Rent freezes, tax relief on mortgage interest payments, and targeted aid to pensioners all need to be on the table.
Lord Frost is right about the dangers of politicians chasing the dragon on regulation. But landlords can’t have it both ways.
It’s the worst form of gesture politics in practice – that substitutes for the urgent need for more housing.
Ultimately, we have to prevent vulnerable people from ever reaching the streets. We should seize this opportunity to work out how.
The key is not just to get homes built, but to provide realistic pathways to ownership for middle- and working-class families.
We are calling for the development of a hardship loan scheme for tenants, similar to those in Wales and Scotland.
The Green Home Grant Scheme wasn’t ambitious enough – and their willingness to give up on it speaks volumes.
The best protection for the latter would be Government-guaranteed hardship loans.
A major part of the problem is high tax rates driven by borrowing for higher education courses that they’d be better off not taking.
Four proposals to help engender a sustainable balance between the rights of landlords and renters.