Finding secure accommodation is imperative.
As the Prime Minister said, many people have lent us their vote, and they won’t be so generous next time if we get it wrong.
In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.