While chancellor George Osborne’s Budget yesterday had a strong housing focus, which was welcomed in housing circles, the announcements failed miserably in the face of a growing UK housing crisis.
Author Archives: Kevin Gulliver
Worryingly for the housing and construction sectors, personnel changes may signal downgrading of housing policy at a time when housing is growing in importance.
Yesterday the Labour Housing Group published its long-awaited ‘One Nation Housing Policy’ paper – ’50 Policies for Labour’ – beginning the process of providing Labour with a coherent housing strategy for the next General Election.
If Osborne’s Help to Buy scheme is a success, another housing market crash may be just around the corner
Despite bits and pieces to encourage provision of a few more affordable homes within the social sector, the big housing news from last week’s budget was that the government is seeking to expand home ownership again after a decline in the number and proportion of homeowners since 2005.
Kevin Gulliver writes about putting Tenants Mutual at the centrepiece of a ‘One Nation’ housing policy for Ed Miliband and Labour.