Declining home ownership amongst the young is an existential threat to the Conservative Party. Yesterday’s announcements were not equal to the task.
The third part of a ConHome series this week on housing and planning in the wake of the Queen’s Speech.
It’s the worst form of gesture politics in practice – that substitutes for the urgent need for more housing.
With petrol at an all-time high and energy bill rising, among other cost-of-living issues, is it any wonder the public are losing faith?
Green arguments against having children seem pointless when economic conditions have made it near impossible.
The Party likes to pretend the housing crisis is a demand-side problem. Do they really mean to fix it by pricing people out altogether?
A powerful coalition of the comfortably-off want to freeze this country in aspic. Ministers must resist them.
They can increase housing supply, save the government further spending, and show key workers that their sacrifice has not been forgotten.
One of the more seductive myths in the housing debate is that there is enough brownfield land to satisfy our building needs.
Bob Seely is wrong – building more homes is not just about ‘local people’.
It is nonsense to suggest that ‘levelling up’ demands misdirecting building targets to places where housing is already affordable.