The rise of social housing provided “biggest collective leap in living standards in British history”. Today, housing associations are the keepers of that legacy.
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There is compelling evidence that there are only two tenures – social housing and home ownership – by which wellbeing of people is supported effectively.
We offer social housing with traditional design and also saving our tenants around £500 a year on fuel bills. The Government should back this approach.
He wants to take people with him in his quest to hit the Government’s target. But will radical policy ideas fit with his emollient political approach?
Since 2010 there have been 90,730 sales through Right to Buy and councils have delivered 94 per cent of the replacements required to meet the one-for-one target.
In my constituency, we have a target of just over 640 homes a year. Our housing waiting list is 3,000.
Maybe it’s because I grew up next to the tower, or that I lost a member of my family in the fire, but next week’s anniversary of the tragedy has an added poignancy for me.
We need more houses, not just to buy, but to rent – truly affordably, as well. This is a social justice issue.
A powerful analysis by Andrew O’Hagan for the London Review of Books also contains serious criticisms of senior Ministers.
It’s not just about police numbers – the key is to focus relentlessly on results and efficiency, freeing officers to get out on patrol.
A right to shared ownership would also be welcome. Boldness is needed to prevent a Corbyn Government.
The Government has to balance the need to get lots more houses built with its duty to protect buyers from unscrupulous builders.
Under Labour the local football club has been treated appallingly and crime has been allowed to rise. The Conservatives offer a bold and positive alternative.