Minister must come clean over homeless figures

Minister must come clean over homeless figures

12   “Cutting the official figures does nothing to help those people who are living in emergency accommodation that is either owned or rented out by local authorities. Whether they are on the books or not, these are people who do not have a permanent and secure...
Long-term renters require different mortgage rules

Long-term renters require different mortgage rules

00 “The effect of trapping long-term renters in high rents is that the mortgage rules are actually inflating the rental market and driving up housing costs for a huge cohort of the population.” The Social Democrats spokesperson on Consumer Affairs and Political...
New Land Development Agency inadequate and unambitious

New Land Development Agency inadequate and unambitious

10 “There has been an urgent and obvious need for a development agency to coordinate the acquisition of land and the building of houses that are affordable to buy or rent. However, what’s being proposed today will not deliver the radical reforms needed to properly...
Tax land hoarding and build on public land to tackle housing crisis

Tax land hoarding and build on public land to tackle housing crisis

21 ““We have had two housing crises in the past decade. We have to end this cycle now. We cannot rely on the market to deliver housing that is affordable to buy or rent.” The Social Democrats today called for urgent measures to make private and public land...